Narvik - The Region
Sitting on the innermost Eastern shore of the Ofotfjord with mountains towering up behind, the small welcoming port of Narvik is the perfect base in which to explore the wider municipality of Narvik and the surrounding Ofoten region.
The town of Narvik has everything that the visitor could need with a good range of accommodation, restaurants and shopping facilities. Access to the surrounding mountains and countryside is within walking distance or a short bus ride, whilst the delights and adventures of the fjord await you on your doorstep.
Just 15 km North of Narvik is the village of Beisfjord where you will find the picturesque Kongsbakktind Mountain (Sleeping queen). Take a picnic, nestle down by the shores of the fjord and let the scenery wash over you.
Travelling south you will find the village of Skjomen where history enthusiasts will be able to marvel at the pre-historic rock carvings. For those who prefer something a little more physical there is the challenge of the Storsteinfjell and the Frostisen glacier. At a height of 1894 m, the Stornsfjell is the highest mountain in Narvik municipality, whilst the Frostisen is one of the larger plateau glaciers in Norway.
If you don’t like such heights why not try a more sedate activity with a round of golf at Skjomen golf club, one of the world’s most northerly 18 hole golf courses.
Further south is the municipality of Ballangen which has some stunning scenery, particularly around Efjord. Whilst Tysfjord municipality, is home to Stetind, Norway’s national mountain.