"Narvik and Surroundings" Top 5 Page for this destination Narvik by travelfrosch
Narvik Travel Guide: 104 reviews and 278 photos
We arrived in late June. At 68 degrees, 25 minutes North latitude, Narvik is plenty far enough north to see the Midnight Sun. Unfortunately, the weather was cloudy and rainy the whole time we were there. Oh, well.
The good news: we have a VT friend, Jim (Narviking), who just happens to live in Narvik. He was kind enough to drive us around the area and show us the best of the town and its surroundings. Even when the weather's not perfect, a friendly face who knows the area can greatly enhance your travel experience. Thanks, Jim!
At the end of the line of the Ofoten Railway, Narvik would be a small village at best if it didn't have a year-round, deep-water port. This port is the reason the railway was built in the first place -- to transport iron ore from Kiruna, Sweden to the sea. No tourist town this; there's heavy work to be done.
Narvik is an excellent transit point, be it north to Tromsø, south to Bodø, east to Abisko and Kiruna, or west to Svolvær, our next destination. It's also a fine place to stay in its own right. Despite the cloudy weather, we had an excellent 2-night stay. I'm glad we didn't just pass through. But we finally did say good-bye to Jim and to Narvik, and boarded the express boat to Svolvær.
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