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About Narvik

In the outstandingly beautiful Norwegian Fjords, the town of Narvik is surrounded by a wonderland of gargantuan mountains, glistening waterways, untouched countryside and thriving arctic wildlife. 

Take the cable car up Fagernesfjellet mountain by day and enjoy the stunning views of the region from 670 metres. Or if the conditions and your itinerary permit, you can ascend at night to observe the spectacular Northern Lights from the same lofty vantage point.

The sights indoors are also impressive. The Museum Nord is housed in a handsome brick building erected in 1902 and gives insight into the town's brief but intriguing history, while the new War Museum tells the story of Narvik's key role in WWII via interactive exhibits.

Fancy visiting two countries in one day and seeing amazing sights along the way? The 26 mile-long Ofoten Railway line from Narvik to Kiruna in Swedish Lapland is one of the most spectacular rail journeys in the world.

 

Shore excursions in Narvik

Please note: The shore excursions listed are typical for this port. The full programme of shore excursions available for your cruise will be displayed on Cruise Personaliser at least 12 weeks prior to departure.

All aboard the Ofoten Railway

Activity lowRefreshments included

Duration: 4½ hours

A spectacular train journey through wild, rugged and barren mountain plateaus to the Swedish border.

The Ofoten Railway is truly unique. At the time of construction, the 26 mile line was both the coldest and northern-most railway project in the world, painstakingly carved out of the mountains.

Experience this incredible feat of engineering for yourself as you board the train at Narvik, bound for the Swedish border. Admire the breathtaking scenery across the southern cliffs to towering Bjørnfjell, which stands 488 metres above sea level.

Ensure to look out for the Norwegian and Swedish flags painted on the tunnel wall, marking the border between the 2 countries, before leaving the train at Björkliden, where refreshments of tea or coffee and a slice of cake will be served.

Afterwards, enjoy some free time to take a stroll, before meeting your coach for your return journey with a slightly different perspective.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by coach and train. The amount of walking on this tour is at passenger’s discretion during the free time Björkliden. There are 3 steps to board the train. The train journey lasts approximately 1 hour. There is no commentary provided on the train. The train is not exclusive to P&O Cruises.

Leisurely Narvik

Activity low

Duration: 1½ hours

Discover Narvik’s fascinating history as you take a relaxing guided drive through the sights of this northerly town.

The town of Narvik has a lovely setting at the tip of the peninsula between the Rombaksfjord and Beisfjord, surrounded by impressive peaks like the ‘Kongsbakktind’ – also known as ‘the sleeping queen’ and towering up to 1575m above the town.

Relax onboard your coach as a panoramic drive introduces you to the sights of the town. As you admire the surrounding scenery, your tour guide will bring Narvik’s past to life. Despite being 140 miles inside the Arctic Circle, the port of Narvik is ice-free all year round, thanks to the North Atlantic Current. This played a central part in the town’s development as a port for the export of iron ore, mined in Kiruna in Sweden, with the Ofoen Railway opened in 1902. Narvik also saw combat in World War II, with fierce fighting destroying the main part of the town.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by coach. Sightseeing on this tour is conducted from the coach, however some photo stops will be made.

Lights at the Lodge and Champagne Reception

Activity mediumRefreshments included

Duration: 3 hours

Soar to the top of Narvik Mountain, one of Norway’s most beautiful spots where you may be lucky enough to catch the Northern Lights.

As you soar by cable car to the top of one of Northern Norway’s most famous viewpoints, Fagernesfjellet Mountain, you’ll be mesmerised by the breathtaking views of the surrounding scenery and city disappearing below. You’ll rise 656 metres above sea level to the mountain lodge and restaurant, Narvikfjellet where a Champagne reception will be waiting. From here, you can enjoy complete tranquillity, a spectacular vantage point over the city, and should nature be on your side even the possibility of spotting the Northern lights dancing in the sky.

The Lodge offers remarkable views and while you sip Champagne, your guide will ensure you have an unforgettable evening. You can learn about the Northern Lights and snap incredible vistas from the outdoor platforms.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by coach, cable car and on foot. The Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon, so whilst the chances of spotting them are high, sightings cannot be guaranteed. The temperature can drop significantly in the evenings so please ensure you wear plenty of layered warm clothing. Long queues may be experienced at the cable car station, due to the popularity of this attraction.

Narvik by Cable Car

Activity medium

Duration: 2½ hours

Board a cable car for breathtaking views of Narvik and the surrounding area.

Narvik is a region of contrasts; with beautiful nature and a unique war history.

Enjoy the very best of the stunning scenery with a ride on a cable car. A picturesque 8 minute ascent up Fagernesfjellet Mountain will take you to its popular ski resort, some 640 metres above sea level.

On a clear day, it offers spectacular views all the way to the Lofoten Islands. You may even spy a hang glider or paraglider setting off as it’s a popular jumping point.

Back down on firm ground, a panoramic drive will introduce you to some of the central parts of the town of Narvik.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by coach and cable car. Walking is at your own discretion during the free time at the top of Fagernesfjellet Mountain. Long queues may be experienced at the cable car station, due to the popularity of this attraction. The views may be affected by certain weather conditions, however the tour will still operate except when the cable car closes due to strong winds. At the end of the tour a stop will be made in the town for those interested in exploring independently; passengers are then responsible for making their own way back to the ship.

Narvik Husky Adventure

Activity medium

Duration: 4 hours

Feel the wind on your face, and have the best seat in the house (or sledge!).

Starting with a coach ride from the port of Narvik to the mountain plateau across the border in Sweden, you’ll be told the story of the navvies who constructed the railway and how it became the backbone of Narvik.

On arrival, after meeting the huskies and boarding the sledge its then “hike!” and they’re off! It’s the commonly used term to get those huskies into action! As your experienced ’driver’ steers you and the excited dogs, you’ll feel the wind on your face, and have the best seat in the house to soak up the ever-changing views of the glittering, snowy wilderness. You’ll experience utter quiet, with the only sound being the song of the sled runners and the panting of the dogs.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by coach and sledge. This tour is dependent on snow and usually operates between the months of January and March. Children under the age of 4 are not permitted to participate on this tour. The duration of the dog sledge ride will be around 1 - 1½ hours depending on snow conditions and temperatures. Each sledge holds between 2-4 people and is pulled by 8-14 dogs. There is some uneven and compacted snow to negotiate. The centre has modern toilet and changing facilities. Please ensure you dress in warm layers and wear sturdy, enclosed shoes and a head covering. Participants should be aware that the dogs might jump up onto them in joy, which can cause clothes to get dirty. Some uneven ground (snowy path) may be experienced, but relatively flat and easy access.

 

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