The exceptionally clear skies over Narvik give you a front row seat to watch the northern lights in winter and the midnight sun during the summer. For the best viewing conditions, take the ski lift or catch the cable car to the top of Narvikfjellet mountain, one of Norway's top ski destinations. Or have a relaxing day at Langstranda beach, a great place for recreational activities.

A guided tour to the best spots in Narvik with local experts greatly increases your chances of seeing the northern lights. In the city centre, you can find many shops, restaurants and bars, including several sky bars. 

While you wait for the Aurora to show up, you can visit the nearby Polar Park Arctic Wildlife Centre, where you can get close to wolves and other wildlife. You can also learn about Northern Norway’s dramatic Second World War history at the Narvik War Museum. Narvik is also a gateway to other unforgettable arctic experiences, such as ski touring and dog sledding.

Combine your visit to Narvik with a scenic train journey. The Ofotbanen railway runs from Narvik to the Swedish border, travelling through dramatic fjord landscapes. 

Narvik has excellent connections to Bodø, Lofoten and Vesterålen, so you can easily combine your skiing adventure with spending a few days in other northern destinations.