Snowy Narvik in Norway



Places to visit

Polar Park

With animal welfare as its greatest concern, Polar Park keeps animals in their natural habitat. Just 12 enclosures across 110 hectares are home to many of Norway’s wild animals, including reindeer and large predators such as bears, wolves and lynx. As well as seeing some amazing creatures, the landscape around the world’s northernmost animal park is also astounding – the perfect backdrop to your Arctic wildlife experience.


Narvikfjellet Ski Resort

With Narvik city at its foot, this unique alpine facility is open all year round, with the surrounding mountains and deep fjords a true beauty to behold. During winter, families and beginners can benefit from several custom pathways with jumps and games, while experienced visitors can receive a good dose of adrenaline from the many technically demanding trails. It’s worth taking a ride on the lifts or cable car to witness the spectacular views from the top of Narvikfjellet towards the fjords. The original cable car at Narvikfjellet was northern Europe’s first.


Narvik Vehicle History Museum

This museum may be small but it’s absolutely charming and filled with a wealth of exhibits. It is rich with themes from everyday motoring, caravanning and bus and taxi history, to ferries, bridges and roadside environments. There’s even a miniature version of the Ofotbanen railway and a replica of Narvik’s first-ever car.

Places to see

Fjords and the Northern Lights

Located between fjords and mountains, Narvik is a great place to admire these stunning natural phenomena that Norway is particularly well known for. It is also one of the best places from which to view the breathtaking sky show of the Northern Lights, or simply enjoy cruising under these amazing star-studded skies. Cunard guests will gaze up at these heavens from the decks of their Cunard Queen, with ships departing late at night.


Ofotbanen Railway

Norway’s northernmost railway runs from Narvik port to the Swedish border town of Riksgränsen and continues to the village of Abisko – famously one of the best places to view the Northern Lights. Now one of Narvik’s main attractions, you can enjoy the stunning scenery by taking the Arctic Train from Narvik to the border. Recommended in the few hours of winter light, the train crosses picturesque landscapes, including waterfalls and rivers.

Places to shop

Gallery My

Selling a wide range of items – from lithographs, watercolours and photo art to frames, ceramics and glass art – this art gallery boasts accomplished work from local artists and is a great option when gift shopping for both small and large occasions.


Søstrene Grene

A popular chain of boutique stores created by sisters Anna and Clara Grene. Their unique, curatorial eye, along with the wide range of products – from home accessories, kitchenware and interior furnishing to gifts, stationery and personal care items – is what helps to fulfil the goal of this special chain: to be like walking into a calm oasis whenever you enter any Søstrene Grene store anywhere in the world.



With a selection of stores across Norway, stocking a range of homeware and décor items, this is a great shop for those wanting to capture the essence of their trip and bring back some chic Scandinavian design to spruce up their home spaces. In Narvik, you can find Kremmerhuset in the AMFI shopping centre, which is home to more than 38 outlets and dining spots.

You can book your voyage to Narvik online today, and purchase your Shore Experiences via My Cunard (accessible once you have your booking reference).


Article first published in Cunarder (Summer 2022 edition).

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