Narvik Cruises

Picturesque view of Narvik and its houses at the foot of a mountain with view of the port
Picturesque view of Narvik and its houses at the foot of a mountain with view of the port
Narvik town with snow cap mountains in background

Founded in 1903, Narvik is a relatively new city but still offers a fascinating history. Located north of the Arctic Circle, the city's harbour is surprisingly ice-free, however, there are still a number of stunning Arctic sights to see, including the Narvikfjellet Mountain.

Although over 400km north of the Arctic Circle, Narvik’s harbour is ice-free and in use all year as a port for iron ore exports.[ReadMoreMob] Although inhabited since prehistoric times, the town was not established until 1903 when the Ofoten Railway was
completed. The line is a tourist attraction in itself, running 42km through magnificent scenery to the Swedish border. A cable car ride from the centre of town to the viewpoint on the Narvikfjellet Mountain gives fabulous views over the Ofotfjord and surrounding area.

Close to the town centre is the Ofoten Museum, with displays of local history including 5,000-year-old rock carvings. The Nordland Red Cross War Memorial Museum commemorates the occupation of Narvik in the Second World War. Narvik Church is a fine example of Scandinavian architecture, with a painted altar piece by Eilif Pettersen, while the northernmost animal park, Polar Park, is worth a look.

Cruises to Narvik

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines funnel with the Northern Lights, Norway Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines funnel with the Northern Lights, Norway Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines funnel with the Northern Lights, Norway

In Search of the Northern Lights • L2135

 Portsmouth
Balmoral
Thu 04 Nov 2021
13 nights
  • Revel in the early winter wonders of Norway
  • Opportunity to embark on a thrilling husky-sled
  • Chance to see the awe-inspiring Aurora Borealis
 Reindeers in the snow Reindeers in the snow Reindeer in the snow

Norwegian White Christmas • T2130

 Southampton
Bolette
Mon 20 Dec 2021
15 nights
  • Experience New Year celebrations in Norway
  • Enjoy a memorable Christmas with all the trimmings
  • You can explore the unique ‘Blue Town’ of Sortland
Spectacular Northern Lights over Tromso at night Spectacular Northern Lights over Tromso at night Spectacular Northern Lights over Tromso at night

In Search of the Northern Lights • L2205

 Newcastle
Balmoral
Tue 15 Mar 2022
9 nights
  • Experience Arctic Norway at its most dramatic
  • A chance to see ribbons of colour across the night sky
  • Ashore, you can explore breathtaking coastal scenery
Northern lights over Alta, Norway Northern lights over Alta, Norway Northern lights in Alta, Norway

In Search of the Aurora Borealis • S2126

 Liverpool
Borealis
Tue 16 Nov 2021
16 nights
  • Revel in the early winter wonders of Northern Norway
  • Arctic Norway is one of the best places to see the Northern Lights
  • Enjoy an overnight stay in attraction-packed Tromso