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Winter rail destinations: Narvik

Winter rail destinations: Narvik

Published: 03 Nov 2008 09:51 GMT+01:00
Updated: 03 Nov 2008 09:51 GMT+01:00

With single runs over 3,000 metres long and pristine off-piste powder set against one of the most awe-inspiring natural backdrops on earth, it’s no wonder Narvik has been described as home to the world´s most beautiful setting for skiing.

Where

One of the most northerly towns in the world, Narvik is located in north-eastern Norway, within the county of Nordland.


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The quick pitch

Positioned in a stunning location between soaring mountains and picturesque fjords, Narvik offers breathtaking skiing. Narvik’s six lifts carry skiers 1,000 meters up where they can enjoy great snow in a stunning setting.

“We are very lucky here at Narvik to have almost no queues. The peace and quiet is amazing and we can boast having one of the best mountain-top views in the world. With easy access on the train, direct from Stockholm, we have a fantastic location and unique skiing,” says Nicola Mulryan from Destination Narvik.

Apart from extensive off-piste opportunities, Narvik has nine prepared slopes, the longest being a staggering 3,200 metres long. To keep the adrenaline pumping after all that skiing, the resort also hosts Europe’s most challenging sledge run - enough to satisfy even the most daring thrill-seeker.

On a more serene note, between November and the beginning of January, be sure to catch the unforgettable spectacle of the large groups of Orcas which congregate in the fjords around Narvik.

Orca safaris run during this time so these beautiful animals can be seen up close. It is also the perfect time to catch the spectacular atmospheric display of the Northern Lights.

Accommodation

Victoria Hotel - Comfortable rooms in the centre of town with a great restaurant and café.

+47 76 96 28 00

Norumgården - English style B&B, recommended by the Rough Guide.

+47 76 94 48 57

Norlandia Narvik Hotel - Located at the foot of the slopes, right next to the cable car.

+47 76 96 48 00

Narvik Youth Hostel - Perfect for those on a budget.

+47 76 96 22 00

Take the train to Narvik

From Stockholm

Monday to Sunday - 2 departures (2 night trains: 18.12, 20.42)

From Gothenburg

Monday to Sunday - 2 departures (2 night trains: 14.42, 17.00)

From Malmö

Monday to Sunday - 2 departures (2 night trains: 18.12, 20.42)

From Sundsvall

Monday to Sunday - 2 departures (2 night trains - Monday to Friday: 16.53, 20.22; Saturday: 16.11, 18.03; Sunday 16.11, 20.22)

For a more complete timetable, please see:

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Useful links

www.visitnorway.com

www.destinationnarvik.com

This article was produced by The Local in cooperation with SJ

Jennifer Heape (jennifer.heape@thelocal.se)

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