Narvik was established in 1902 and is the third largest town and municipality in Nordland by population. As of 1 January, 2020, there are approximately 22,000 inhabitants in the municipality of Narvik. Narvik is situated 68 degrees north, 220 km within the arctic circle – and one of the most northerly towns in the world.
As a World Cup host, Narvik becomes a natural hub in the heart of Northern Norway. Connected by the brand new Hålogaland bridge, we are located in the most populated region in the north. Narvik is a developing society, investing heavily in our all areas.
The town centre offers multiple shopping centres, restaurants and hotels. Narvik can boast a rich cultural experience, with festivals such as Vinterfestuka in March and Haikjeften in August. The two combined have hosted some of the country’s greatest contemporary artists.
Outdoor activities and sports
Close to nature, Narvik can offer a dedicated urban experience, with outstanding outdoor activities. The mountain Narvikfjellet is practically a part of the city centre, and offers all-year experiences with world-class alpine slopes, and exciting plans for brand new bike trails. Six multiple-purpose halls, one ice rink, nine artificial turf fields, and one football hall. In autumn 2019, Narvik-based Arctic Eagles made the elite series in the ice hockey league.
At UiT, the Arctic University of Norway, Narvik campus, you can study to be an engineer, technologist, economist or nurse, or an associate professor of science, and you can aslo study sports. The is also a large range of MA courses on technology.