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Escorted Rail Tours to Narvik

One of Norway's largest cities

Perched on the shore of the Narvik Fjord, Narvik is one of northern Norway's largest cities. Much of this industrial city's growth came with the arrival of the Ofoten Railway in the late 19th century. This line carried (and continues to carry) iron ore from the Kiruna mines just over the Swedish border, and in Narvik the iron ore is loaded onto ships bound for distant smelters. Its role as an important trading port marked Narvik out as a prime target for German forces during the Second World War.

During the conflict the city changed hands between the Allies and the Germans on a few occasions, before the German occupation of Norway from 1940 onwards. In the post-war years, Narvik was able to recover relatively quickly, again due to its position as a major seaport. Being 250 miles north of the Arctic Circle, but still an ice-free area, the port was soon back in demand, and today the town is still an active industrial city.

One of the most important sights in Narvik is its Red Cross War Memorial Museum, which documents the wartime occupation of Narvik by the Germans and the bitter air and sea battles that took place for control of the harbour and the iron ore supplies. The Ofoten Museum, housed in the old NSB Railway Administration building, features exhibitions relating to local cultural history including the construction of the Ofoten Railway, and is also worth a visit.

There are 3 tours matching Narvik

The Northern Lights & Lapland

On this remarkable adventure we explore Norway and Swedish Lapland, journeying north far into the Arctic Circle where we seek out the magical Northern Lights, all whilst travelling on some of Scandinavia's most scenic railways.

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2018JanFebMar

11 days from £2,595 pp

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Arctic Circle Express

Majestic mountains and heavenly fjords in Norway combine with the tranquil landscapes of Sweden on an epic journey that includes every great Scandinavian rail experience. On this exciting 16-day tour you'll visit the fascinating cities Oslo and Stockholm and travel beyond the Arctic Circle to the 'Land of the Midnight Sun.'

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2018JunJulAug

16 days from £3,395 pp

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Grand Arctic Circle Explorer

Explore Denmark, Sweden and Norway on this truly spectacular overland rail adventure. We visit the region's three magnificent and lively capital cities, Copenhagen, Stockholm and Oslo, Norway's awe-inspiring fjords and the wild landscapes north of the Arctic Circle in the 'Land of the Midnight Sun.'

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2018JunJul

21 days from £5,325 pp

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