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Arctic experiences in The Narvik Region

Photo © Pål Jakobsen

2016/2017


Welcome to Narvik – the region of contrasts Welcome to the city between the steep mountains and the beautiful fjords. We are a region of contrasts and we are humbled over the fantastic nature and scenery we are surrounded by. We hope that you are ready to experience our great winter and northern light excursions this winter.

The land of Northern Lights Hålogaland is the historic name of the Northern-Norway and originated from the Old-Norse Hálogaland. The German celtologist, Kasper Zeuss, noted in 1837 that the word could be the old Old-Norse logi, meaning “fire”. Hálogaland became land des Hálogi, in other words “The Land of the Northern Lights”. Narvik is located in the center of Hålogaland – or The Land of the Northern Lights” – and is the perfect gateway for experiencing this spectacular natural phenomenon.

Why is the Narvik region perfect for Northern Lights and winter experiences • The region is located between the Norwegian coast and the mountains which boarder to Sweden and the Swedish Lappland. This makes it the perfect place to hunt the Northern Lights. • The weather changes very quickly in the north of Norway, and because of our great location between the coast and the Swedish Lappland we have very good opportunities to find clear skies in search of the Northern Lights. • It is easy to travel to the Narvik region by air, train and car. • The region offer a varied landscape with many great locations to experience the Northern Lights. • The Narvik region is surrounded by fantastic and easy accessible nature. The region has good facilities for accommodations, a diversity of restaurants, and we have a local and authentic history.


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Narvikfjellet As a focal point in Narvik City, you will find the great Narvikfjellet, described as "an unknown gem" and a world-class ski resort! Narvikfjellet has one of Scandinavia's largest drop heights and offers excellent conditions for off-piste skiing. Children and beginners can benefit from a separate children’s lift and custommade green slopes, as the experts will enjoy one of the many red and black routes. Information about the resort Number of lifts: 6 pcs (1 chair lift, 1 gondola, 4 lifts) Number of routes: 14 pcs (9 groomed) and great off-piste areas In addition, Narvikfjellet Ski Resort consists of a Ski Shop with café facilities, ski rental services with equipment for all user groups, and ski services for maintenance of any alpine equipment. At 656 meters, you will find a cafe with panoramic view and excellent conference facilities.

Activities, events and facilities offered in the winter season at Narvikfjellet: Alpine skiing and snowboarding, off-piste skiing and snowboarding, climbing Park, guided summit tours, ski school, avalanche courses’, alpine ski racing for both children and adults, cross-Country skiing, gondola transport, hiking. See details and prices on our website Narvikfjellet.no. Fares full day Adults NOK 375 Youth (7-17) NOK 290 Children (up to 7) Free For other rates, visit our website: narvikfjellet.no. Pick up point The hotel receptionist will help you arrange transportation to the ski resort. Winter season in Narvikfjellet November to May. Visit our website narvikfjellet.no for opening hours. Booking www.narvikfjellet.no

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Lights at the lodge Join us for a real Northern Lights hunt! Experience the spectacular phenomenon in unique urban frames, from the top of Narvikfjellet. Savor the serenity and enjoy the view of high mountains, deep fjords and a vibrant city. The cable car takes you to the top station at 656 m, where our guide will bring you into the eventful world of arctic winter lights. Be prepared for great moments. Period December 5th – March 11th Duration Monday 21:00-00:00 Wednesday 21:00-00:00

Included in the price Included in the price; transfer from your hotel (city center), cable car round trip, northern lights guide, 2 drinks, Norwegian refreshments. Suggested clothing Insulated jacket, hat, gloves, snow boots or other warm shoes, photo camera and tripod. Number of participants Minimum 1 person, maximum 50 persons. Contact info www.narvikfjellet.no Email: post@narvikjfellet.no Phone: (+47) 905 40 088

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Price Adults (18<) NOK 1.498 Youth (>17) NOK 1.195

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Museum Nord-Narvik The Museum Nord – Narvik is located on a walking distance of central square, overlooking the harbour and the downtown of Narvik. The beautiful brick house, built in 1902 for the Administration of the Ofoten district of the Norwegian Railway Company, is now a place where you can get to know the history of Narvik. The exhibitions at the Museum Nord – Narvik are telling among others stories of the construction and operation of the Ofoten line railway, the navvies who built the railway, the Swedish mining company LKAB and the iron ore transport over the ice-free port of Narvik. Everyday life in Narvik is brought to you through the exhibitions, and you will see how Narvik has changed as a town during its history. This year the museum also features an exhibition about Sami people in the Ofoten region. Tripadvisor

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Opening hours Monday – Friday 10.00 – 15.00 During Winter festival 2017 (17. – 26. March). Monday to Friday 10:00 – 16:00. Saturday and Sunday 11:00 – 16:00. During summer season (19. June – 11. August). Monday to Friday 10:00 – 16:00. Saturday and Sunday 12:00 – 15:00. Season All year round Prices Adult: NOK 65. Senior/student: NOK 45. Children from 6 to 16 y.o.: NOK 30. Children under 6 y.o.: free. Family ticket (2 adults and 2 kids): NOK 160. Group price: NOK 50 per person (guiding included), min. 10 persons. Booking/Contact info www.museumnord.no/narvik Email: narvik@museumnord.no Facebook: www.facebook.com/museumnordnarvik Phone: (+47) 902 81 718 and (+47) 76 96 96 50

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Aurora and star hunting On this trip, we will do everything we can to ensure that you experience the magic of the Northern Lights dancing over the skies, as we move to various locations. Both prior to the tour, and during the tour, we will give you tips and information as how to take your very own pictures of the Northern Lights by an experienced photoguide. Although we are based on the coast in Salangen, we`re a short drive to the inland districts and to islands to the west. This geographical variation increases the chances for our guests to experience the Northern Lights and for Star Gazing. Conditions will depend on the weather gods but we can guarantee you a fantastic evening in close contact with the elements regardless. Period 01. October – 10. April booking on request Duration 18.00 – when the hunt is over

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Meeting Place The tour starts from Sjøvegan, Strandvein 6, approximately 1,5 hours drive from Narvik, or 1 hour drive from Bardufoss. Pick up at hotels in Narvik, Bardufoss, Målselv, Setermoen and Bjerkvik for an extra fee of NOK 250 per person. Included in the price Guided Northern Lights and Star hunting tour. Warm drinks and biscuits. Price NOK 1400 per person Number of participants minimum 2 persons Requirements Warm clothing and shoes Booking/Contact info Email: oddgeir@seogopplev.no Phone: (+47) 97 68 57 65 www.seogopplev.no

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Sleigh ride under the Northern Lights A sleigh ride through Salangen at night is an unforgettable experience. Listen to the sounding sleigh bells while you stay warm under furs and blankets in the sleigh. Strong and sturdy horses pull the sleigh through the countryside and to our lavvo camp where we will have a campfire, something warm to drink and cookies to eat. If the sky is clear, we can see Mrs Aurora and the stars dancing above us. The sleigh ride will go through the snow covered forest in Salangen, away from cars and other people for you to have a truly romantic experience with the northern light dancing over the skies. This is also a a fun experience for the whole family. The sleigh ride in the winter forest last about an hour, with strong and kind Icelandic horses taking the sleigh through the woods and to our lavvo camp. Period 01. September – 1. April * *Booking only on request

Duration Starts at 18:00 About 3-5 hours All photos © See & Explore - Oddgeir Sagerup

Meeting Place The tour starts from Sjøvegan, Strandvein 6, approximately 1,5 hours drive from Narvik, or 1 hour drive from Bardufoss. Pick up at hotels in Narvik, Bardufoss, Målselv, Setermoen and Bjerkvik for an extra fee of NOK 250 per person. Included in the price Guided Sleigh Ride with horses Warm drink, cookies and some snack by the campfire Price NOK 2500 per person Number of participants 2-4 persons Bigger groups on request well in advance Requirements Warm clothing and shoes Booking/Contact info Email: oddgeir@seogopplev.no Phone: (+47) 97 68 57 65 www.seogopplev.no

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Ice fishing in the arctic mountain Enjoy the ice fishing on the lake Lapphaugvannet surrounded by the beautiful and arctic mountain 60 km north of Narvik. You take the bus from Scandic and will be driven to Lapphaugen tourist station. Here you will get your snowshoes, and more clothes if necessary. After a small walk we enter the lake for fishing after trout and char. Here you can listen to the silence and breath the crystal clear air. We make a campfire so we can enjoy warm sausage for lunch or even grill your own caught fish! Schedule 12:15 Departure with bus from Scandic Narvik 13:20 Arrive at Lapphaugen 13:20 – 16:00 Lunch served during the day, ice fishing 16:00 Departure with bus from Lapphaugen 17:15 Arrival Scandic Narvik

Price NOK 995 per person Period 1st of February 2017 – 31st of March 2017 Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday Included in the price Buss transfer Narvik – Lapphaugen – Narvik Lunch Ice fishing and fishing gear Requirements Warm clothing and shoes Number of participants 1-10 Contact info Email: postmaster@lapphaugen.no Phone: (+47) 77 17 71 27 www.lapphaugen.no Booked latest at 12.00 the day before daparture

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Fjordcruise in the Ofot fjord Join a wonderful cruise in the daytime, with a boat that fits perfectly for fishing and experience the Arctic Ofot Fjord surrounding Narvik. Experiencing the view of the mountains, the city and nature from the sea is something special. A qualified guide will take good care of you, and will tell about the Arctic fjord and the special location that it has both historical and industrially. Benches are placed outside on the deck with wool blankets for you to sit and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. The captain leads the boat safely to a special fishing place where those who want to try fishing are almost guaranteed fish, and you can bring the self-catch fish back home with you if you want. It is served hot drink and waffles with brown cheese inside the heated lounge, which has windows around for you to be able to watch the beautiful nature and fjord inside the boat. There are also great opportunities to see eagles and other bird species on this trip.

Period 04th of December â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 29th of March Every Wednesday and Sunday in the period. Except from Sunday 25th of December and Sunday 1st of January. Time 11.30 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 14.00 Requirements Warm clothing and shoes Meeting Place At Narvik Harbour, about 10 min walk from the city centre Price Adults NOK 1.295,- | Children NOK 795,Included in the price Guide, Fishing gear, Norwegian waffles, hot drinks, life jacket Number of participants 5-14 Contact info Phone: (+47) 76 96 56 00 Email: booking@visitnarvik.com Booked latest at 12.00 the day before daparture

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“Awesome & Unforgettable” Reviewed February 18, 2016 Thoroughly enjoyed this trip to see the Northern Lights. An amazing sleigh ride up the mountain to the Lavvu and its open fire. Cooked sausages, ate Moose meat and drank Hot Chocolate. Lars was a fantastic & very knowledgeable host and the company of his dog made it even more memorable. Highly recommended!

Magical Northern Lights hunting with the Njalasouka Adventures Joint the hunt for the Northern Lights in the mountains of Narvik. A sleigh ride to the Njalasouka Lavvu high up in the mountains where there is no artificial light, only an amazing mountain landscape which gives a dramatic effect to your Aurora Borealis pictures. Take the trip and enjoy a comfortable sleigh ride, while the snowmobile is taking you high up in the mountains, in an exciting landscaped filled with contrasts. You will now get the opportunity to lie outside on reindeer pelts while watching the starry sky. The Polar Night in the Arctic areas is magic in its own way, but the Northern Lights can be unpredictable and you could wait for hours for it to appear. Thus – a cup of coffee and snack around the bonfire in the lavvu will be extra tasty. We cannot guarantee Aurora Borealis, but we can guarantee an unforgettable experience with Njalasouka Adventures! Period December – March, Thursday – Saturday Duration About 3-4 hours (19.00-23.00) Photo © Lars Erik Niia

Meeting place Pick up at all hotels in Narvik at 19.00 Price Children (5-12) NOK 850 | Adults NOK 1.495 Included in the price Transport from and to hotels in Narvik, sleigh ride to the lavvu, hot drink and light snack. Snowshoeing and limited numbers of tripods to guests free of use. Requirements Bring warm clothes and shoes, hats and gloves, bring your own camera. Possible to rent thermal suites, shoes, hats and gloves NOK 100 per person Number of participants 2-16, bigger groups on request Contact info Email: njalasouka@gmail.com Phone: (+47) 950 33 833 www.njalasoukano Booking until 12.00 same day

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Northern Lights hunting in the Arctic Narvik Region

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The Narvik region with its location close to both the fjords, mountain and the Swedish Lapland, is an excellent base for a northern lights hunt. We will take you hunting for the green lady, however the arctic light in itself with its red, blue and pink colours is also an amazing view and experience. A local guide will take you to the best places to view the lights, whether it is across the Swedish border, by the fjord or up in the mountains. The trip includes guide, heated transport (mini bus or car depending on number of participants), hot drinks and a light snack.

Meeting Place Outside the Fish market in the City Center, within walking distance to hotels in Narvik city.

Period 15th of November – 31st of March Every Tuesday and Thursday

Included in the price Guide, warm blankets, hot drinks and light snacks Price NOK 1.100 Number of participants 2 – 30 Contact info Email: kikki@nmlodge.com Group bookings on request Booking until 16.00 same day

Duration 20.00 – ca 23.00 About 3 hours All photos © Jan Arne Pettersen

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Moose Safari Salangen municipality lies between the inland and the coast in the northern part of Norway. This means that we, from December through to April, can experience moose from close range, as these large and majestic animals migrate (individually, as families or in larger flocks) towards their winter-feeding areas on the coast. We observe the moose from a warm vehicle however; at some locations, it may well be possible to leave the vehicle to observe the moose, with nothing between you and the animal. We will of course have your safety in mind and conduct these sessions with focus on avoiding disturbing the moose as this would be unfortunate for the animal. We`ll serve warm drinks and cookies. Period 1. January 2017 – 1. July 2017 Booking on request. Duration Depending on the time of year, either the tour is at the dusk or the dawn. All photos © See & Explore - Oddgeir Sagerup

Meeting Place The tour starts from Sjøvegan, Strandveien 6, approximately 1,5 hours drive from Narvik, or 1 hour drive from Bardufoss. Pick up at hotels in Narvik, Bardufoss, Målselv, Setermoen and Bjerkvik for an extra fee of NOK 250 per person. Included in the price Guided Moose Safari Warm drinks and biscuits Price NOK 1.400 per person Number of participants Minimum 2 persons Requirements Warm clothing and shoes Booking/Contact info Email: oddgeir@seogopplev.no Phone: (+47) 976 85 765 www.seogopplev.no

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Daytrip to Sagelven caves Sagelven caves consist of about 20 different caves formed by the Sagelven River, a river going through the soft limestone and sandstone that dominates the area. The experience of being under the ground in total darkness is a very special feeling. Inside the caves, you can apply different experiences such as climbing through narrow passages and challenging yourself in getting across a river inside the cave, which occasionally runs quite fought. Or the ultimate experience; to climb down and under a waterfall inside the cave and then come out somewhere else. In wintertime, you can experience the fantastic ice formations inside the cave.

Meeting Place The tour starts from Sjøvegan, Strandveien 6, approximately 1,5 hour drive from Narvik, or 1 hour drive from Bardufoss. Pick up at hotels in Narvik, Bardufoss, Målselv, Setermoen and Bjerkvik for an extra fee of NOK 250 per person. Included in the price Guided tour of the caves, Warm drink and biscuits. At Elvelund camping the necessary equipment will be provided and the participants must fill out a safety form. Price NOK 1.400,- per person Number of participants Minimum 2 persons

Period November – March Booking on request

Requirements Warm clothing and shoes

Duration Day trip: 10.00 – 14.00 Evening trip: 18.00 – 22.00

All photos © Alvin Jensvold

Booking/Contact info Email: oddgeir@seogopplev.no Phone: (+47) 976 85 765 www.seogopplev.no

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Polar Park – Arctic Wildlife Center Polar Park is the northernmost animal park in the world. In Polar Park you can meet the wolves, brown bears, lynx, wolverines, arctic foxes, elks, reindeers and other animals from the polar fauna. The Park is situated in the heart of Salangsdalen Valley in Bardu, 72 km north of Narvik, and offers special wild life experiences for you and your family. Activities offered in the park: * • Zip Line • Wolf Visit • Photo guiding * Prices for extra activities see polarpark.no - have to be booked in advance.

Period All year * * Closed on the 24th, 25th and 31st of December, and 1st of January.

Meeting place Salangsdalen Valley in Bardu, 72 km north of Narvik Opening hours Weekdays: 09.00 – 16.00 Weekend: 12.00 – 16.00 Price for entrance to the park Adults: NOK 260 per person Children (3-15 year): NOK 160 per person Family (2 adults + 2 children): NOK 760 Children under 3 year: Free Extra for exclusive guiding: NOK 1.000 – have to be booked in advance Contact info Email: post@polarpark.no Phone: (+47) 77 18 66 30 www.polarpark.no Book online visitnarvik.com

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Polar Park including transport to/from Narvik and Tromsø

16:00 Departure Polar Park 19:00 Arrival Tromsø Bus station

In the period from 10th of December 2016 to 31st of March 2017 a tourist bus will operate with daily departures from Narvik and Tromsø to Polar Park. On board the bus it will be served coffee and tee together with some light snacks. At Polar Park you will be welcomed to the park by one of the staff which will give you information about the park and how to best explore the park for the 3 hours you have available there.

Tromsø – Polar Park – Tromsø 10:00 Departure Tromsø Bus Station 13:00 Arrival Polar Park 16:00 Departure Polar Park 19:00 Arrival Tromsø Bus Station

Price NOK 1.100 Adults | NOK 980 Children

Price NOK 1.300 Adults | NOK 1.200 Children

The following packages are available: Narvik-Polar Park-Narvik 12:15 Departure Narvik Bus station 13.30 Arrival Polar Park 16:00 Departure Polar Park 17:15 Arrival Narvik Bus Station

Tromsø-Polar Park-Narvik 10:00 Departure Tromsø Bus Station 13:00 Arrival Polar Park 16:00 Departure Polar Park 17:15 Arrival Narvik Bus Station

Price NOK 785 Adults | NOK 665 Children

Contact info Email: post@polarpark.no Book online Phone: (+47) 77 18 66 30 visitnarvik.com www.polarpark.no Booked latest at 12.00 the day before daparture

Narvik-Polar Park-Tromsø 12:15 Departure Narvik Bus station 13:30 Arrival Polar Park

Price NOK 1.100 Adults | NOK 980 Children

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“The Winter Festival in Narvik”: VINTERFESTUKA Once a year, a city in northern Norway bursts into life just as the sun once again conquers the dark arctic winter. For ten days, in a city that doesn’t sleep, everyone is thrown into a joyous cultural festival, filled with concerts, dance, theatre, art, exhibitions and street animation. Visiting Narvik during Vinterfestuka is like a time travel back to the end of the 19th century, when the world’s most northerly railway was built. Under the northern light, the midnight sun and during winter storms – the Navvies relentlessly shaped a railway line through the Arctic mountains. Honoring these achievments everyone, young and old, dresses up in historic clothes. Women wear long dresses and men wear navvy hats and scarves. The people of Narvik really put their heart and soul into this festival, exuding warmth, joy and hospitality.

No wonder visitors are baffled, even speechless at times. Having experienced Vinterfestuka once, visitors tend to come back year after year. Vinterfestuka in Narvik takes place 17th to 26th of March 2017 Programme and tickets at www.vinterfestuka.no Period 17th – 26st of March Requirements Come as you are Meeting place All over the City Booking Book online on vinterfestuka.no

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Photo hide – photographing of birds and animals in the arctic nature Here in Troms County generally, we have a fantastic and varied number of birds and animals. See and Explore have years of experience photographing birds and animals. The Photo hides are set up after careful planning regarding lighting conditions and backgrounds that complement the photo in addition to laying out bait to attract the subject. All this to ensure that you the photographer can take unique pictures in this unique environment in relevant comfort and good hygienic conditions. From Februar 2017, See and Explore can offer hire of a Photo hide especially located for photographing Kongeørn (Aquila chrysaetos) Golden Eagle and Sea Eagle (White-tailed Eagle). Other visitors may include Northern Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis), Ravens and Crows. As this hide is located in a forested area with fir trees, you also may expect to observe Weasel and Mink. The hide can be used all year around but Eagles and other birds of prey are frequent guests all the way through to the end of April. We have regularly

observed foxes by the hide and do not be surprised if a Wildcat or Wolverine appears in your lens. The hide has one-way glass, so you will see the animals, but they won’t see you. There are good seats, and heating for the best experience Period from 01. February Booking 48 ours in advance Meeting Place At Lapphaugen Turiststation, General Fleicher vei 365, 9357 Tennevoll Price NOK 1.500 per person per day Included in the price Peace and quiet Number of participants 1-3 persons Requirements Warm clothing and good shoes Booking/Contact info Email: oddgeir@seogopplev.no Phone: (+47) 97 68 57 65 www.seogopplev.no

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War Museum - Narvik The North has a powerful war history. The campaigns around Narvik contained heavy fighting in an arctic environment, including one of the largest sea battles of World War II, and gave the allied forces (France, Britain, Norway and Poland) the first iconic victory over Nazi-Germany. In the centre of Narvik, you will find the Narvik War Museum. The exhibition gives you an overview of WWII in the North along with fascinating in-depth stories. It also reflects on contemporary issues relating to war, conflict and human rights. Displaying genuine historical artefacts in combination with modern museum design and architecture, the exhibition will give you a unique experience.

Period Open all year Winter season: 28.08 - 05.06 Mon - Sat 10.00 - 16.00 | Sun 12.00 - 16.00 Meeting place Narvik War Museum, Kongens gate 39, NARVIK Price Adults NOK 100,- | Children NOK 50,Groups over 15 pax: On request. Booking/Contact info Email: post@narviksenteret.no www.warmuseum.no

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Ice Fishing and Polar Park including overnight stay at Lapphaugen Enjoy the ice fishing on Lapphaugen lake surrounded by the beautiful and artic mountains 60 km north of Narvik. At Lapphaugen tourist station we will do a short walk for about 700 m on snowshoes before we enter the iced lake where we try fishing for trout and char. We make a campfire and enjoy warm sausages for lunch, and perhaps the fish of the day. If necessary, we provide you with warm clothes. Snowshoes are also included. Dinner and breakfast will be served in our cosy restaurant. The experience will continue in Polar Park the next day, where you can meet the moose and all the artic predators. Schedule Day1 12:15 Bus departure from Narvik Bus Station 13:20 Arrival at Lapphaugen 13:30-16:00 Ice fishing including lunch 16:00 Check-in in the cabins 18:00 Norwegian traditional dinner Optional: Snowshoeing under the northern lights – extra fee for renting the snowshoes

Day 2 09:00 Breakfast 13:00 Check out 13:20 Bus departure to Polar Park 13:30 Arrival Polar Park 16:00 Departure from Polar Park 19:00 Arrival Tromsø Bus Station

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Number of participants 2-10 Price From NOK 2.750 per person in shared cabin Period 1st of February to 31st of March Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday Included in the price Bus transport, Ice fishing gear, Ticket to Polar Park, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast and a lunch pack,Overnight stay in cabin Snowshoes for the ice fishing, guide Booking/Contact info Book online Email: postmaster@lapphaugen.no visitnarvik.com Phone: (+47) 77 17 71 27 www.lapphaugen.no Booked latest at 12.00 the day before daparture

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The Arctic Urban Wilderness Experience Join this exclusive 2-day trip in this amazing region of contrasts. You can choose to start your journey in Tromsø or in Narvik. Shedule Tromsø – Narvik Day 1 10:00 13:00 16:00 17:15 20:45 21:00 24:00 Day 2 12:00

Departure with bus from Tromsø Bus station Arrival Polar Park - visit the northern most animal park Departure Polar Park Arrive Scandic Narvik / Check in at Scandic Narvik Pick up at hotel to Lights at the Lodge Lights at the Lodge Approximately at 24:00 you will arrive back at the hotel Breakfast included Check out from Scandic Narvik - Return bus to Tromsø at an extra fee NOK 850

Schedule Narvik – Tromsø Day 1 15:00 Check in Scandic Narvik 15:00 – 20:00 Explore Narvik - visit the War Museum or the Fish market on your own 20:45 Pick up at the hotel to Lights at the Lodge 21:00 Lights at the Lodge 24:00 Approximately at 24:00 you will arrive back at the hotel

Day 2 12:00 12:15 13:30 16:00 19:00

Breakfast included Check out Scandic Narvik Departure with bus from Scandic Narvik Arrival Polar Park – visit to the northern most animal park Departure Polar Park Arrive Tromsø Bus Station

Price NOK 3.995,- per person in single room NOK 3.445,- per person in dbl room Period 5th december – 11th March Every Monday to Tuesday and Wednesday to Thursday Included in the price Buss transfer Tromsø-Narvik / Narvik-Tromsø, hot drinks and light snacks on the bus. Entrance at Polar Park, Lights at the lodge Aurora Excursion 1 night stay at Scandic Narvik including breakfast Booking/Contact info Booked latest at 12.00 the day before departure. Email: post@narvikfjellet.no Phone: +47 905 40 088 Book online visitnarvik.com

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A visit at Polar Park with accommodation at Fjellkysten Guesthouse

13:00/13:30 Arrival Polar Park – spend 3 hours at Polar Park 16:00 Pick up at Polar Park to Fjellkysten

We welcome everyone to enjoy the relaxing atmosphere at Fjellkysten. Fjellkysten is designed with inspiration from old Nordic architecture like the Vikings Langhus and the Sami Gamme. This is the place to let go of everyday stress and free your mind whilst also taking in the beautiful nature and picturesque surroundings. Most rooms have views over the bay, and in the winter this view is a great opportunity to see Aurora Borealis (the northern lighting). Close to where we are situated you find Polar Park, one of Northern Norway’s most popular tourist attractions and is well known as the world’s northernmost wildlife park.

Day 2 Breakfast at Fjellkysten 15:00 Return transfer to Polar Park 16:00 Bus to Narvik or Tromsø 17:15 Arrival Narvik Bus Station 19:00 Arrival Tromsø Bus Station

Period 10th of December – 31st of March

Contact info Email: post@fjellkysten.com Phone: (+47) 4792 4792 www.fjellkysten.no Booked latest at 12.00 the day before departure.

Program Day 1 10:00 Bus departure from Tromsø Bus Station or 12:15 Bus departure from Narvik Bus Station

Price NOK 1.985 per person in double room NOK 4.811 for a family (2 adult and 2 children) in a family room Booking

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Linken restaurant & bar The sky bar restaurant at the 7th floor, has an amazing view of the fjord and the city. This is a gourmet style restaurant, and is a place for fine dining or something good to drink. The restaurant mainly serves 3 and 5 course menus. You can also choose from the la carte menu. Our chefs serve the best food in town, and we highly recommend this restaurant for the best view with your meal.

Prices Evening menu main dish from NOK 300,Booking/Contact info Phone: (+47) 76 97 70 00 Email: q.royal@choice.no Address: Kongens gate 64, 8517 Narvik facebook.com/LinkenRestaurantOgBar

Opening hours: Opens for dinner at 18.00. Open until 24.00 Tuesday to Thursday and to 3am Friday and Saturday. After dinner our bartenders serve excellent drinks with a huge smile included in the price.

All photos Š Jimmy Bakke

L NKEN RESTAURANT & BAR

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Rallarn Pub og Kro Rallaren Pub og Kro is a navvy style restaurant and bar, with a casual and relaxed atmosphere. The restaurant has a varied menu with appetizers, steak, pizza and fish. It is a great place to sit and have a few drinks or a nice meal. Opening hours Monday to Saturday: 15.00-24.00 (kitchen closes at 10pm) Sundays: 15.00 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 21.00 (kitchen close at 8pm) Prices From NOK 170,-

All photos Š Jimmy Bakke

Booking/Contact info Phone: (+47) 76 97 70 00 Email: q.royal@choice.no Address: Kongens gate 64, 8517 Narvik facebook.com/RallarnPubOgKro

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Tind Restaurant Our modern Ă la carte restaurant Tind is one of the best restaurants in Narvik. It offers spectacular views over the city and an exclusive dinner menu based on seasonal ingredients.

Opening hours Breakfast: Monday to Friday 06:30-10:00, Saturday 07:00-10:30, Sunday 08:00-11:00 Dinner: Monday to Saturday 18:00-22:30 Sunday: Closed Prices From NOK 235,Booking/Contact info Phone: (+47) 76 96 14 09 Email: narvik@scandichotels.com

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Tøtta Bar Enjoy great drinks and an amazing view over Narvik and Ofotfjorden at the Tøtta Skybar on the 16th floor. The bar has a panoramic terrace with a great view. It’s the perfect place to see Narvik from above and enjoying a drink with friends or colleagues. If you want to enjoy the Northern Light or the midnight sun is this an excellent choice.

Opening hours Monday to Thursday 11:00-00:30 Friday to Saturday 11:00-02:30 Sunday 18:00-00:30 Prices From NOK 90,Booking/Contact info Phone: (+47) 76 96 14 09 Email: narvik@scandichotels.com

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Fiskehallen Restaurant â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Fish Marked If itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the fresh healthy seafood you are looking for, then the cozy restaurant at the Fish marked is where you want to go. We serve lovely traditional seafood, fresh from the fishmarked, and a relaxed atmosphere. The restaurant serves lunch, dinner and is family frendly. We also offer a meny of the day, depending on the season. Fiskehallen is located right in the middle of the center of Narvik

Opening hours Tuesday to Thursday 12 -18 Friday to Saturday 12 -21 Prices From NOK 60,Booking/Contact info Phone: (+47) 907 09 976 Email: sigbjornjohansen.63@gmail.com FiskehallenDrift

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Narvik Mountain Lodge Narvik Mountain Lodge is located in the Narvik Mountain, only 10 minutes’ drive from the city center. The Lodge offers a homely atmosphere with a stunning view overlooking the city. From here, you can experience the magnificent aurora dancing across skies with the lights from the city underneath. There is no need to be outside freezing to wait for the aurora to appear; here you can stay warm inside the lodge and go outside when the Aurora appears. The lodge is also a perfect base for exploring the magnificent off-piste, hiking and cross-country skiing opportunities in the mountains surrounding Narvik city. Snowshoeing and tobogganing can be arranged, as well as ski-guide for those who want to go on off-piste tours. Period November – March Facilities Beds for up to 10 persons • 2 bathroms • Kitchen with equipment for up to 10 persons • Living room and dinner place • Furnished terrace with view over the city and the surrounding fjords All photos © Pål Jakobsen

Price NOK 10.000,- per night for renting the lodge – minimum 2 nights. Maximum 10 people. In addition it is possible to book breakfast, lunch and dinner for your stay: Breakfast NOK 200 per person Lunch NOK 350 per person Dinner NOK 500 per person Activities * • Snowshoeing • Off-piste with ski-guide • Tobogganing • Alpine skiing * For an addition cost and need to be prebooked Booking/Contact info Email: kikki@nmlodge.com Phone: (+47) 995 38 045 www.nmlodge.com

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Welcome to BEST WESTERN Narvik Hotel - Homely atmosphere and nice location Our hotel is beautifully located nearby the mountain of Narvik, with a view of the Ofotfjorden. We are a full service hotel with a nice restaurant. In the summer, our guests like to eat breakfast outside, while enjoying the view and the nature. In the winter season we are a ski in / ski out hotel, and we fire the oven in our cozy living room for you to enjoy. Parking facilities located right outside the door.

• Free parking • Free Wifi • Low prices • Restaurant with all rights • Ski packages • Nearby mountains and amazing nature • Nearby one of the northern Europe greatest downhill spots • Off road biking Booking/Contact info Phone: (+47) 76 96 48 00 Email: service@narvikhotell.no www.narvikhotell.no

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Welcome to Scandic Narvik Scandic Narvik is the city’s most modern hotel. The hotel is one of the tallest buildings in northern Norway and has an exciting exterior of sloping glass supported by two towers. Our hotel has 16 floors and offers a stunning view of central Narvik, the Ofotfjorden and the surrounding mountains. Narvik has a perfect location in northern Norway's arctic landscape, surrounded by beautiful scenery with mountains and fjords that characterize the area. Lofoten, Vesterålen, Troms and northern Sweden are close by and easy to get to, making Narvik a great choice for a short weekend break or a longer adventure holiday.

Facilities Our sky bar, Tøtta Bar on the 16th floor has a panoramic view over Narvik and Ofotfjorden and our Tind restaurant, which is one of the top restaurant in Narvik, serves breakfast and an exclusive dinner menu. With 8 meeting rooms, the largest of which can accommodate up to 175 participants, our hotel is great for business travelers. Parking is available just next door for guests arriving by car. As a guest you have access to free WiFi in your room and public areas. Booking/Contact info Phone: (+47) 76 96 14 00 Email: narvik@scandichotels.com Address: Kongensgate 33, 8501 Narvik www.scandichotels.com/Hotels/Norway/Narvik/ Book online visitnarvik.com

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Quality Hotel Grand Royal Quality Hotel Grand Royal is a full service hotel situated in the heart of Narvik, and it is also one of the largest conference hotels in Northern Norway. The hotel is newly renovated with tasteful, modern rooms, and offers modern conference facilities with 9 conference rooms. The largest can accommodate up to 600 people. All conference rooms are equipped with the latest technical equipment to ensure a successful conference. Narvik town offers great shopping malls as well as spectacular arctic adventures. Our guests can go aurora hunting in the mountains or to the sea. In Narvikfjellet ski resort they can experience skiing in large areas of trails and routes, and off piste skiing in a mountain described as a world class resort for off piste.

After a demanding conference or an exciting day in Narvik you deserve a visit to our charming pub, Rallarâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;n Pub & Kro, where we offer good food and drinks in a relaxing atmosphere. Or maybe in our rooftop restaurant, Linken Restaurant & Bar, where we offer the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best food experience and a stunning view. Booking/Contact info Phone: (+47) 76 97 70 00 Email: q.royal@choice.no www.nordicchoicehotels.no Book online visitnarvik.com

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Photo Š Roger Hagen

How to book your Arcitc Winter and/or Northern Lights activity Book online

1. Activities marked with a visitnarvik.com button can be booked online at www.visitnarvik.com/booking 2. Call or email directly to the tour provider 3. Book your activity at Narvik Tourist Information Office 4. If you stay at a Hotel in the Narvik Region they will help you with the booking 5. Book your activity as soon as possible to get your ticket confirmed

Recommended clothing In the Northern Norway, the arctic climate can be very varied in the wintertime, and we can experience temperature as low as minus 20 degree. It is important to have the right clothes to be as comfortable as possible when taking part in any of our winter and northern lights activities.

Booking and cancellation information Some of the excursions require a minimum number. If less than the minimum number, Visit Narvik reserve the rights to cancel the excursion, with full refunds. All times listed are estimated, weather conditions, train delays and other unforeseen circumstances must be taken into considerations.


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Photo © Pål Jakobsen

Please visit www.visitnarvik.com for more information about the Narvik Region or visit our Tourist Information Office located in the city center named 4th Corner in the middle of the city of Narvik.

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