800 metres from the town centre is Narvik´s modern cable car, refurbished in 1995. It takes only 7 minutes to climb 670 metres up to the Fagernesfjellet mountain. On Fagernesfjellet Mountain, 5 ski lifts take you up to heights of 1003 metres above sea level.
From the top, you can follow precipitous slopes almost down to the water«s edge and you«re most likely to see hanggliders and paragliders floating down the mountainsides. Over recent years, Narvik has become increasingly popular with snowboarders from all over the world. You«ll also see a growing number of Telemark skiers on the slopes. On Fagernesfjellet mountain there is also a restaurant.
The skiing season is a long one in Narvik. It starts in October/November with floodlit runs during the dark winter months, and lasts until May. Just over the border into Sweden, the ski season lasts even longer until Midsummer Day.
Narvik Golfclub is a golf course with 18 holes and a variation of difficulties. The course lies close to the river Skjoma at Elvegard. Watch up on hole 10. The club role is Salmon in One. That means you had to buy salmon dinner with champagne to everybody on the court.
Narvik´s high mountains and fjord make it the perfect skiing destination, with plenty of downhill excitement. The cross-country runs are also excellent, even during the summer.
The town is in the region of Nordland, and sits on the Narvik peninsula, at the head of the Ofotfjord, surrounded by Swedish mountains and high plains. Sports lovers from all corners of the world come to Narvik to go skiing, snowboarding, mountain climbing or potholing.
The actual town of Narvik is circled by the towering peaks of Sovende Dronning, Tøttatoppen and Fagernesfjellet. The most characteristic of these is Sovende Dronning, or the Sleeping Queen.
This peak is topped with snow all year round, and after the dark winter months, the sun always reappears on 6 February over Sleeping Queen. It is rumoured that the mountain is named after Queen Victoria of England.
The actual mountain looks like a woman´s head in profile. Queen Victoria is said to have enjoyed the great privilege of anaesthetics when she gave birth to her children. Its real name is Kongsbakktind.