Train from Abisko – Narvik
After breakfast we depart by coach through beautiful country side to Narvik. Our hotel is next to the War Museum.
Narvik has a double personality. On the one hand, its location is spectacular, pincered by islands to the west and mountains in every other direction, while spectacular fjords stretch north and south. The town was founded in 1902 as the port for the coal-mining town of Kiruna in Swedish Lapland. The trans-shipment facility bisecting the city annually still loads several million tonnes of ore from train wagons onto ships. Even today, the downtown area still houses heavy industry.
On arrival, we depart by bus from the station in Narvik to our hotel. On our way, we visit the Krigsmuseum, housing a large collection from WWII. The museum tells the stories of WWII in Northern Norway and the dramatic fight for Narvik in 1940. The museum also has a section devoted to universal questions related to war and human rights. The quality and design of the exhibition is exquisite and must be experienced!
We might see the Northern Lights again, weather permitting!
Overnight Hotel Scandic Narvik Breakfast and dinner