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Getting There -- From the Lofoten Islands, catch the car-ferry to Skutvik, operating three times a day. Follow Rte. 81 northeast to the junction with E6, and then take E6 north to Bognes. Cross the Tysfjord by ferry and continue north on E6 to Narvik.

The train from Stockholm to Narvik takes 21 to 24 hours. From Stockholm to Narvik, the train costs NOK950 ($190/£95) one-way. There are also two buses a day from Fauske/Bodø (5 hr.). Check www.nsb.no or www.nor-way.no for information.

Visitor Information -- The Narvik Tourist Office is at Kongensgate 26 (tel. 76-96-56-00; www.narvikinfo.no). It's open Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm; June to August, it's also open on Saturday 9am to 2pm.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.