The Narvik tourist office has a wealth of information about outdoor activities in the city's hinterlands.

One of the great golf courses in north Norway is the Narvik Golfklubb at Skomendalen (tel. 76-95-12-01), lying 18km (11 miles) south of Narvik. In a dramatic setting, surrounded by mountain peaks, this is the world's northernmost 18-hole golf course (par 72). A full round of golf costs NOK350 ($70/£35), with club rentals going for NOK130 ($26/£13). To reach the course from Narvik, follow the signs to Skjomdal to just before the Skjomen Bridge on E6.

Narvik has a long skiing season, lasting from November until early June. The cable car will deliver you up some 1,000m (3,280 ft.) where you'll find trail and off-piste skiing. For more information about conditions, call the Narvik Ski Center at tel. 76-94-27-99.

Divers from all over the world are attracted to Narvik waters, as it was the scene of a major World War II naval battle. More than 50 planes, both Nazi and Allied, were gunned down here, and three German destroyers are still underwater. Narvik Dykk & Eventyr (tel. 99-51-22-05) can make arrangements for accredited divers for this incredible undersea adventure.

The mountainous landscape around Narvik attracts sports enthusiasts from around Norway and the rest of Europe, some of whom, if they're physically fit and equipped to handle such savage terrain, embark upon hiking excursions on the surrounding tundra. For information about all kinds of adventure sports within dramatically windswept regions around Narvik, including hill climbing, rock rappelling, fishing trips on the Ofotfjord, whale-sighting expeditions, and dog-sled safaris, contact the tour operator that works in very close conjunction with the local tourist office, Destination Narvik, Kongensgate 26 (tel. 76-96-56-00). It maintains the same open hours as the tourist office.

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.