Located 250 miles north of the Arctic Circle in Nordland County, Narvik is the Europe's most modern shipping harbor for the iron ore coming from the rich Swedish mines. The tourist will first remark the beautiful scenic routes in this mountain area, admiring the ridges and stone embankments. Narvik and its surroundings are perfect for various outdoor activities, like alpine skiing, mountain hiking and wreck diving from the sunken German warships in the Atlantic Ocean. If you look for relaxation, fishing may be a choice, while admiring the Ofotfjord, the lakes or the salmon rivers in Skjomen, Beisfjord and Bjerkvik. In early March, Narvik hosts a local Winter Festival (Vinterfestuka).