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Narvik, with its strategic position on the Ofot Fjord, is a perfect destination to start discovering the wonderful natural environment of this region of Norway. Although it is less famous than places like North Cape, the incredible natural attractions that arise in Narvik will leave an unforgettable memory in every traveler who goes to these latitudes. Set in a fascinating area, the Golf Courses put a strain on your attention to the game: the view that surrounds them is heavenly.
The Narvik region is at the center of the Ofoten district, a historical-administrative subdivision of the Norwegian state that insists on a magnificent area full of fjords and mountains overlooking the Norwegian Sea which form one of the most suggestive landscapes in the whole country. Narvik is located in a relatively mild climate bubble, due to the Gulf Stream that goes up to these latitudes making the temperatures less rigid than elsewhere.
- 1 THE GOLF COURSES
- 2 WHERE TO STAY IN NARVIK REGION
- 3 WHAT TO EAT IN NARVIK REGION
- 4 YOUR FREE TIME IN NARVIK REGION
- 5 HOW TO REACH NARVIK REGION
- 5.1 Search and book your best flight to Narvik:
- 5.2 Relax at the airport waiting for your flight:
- 5.3 Search and book the best car rental offer to Narvik:
- 5.4 Search and book your best private flight to Narvik
- 5.5 Claim compensation for your flight delay or cancellation:
- 5.6 The comfort and relaxation of your private transport from / to the airport:
- 6 TRAVEL INSURANCE
- 7 CALL TO ACTION
THE GOLF COURSES
The best solution to reach the Golf Courses of the Region is to rent a car. The road network is excellent. In your travels to reach the courses, the surrounding landscape that you cross repays you abundantly for the kilometers you will travel !!
Narvik Golf Club
Salten Golf Club
Lofoten Links Lodges – Book a room:
Tromsø Golf Club
Some tips on golf courses:
To book the Tee Time, it is best to send an email to the secretary of the Golf Club you have chosen, asking for availability, obviously indicating the day and an indicative time. You can find the e-mail address by opening the Golf Club website from “Open website” and then searching for “contacts” or some Golf Clubs have the form to fill out to get the Tee Time. I think it’s better to send an email to the Secretariat. Opens Google Map at the point of the Golf Club. You can have the necessary information to reach the playing field or to know the distances for example from the Hotel you have chosen for the stay.
WHERE TO STAY IN NARVIK REGION
Narvik offers a wide choice of hotels. Of all categories, villas, apartments and more. Below you can find what you need as always with the utmost freedom to choose based on your needs.
WHAT TO EAT IN NARVIK REGION
In recent years, Norway has somewhat revolutionized its cuisine, which in the past was certainly not renowned for its variety and refinement. Today Norwegian cuisine is composed of quality dishes, which are inspired by tradition, but with a hint of innovation. But, apart from the recipes, the merit of the goodness of Norwegian dishes goes to quality raw materials: lamb and goat meat are considered among the best in the world and the country boasts an uncontaminated nature where vegetables, fruit and berries are grown, a sea that produces abundant quality fish, just think of Norwegian salmon, not to mention the delicious cheeses and dairy products produced in the country’s farms. There are many regional variations regarding traditional recipes, but below I list some of the most nationally known dishes and foods, which you absolutely must taste during your Golf Vacation to Norway.
- Specialties with lamb
Considered the Norwegian national dish, fårikål is a stew of lamb and cabbage, a simple and very tasty second course, simply seasoned with pepper.
Fenalår is a cured meat obtained from dried leg of lamb outdoors in the mountain areas, spiced and seasoned. A soft ham with a delicate flavor is obtained. Fenalår is used to eat especially during the Christmas holidays, and mainly in winter, accompanied by bread and cheese.
A characteristic and tasty dish, and also very popular in Norway, is the pinnekjøtt, made from lamb chops which are salted and dried and in some smoked variations. They are accompanied by sauces to dip the ribs and side dishes of vegetables and potatoes.
Other meats to try
Especially in the autumn season, the restaurants offer many game specialties, such as elk, reindeer, deer and capercaillie. Elk and deer have similar flavors and are often offered as steak, but also seasoned or smoked.
Reindeer is a delicious and very lean meat, unlike the capercaillie, a highly prized bird that stands out for its meat with an intense flavor. These meats can often be served with gravies, sauces and fruit and berry jams.
For the bravest you can try the Smalahove, or the sheep’s head, a traditional dish typical of western Norway. Usually it is consumed during Christmas, but you can find it at any time of the year. The head is salted, smoked and dried and then boiled or stewed and served with a side dish of potatoes or other vegetables. Originally it was a poor dish, born to not throw away any part of the animal, while today it is considered a real delicacy.
- Fish dishes
The icy and clean waters that surround Norway make Norwegian fish one of the best in the world and among these there is undoubtedly salmon. You can find smoked salmon called Røkt Laks, which you can also eat only with bread or in the gravlaks dish, where the salmon is marinated with salt and sugar and dill and is served in thin slices, generally accompanied by a little mustard .
Fermented trout is another traditional dish very popular and suitable for the bravest! The trout is in fact left to rot for two to three months and then eaten usually served with onion, eggs and potatoes. The smell and taste are intense to say the least!
Skrei mølje is a traditional cod broth, typical of coastal areas. The broth is obtained by cooking all parts of the fish, including the entrails. It is then accompanied with bread and onions.
Brunost or Geitost
It is Norway’s most famous cheese and the most popular with locals. You will surely find it in the morning at the breakfast buffet as it is a creamy and sweet cheese, which has a flavor similar to peanut butter and can be spread on bread. It has a caramel brown color and is obtained from goat’s milk.
Pultost is an ancient cheese made with raw cow’s milk and flavored with cumin seeds. It can be eaten fresh or seasoned, has a pale yellow color and an intense flavor, which becomes stronger depending on the seasoning. It is served with potatoes or eaten with bread and a little butter.
Gamalost, which translated means “old cheese”, is a hard-yellow-brown aged cheese. It requires a rather long and complex manufacturing process.
- Bread and side dishes
This traditional bread has a yeast-free dough, with flour and water, from which rectangles or thin discs are obtained cooked on the grill or in an oven.
Raspeballs are potato dumplings, prepared with grated potatoes and various types of flour. In many variations, they are flavored with the addition of small pieces of meat.
- Tipical desserts
Among Norway’s most famous desserts is valnøtt lukket, a marzipan cake covered with whipped cream.
The skillingsbolle is a typical Bergen dessert, but is famous throughout Norway. It is a brioche dough donut sweetened with cinnamon and sugar.
It is a spoon dessert, usually served in a glass and provides different states in which baked apples, cream and toast alternate for a perfect contrast between crispness and softness
- Typical drinks
The Norwegian brandy, however, differs in the addition of cumin and anise that make the spiced fragrant spirits. Among the most famous brands are Lysholm Linie, Løiten Linie, Gammel Opland and Simers Taffel and they are excellent as a digestive.
Norway does not have a great tradition of beers, since until a few years ago they were mostly imported, but today you can find some local brands such as Ringnes and Frydenlund, which are commonly found in pubs.
YOUR FREE TIME IN NARVIK REGION
Tours & Activities
HOW TO REACH NARVIK REGION
- Harstad/Narvik Airport, Evenes
- Tromsø Airport
- Bodø Airport
- Stokmarknes lufthavn, Skagen (SKN)
- Svolvær lufthavn Helle
Search and book your best flight to Narvik:
Relax at the airport waiting for your flight:
Search and book the best car rental offer to Narvik:
Search and book your best private flight to Narvik
Claim compensation for your flight delay or cancellation:
The comfort and relaxation of your private transport from / to the airport:
If you use air flights always remember to check the size of the baggage on the airline’s website !!
!! Absolutely fundamental, always any trip you make, below I point out two opportunities !!
CALL TO ACTION
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