Some people say there's nothing much to do in Narvik, especially in winter. Unfortunately some of the attractions were closed, including the ski lift. We had missed the early morning bus to Lofoten due to consulting an out of date timetable before leaving home a few weeks earlier, and it turns out we missed it only by a few minutes. I would caution people coming on the wonderful train journey from Sweden - a trip less travelled and an uncommonly beautiful way of entering Norway from Sweden - to check the timetables carefully if catching a bus further after leaving the train at Narvik.
The missed bus meant that we had time to explore this interesting, if very crowded, museum. By crowded I don't, in relation to winter, mean with people: it is crowded with information. It tells a fascinating story of a troubled past and the liability the huge but beautiful fjord has been to the people living on it. It is a pity that it does not appear to have the funding to provide a more interesting and up to date way of displaying the information such as the Lofotr Viking Museum does in Lofoten, because I think some more updating of the way the information is displayed would benefit visitors enormously as it is an interesting story and not well-known to outside visitors. I'm thinking of some computer enhanced displays, videos and the like.
That said, it is an interesting example of how museums presented things for much of the latter half of the 20th century. There was so much information we had to cut our visit a little short due to having to get the late afternoon bus, but a worthwhile visit nonetheless and not just a good time killer.
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