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Treasures in the mountains

Take a deep dive into the unique geology and mining history of the Narvik Region with the book Treasures in the mountains.

In Ballangen we find the first attempts at mining in northern Norway, although the mining of copper around 1673 did not lead to long-term mining activity. By the end of the 19th century, the possibilities were different and the industry’s ever-increasing demand for minerals and metals led to a vast increase of mining activity in the region. In Ballangen alone, about 600 test mines, or “skjerp”, popped up around the turn of the century. 

The book “Treasures in the mountains” addresses many of the highlights in the Narvik region, with tour descriptions of several known and unknown mining attractions. Here you can walk in the footsteps of the mining workers and learn about the unique geology of the area that still ensures the mining industry existence today. 

Visit the museums

Ballangen Museum

The rich geology- and mining history of the area, and the community that built it.

Narvik Museum

The spectacular Ofotbanen railway and iron ore trains, Narvik city’s development and industry in addition to travelling exhibits.

Kjøpsvik Museum

The museum in Kjøpsvik cover mining and industrial history, cave finds, fish farming and household culture, war history and the school system.

Korsnes museum

The venue at Korsnes is an old communication center located in an idyllic area.