The port of Narvik has an ice-free harbour, with no depth restrictions and where operations are carried out all year round, around the clock.
Seafarers call at Narvik by sailing into the Ofot fjord from Vesfjorden and the Norwegian Sea in the west or through Tjeldsundet and Ramsundet to the northwest.
Although the port of Narvik is relatively well protected from adverse weather conditions, strong local winds can occur (especially in winter) in the fjord outlets which open into the Ofot fjord. In addition, prevailing southwestern winds can be strong in combination low pressure weather fronts that occur in winter. The Port of Narvik has its own weather page which continuously provides observations and asserts special conditions linked to anchoring when required.