On a headland deep in Ofotfjord, the far northern city of Narvik has grown up around a large sheltered natural harbour. It may be 14 miles within the Arctic Circle but the deep-water port remains ice-free. Links with Sweden are strong. Narvik is connected to Kiruna in Sweden by railway and the E1 trunk road. The border is just 15 miles away, although the chain of mountains between the two countries reaches over 6ft high. Spectacular snow-capped mountains rise from the fjord, including the Frostisen Glacier. The slopes are laced with ski runs. Visitors who hire a car in Narvik can explore the spectacular landscape around one of the most northern cities in the world.