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Today, the port is still key to the local economy, but has been joined by education, military bases and tourism. Popular local attractions include Killer-Whale safaris (late fall to winter), varied outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing, camping and mountain climbing. The dramatic terrain with its precipitous drops from mountain ranges into deep valleys provide scenic beauty and excellent alpine skiing trails.
In World War II, Narvik fell to the Germans when they invaded Norway on April 9, 1940. To prevent the Germans from shipping Swedish iron ore, a British expeditionary force briefly occupied the port. from May 28–June 9, 1940. For the adventurous (and Scuba-certified), the waters surrounding Narvik are among the best wreck diving sites in the world, with several sunken German warships within reach.