The Nordlandsbanen railway pass trough the city on its way from the capital to the terminus of Bodø to the west. Travellers going further north usually leave the train in Fauske, and continue their trip north with buses towards Narvik.
- Drive 44 km east from Fauske to the village of Sulitjelma, where high mountains (Suliskongen reaches almost 2,000 m) and two large glaciers (Sulitjelmaisen and Blåmansisen - Norway's 5th largest) are within hiking range. Sulitjelma has lodging opportunities, and there is also Jakobsbakken a little further, which is an excellent base for cross country skiing in winter and early spring, and mountain hiking from July to late September.
|Routes through Fauske|
|Kirkenes ← Narvik ←||N S||→ Mo i Rana → Trondheim|