All the assets of Narvikfjellet, including the alpine ski centre and cable car in Narvik, will soon have one owner. This is the start of a massive investment in tourism in the city of Narvik.
CNNS: Erik Joachimsen
Narvik Travel Development (NRU) recently presented Narvik’s plans for investment in alpine skiing, cruise and train. With good support from Innovation Norway and financing via capital-intensive companies, NRU will develop “Europe’s most urban alpine ski resort”.
“We will make it easy to be a tourist and offer good products for various customer groups year-round,” says Tourism Manager Harald Kuraas , who emphasized that this will occur in alliance with a number of actors not only in Narvik.
The Port of Narvik will establish a dedicated cruise port within walking distance of downtown Narvik. A total of 14 cruise ships will call in Narvik in 2014, and this number is expected to increase as a result of improved infrastructure and product development. The other development is railway (The Ofoten Line), which will be a transport link into Narvik as well as an important adventure product for cruise tourists.
Photo: Andreas Sørsensen