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14 Oct Narvik investing in cruise, train and alpine skiing

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