Cruise Northern Norway & Svalbard


Cruise Northern Norway & Svalbard (CNNS) is a network of 12 cruise destinations and one hotel chain. The cruise network is also supported by key tourism organisations and Avinor.
We are working business to business, so if you are looking for cruise offers to Northern Norway & Svalbard, please follow this link.

CNNS will focus on product development, opportunities for turnaround operations in the north, winter cruises and new destinations east of the North Cape and in Northwest Russia.

Our work is supported by Innovation Norway and Nordland, Troms and Finnmark County Councils. We have a clear goal to develop the northern region as an increasingly more attractive and competitive destination for cruise lines wishing to offer cruises with nature-based adventures at the top of Europe.

Undreamed opportunities

Our region is powered by nature and offers a host of unique opportunities based on nature, culture and activities. We would like to share this with the steadily increasing number of cruise passengers who are finding their way to our part of the world, either to experience the Midnight Sun in summer or the magical Northern Lights in winter.

Through our network, we would like to contribute to strengthening the product development for shore excursions and to promoting opportunities for turnaround operations in Northern Norway and Svalbard.

CNNS will utilize the long sailing distances to the advantage of the cruise lines and passengers. In Northern Norway and Svalbard, there are many opportunities to implement turnaround operations of various sizes. Good port facilities combined with proximity to central airports provide excellent opportunities to combine cruise and charter flights at several of our destinations. We will happily assist in finding the destination that suits the cruise’s sailing patterns and capacity requirements.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like to discuss joint opportunities in Northern Norway and Svalbard. We will do our utmost so that your cruise line or agent can offer the best to the best – your passengers.

Best regards

Henriette B. Eilertsen
Chair of Board
Knut-Arne Iversen
Managing Director


CNNS Member Ports: Ports of Longyearbyen, Honningsvåg (North Cape), Hammerfest, Alta, Tromsø, Harstad, Sortland (Vesterålen), Narvik, Lofoten (Svolvær and Leknes), Bodø and Brønnøysund.