Hello i´m Ottar!
I live up in the arctic part of mainland Norway (map).
I have a dream to develop my region Varanger to a whole year tourism destination. Im searching for resort owners, investors and other partners who want to take part of my journey.
Welcome up north – Contact me here!

Let's build something together

#coolcation #visitvaranger #livenordic

Perfect locations

We have some fantastic resorts concepts anchored to five unique locations and land areas in Varanger. Some of the locations are connected to old fishing villages, there are bird cliffs, shallow beaches, the possibility for different types of activities, and adventures within walking distance from the area.

Varanger is particularly suitable for developing world-class resorts and arctic tourist destinations. Our guests will experience summer and winter adventures from Hamningberg and East Cape to Nesseby and Tana in the west. We will bring them to the peninsula in the north and the Varangerfjord in the south.

Reason to go

Aurora borealis
Whale and King crab safaris
Sami culture and experience
Virginity – untouched wild nature
Old culture and history
Steilneset Witch Memorial
Hornøya bird cliff
Cultural heritage area
Varanger Peninsula National park
Varanger National scenic route
Varangerfjord and the Barents Sea
East Cape
Explore space, place and silence

Why invest here?

In 2018*, the tourism industry in the north of Finland generated 1 billion Euros and entertained guests from 140 countries. It is estimated that in 2026 the turnover will be 3.6 billion Euros and create 10 million book-lodging days.
Numbers from Statistics Norway in 2016 show that the tourism consumption for Norway was 170 million Euros. This is the second year with strong growth and for these two years, the increase was 17 percent. During the last years, there has been a marked increase in the tourist industry, especially in Troms and Finnmark. It’s just a matter of time when Nord-Varanger (Coast Of Lapland) will be a part of this market. * Before the pandemic.

Raw place with lots of space

Listen to the sound of silence

Local food / Seafood / Berries / Salmon

Arctic lights – Arctic nights

Part of Sápmi with Sami culture

Insta-friendly destination

Normal temperature

Fresh air and clean water

Only 8500 people in the region

Not so far away 

By airplane

Cruise t/r Tromsø – North Cape – Varanger

Hurtigruten – Coastal Express
Havila Voyages

Approximate travel times to or from the north are: 35 hours

Greater Arctic Holding AS 
Marelius AS
Ottar Zahl Jonassen
m. +47 93824248
Ottar (a) marelius.no
The Icehouse
Postbox 101
NO-9811 Vadsø