MARELIUS ARCTIC RESORT
We plan to build an ultra-luxury resort at the old fishing village Ekkerøy in Varanger, Greater Arctic Norway on top of the world.
Invest in silence, mother nature, the arctic ocean, sustainable tourism, and contemporary architecture together with us.
We are looking for partners and investors who enlist now have an opportunity to join an outstanding ride with great potential in relation to the arctic tourism industry in Norway.
THE OLD FISHING VILLAGE
Ekkerøy is one of the oldest fishing villages in Finnmark. Previously a typical old sami settlement along Varangerfjord. Ekkerøy became one of the new «norwegian» villages.
As the «øy» in the name implies, it was originally an island, but people were gradually able to walk over the mainland at low tide. Ekkerøy also has a 50 meter high bird cliff which has one of the largest colonies of Kittiwakes in Varanger. White-tailed Eagles and Gyrfalcons make occasional passes around the cliff, attracted by the thousands of Kittiwakes.
VARANGER ARCTIC RIVIERA
In the far north and as far east you can go in Norway, where the sky meets the sea, lies Ekkerøy and Greater Varanger, bathed in the midnight sun and the northern lights of winter. Here the wild landscape meanders through bird-nesting cliffs, fishing villages, and rugged headlands – out to the end of the world – Eastcape and Hamningberg. Nature offers rivers teeming with fish, snow-clad plains, exotic king crabs, birds breeding in spring, leaping salmon, the shining sea, and dancing northern lights. People and traditions make Vadsø, Ekkerøy, and Greater Varanger to an arctic melting pot of communities and cultures. Varanger is a different experience. Scenery and settlements, the light, the colors, the lofty sky, and the wide horizon, exciting activities – and the open people.
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 a strong growth and for these two years, the increase was 17 per cent. During the last years there has been a markedly increase in the tourist industry, especially in Troms and Finnmark. It’s just a matter of time when Nord-Varanger will be a part of this market.
* GAR – GREATER ARCTIC REGION
We have a fantastic resort concept anchored to a unique area of 43 acres north of the E75, next to the spectacular Ekkerøy in the municipality of Vadsø. In addition to Ekkerøy being an old fishing village, there is a bird cliff, shallow beaches, the possibility for different types of activities, and adventures in walking distance from the area. Ekkerøy is particularly suitable for developing into an world class resort and arctic tourist destination. Our guests will experience summer and winter adventures from Hamningberg and Vardø in the east to Nesseby and Tana in the west. We will bring them to the peninsula in the north and the Varangerfjord in the south.
* MAR – MARELIUS ARCTIC RESORT
On-site in Ekkerøy our guests can experience the following unique qualities:
- 180 degrees view towards the south
- Virginity – untouched nature
- Arctic light and colourful sky
- Bird cliff and hiking terrain
- Culture, museum with gallery
- Bicycle path and snowmobile routes
- Sandy beaches suited for playing, sports, ice bathing and sauna
- Silence, peace, serenity, and fresh air
* USP – UNIQUE SELLING POINTS
FREE AS A BIRD
Varanger is the world’s easiest accessible arctic birding destination. In Varanger you have the northern taiga, tundra, and arctic coastline in one destination. Within a day’s drive, you can experience the pine grosbeaks in the taiga, and see a wide variety of species on the tundra of the Varanger peninsula.
“The municipality of Vadsø is positive to the realization of the tourism projects of Marelius Consulting by Managing Director Mr. Ottar Zahl Jonassen.
There are good conditions for developing Vadsø and Varanger as a sustainable Arctic tourist destination.”
Mayor, Vadsø municipality
“Experience-based tourism forms a small part of the total tourism industry in Finnmark, but has a great potential for increased value creation through the uniqu products offred.
Finnmark county council is positive to the realization of the tourism projects of Marelius Consulting by Managing Director Mr. Ottar Zahl Jonassen on Vadsøya and Ekkerøy.”
Special adviser, Troms and Finnmark county council
HQ – THE ICEHOUSE
Ørtangen 10A, Waterfront
Port of Vadsø
Greater Arctic Norway
GREATER ARCTIC HOLDING AS
Po.box. 51, 9811 Vadsø
Greater Arctic Norway
MR. OTTAR ZAHL JONASSEN
M // +47 912 45 505
M // +47 938 24 248