The time has come to industrialize Norwegian tourism
Tales of Norway’s natural beauty will not sell on their own. But if we make a choice to treat tourism as strategically and ambitiously as other industries, then high-quality tourism can become one answer to the question of Norway’s source of income after oil.
VALUE CREATION (GDP) TOURISM IN NORWAY 2030
Billion NOK Contribution from specific initiatives in this report
Billion NOK underlying market growth
Billion NOK Total increase 2020-2030
Employment (fulltime equivalents). Contribution from specific initiatives in this report.
DOING BUSINESS IN NORWAY
Norway is known for nature attractions like fjords, mountains, northern lights, and the midnight sun. Because of the Gulf Stream, Norway has a friendlier climate than the latitude indicates, leaving it with ice-free ports all year round. The Gulf Stream is a warm ocean current leading water from the Caribbean northeasterly across the Atlantic Ocean and then following the Norwegian coast northwards.
VARANGER – THE NEXT «LOFOTEN»
Our privately-held companies Greater Arctic Holding, Visit Varanger, and Marelius plan to build several resorts and landscape hotels in Varanger – The coast of Lapland on top of the world.
We connect the dots and work with people with talent, energy, and passion. We build networks with people and companies worldwide to develop Varanger into a year-round sustainable tourism destination.
The investment frame is from 2M EURO to 50M EURO. Today we control approximately 200.000 square meters of land in the North-Varanger region. Invest in silence, mother nature, the arctic ocean, sustainable tourism, and contemporary architecture together with us. Please contact us here for further information!
The importance of tourism
According to the final figures issued by Statistics Norway, total tourist consumption in 2019 was estimated at NOK 194.3 billion. NOK 126.3 billion of this total goes towards the purchase of goods and services that come under what is defined as tourism products. such as transport, accommodation, food and beverage services, presentations, and cultural and entertainment activities. The importance of tourism to Norway is increasing in line with the rest of the Norwegian economy This means that the tourism industry’s contribution to the country’s GDP amounted to 4.2 percent that year
10 REASONS FOR INVESTING IN NORWAY
Rich in natural resources like oil and gas, marine resources, a surplus of emission-free hydropower and forest resources.
Strong economy, 2nd highest gdp pr. Capita in Europe, high purchasing power, and the world’s biggest sovereign wealth fund.
World-class industries within oil and gas, energy, maritime, and the seafood sector.
Easy to do business; among the top 10 of 180 countries on the Ease of Doing Business ranking.
Competitive; ranked among the best on the World Competitiveness Scoreboard.
Innovative workplace; flat structures, a competent workforce, and egalitarian values stimulate innovation.
Country of choice for R&D; close cooperation between the industry and R&D with 40 government-funded clusters.
Great place to live; Norway ranked first on the annual Human Development Index for several consecutive years
Network of airports; more than 50 airports with regular traffic make it easy to reach into the entire country
Open, stable and predictable; political stability and a transparent political system make a competitive investment climate.
SOME MORE FACTS AND FIGURES
CARING PEOPLE, RURAL LIFE, RAW NATURE
- Aurora Borealis
- Varangerhalvøya Nationalpark
- Varanger National Scenic Road
- Whale and King Crab
- Arctic birds and wildlife
HQ – THE ICEHOUSE
Ørtangen 10A, Waterfront
Port of Vadsø
Greater Arctic Norway
GREATER ARCTIC HOLDING AS
Po.box. 101, 9811 Vadsø
Greater Arctic Norway
MR. OTTAR ZAHL JONASSEN
M // +47 938 24 248
ottar @ marelius.no
VADSØ, VARANGER ARCTIC NORWAY
BOOK A NIGHT OR TWO IN THE ICEHOUSE
Probably one of the coolest accommodation in Varanger