Strong growth requires good logistics and more dock time

More and more cruise tourists are visiting Longyearbyen. Traffic to the port has increased 20 percent since last year.

Mein Schiff 4 arrived at Longyeabyen Harbor with 2.722 passengers on board. A total of 2.048 participated in local activities. Eva Britt Kornfeldt, head of the Svalbard Cruise Network, has greeted most of the cruise ships arriving this summer.
Mein Schiff 4 arrived at Longyeabyen Harbor with 2.722 passengers on board. A total of 2.048 participated in local activities. Eva Britt Kornfeldt, head of the Svalbard Cruise Network, has greeted most of the cruise ships arriving this summer.
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Earlier this summer, Svalbardposten reported Visit Svalbard Director Ronny Brunvoll wants a comprehensive discussion about how much tourism can grow in Longyearbyen and how many large cruise ships the town can accommodate. It is an issue local politicians need to address, he asserted. Mayor Arild Olsen responded by noting local government is working in accordance with a master plan for tourism effective through 2025.

"I have asked for a dialogue with Visit Svalbard about how to handle tourism and growth in the future," Olsen said. "It is obvious that local and national politicians have a role in facilitating and steering the industry in the right direction."

Cruse traffic so far this year is 20 percent higher compared to last year, according to Longyearbyen Harbormaster Kjetil Bråten,

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