New member: Mo i Rana



Friday, October 18, 2019 - 09:28 by ce-press

Newcomer to cruise, Mo I Rana, dates back to the eighteenth century and is the Norwegian town closest to the Arctic Circle, just one hour away. It has two calls booked in 2020 (Astor and Spirit of Discovery) and one (Deutschland) in 2021.

There are two quays: Toraneskaia with a length of 300m and draught of 8m and Bulkterminalen 129m/11m. There is also one spot for anchorage about 200m to 300m from the Toraneskaia quay, which is 10 to15 minutes walk from the city centre. A cafe is situated just eight minutes walk away.

The port is working on a dredging project which will increase the depth from 8m to 11m at Toraneskaia. It is hoped that this will be completed within the next few years.

There are no plans at present for a terminal, but Oystein Lorentzen, harbour master Mo i Rana Havn, said that “if the number of boats increases, we will consider it”. Both quays comply with ISPS and accept garbage. Buses will be made available when the ships start calling.

In order to attract calls, the port is prepared to discuss discounts with companies for the first ship to call. Lorentzen also pointed out that “the authorities are preparing stricter pollution guidelines”.

In terms of bookings, there is a simple overview on the webpage www.moiranahavn.no (cruise) but the plan is to install a better port calendar next year.

There are plans to build a large airport in Mo i Rana with the capability of handling Boeing 737s.

Shore excursions include: the Arctic Circle and Sami culture; Skillevollen Activity Park which is open all year round offering everything from igloo building to roller blading; Gronsvik coastal fort from World War II and a visit to an Atlantic salmon farm or mining industry. From September to March it is possible to see the northern lights but this would require an evening or overnight stay.
New member: Mo i Rana
(c) Mo i Rana Havn





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