May of 2018, Port of Longyearbyen will extend the Touristpier by 60 meters, which will give it a total length of 220 meters.

With both sides of the pier in use for docking, we get a total of 440 meters of dock space available for smaller passenger vessels. This will increase the amount of trips that can be offered by smaller explorer cruise ships with turnaround in Longyearbyen.

The expansion will additionally create a floating dock of 80 meters on the inside of the Touristpier. This addition will be offered as a service to small, local passenger boats, and RIB boats to ensure good conditions for tourists and the tourism industry alike in the coming summer season.