Universally designed parking at Ånderdalen National Park at Senja is more expensive than at Gardermoen – NRK Troms and Finnmark

Many hikers in Troms have had a surprise on arrival at the popular hiking destination Ånderdalen National Park. At one of the entrance gates to the national park in Tranøybotn on Senja, it has suddenly become expensive to park. The new car park has been paved, toilets and rubbish bins have been put up, and … Read more

Launching a new campaign against youth violence – NRK Troms and Finnmark

– There’s a gang standing around kicking. There are broken noses, blood. The victim then has to kiss the perpetrator’s shoe and gets a kick in the face at the end. It doesn’t belong anywhere, and is brutal and painful to watch. Chief police officer in Kripos, Christoffer Svenningsen describes some of the violent films … Read more

Female followers of Formula 1 are provoked on social media – NRK Troms and Finnmark

– You girls know nothing about Formula 1, shut up. – Drive to survive has really drawn in a lot of rubbish fans to the sport. – The fan culture was better before. Female fans of Formula 1 regularly receive comments like this on social media. One person who receives such comments is Hedda Wehrmann. … Read more

War of words between NATO and Russia over the Arctic – NRK Troms and Finnmark

The statement comes after Stoltenberg on Sunday said Nato must increase its presence and Arctic. The Russian reaction came today: – We interpret such statements as an intention to confront Russia and Russian interests in the Arctic. Russia will have to secure its interests in an adapted way. The official response states that for Russia … Read more

Now Finnmarkshykehuset is cutting the use of temp agencies – NRK Troms and Finnmark

– Hiring temporary workers, preferably at short notice, costs us a lot. It is perhaps twice as expensive to hire from an agency, Lena Nymo Helli tells us. She is chairman of Finnmarkssykehuset, which has spent NOK 141 million more than budgeted during the first half of the year. From January to July, the hospitals … Read more

Ended as a nurse – now earns NOK 45,000 a week as a substitute – NRK Troms and Finnmark

– I was in a position where I loved my profession, but I thought: This is actually not sustainable. In the middle of a pandemic, Wenche Wiik was a newly qualified nurse. She quickly felt a heavy workload when she came to work. With many tasks, she was exhausted and walked around with a bad … Read more

Former lieutenant general wants to scrap Norwegian base policy and get NATO to Finnmark – NRK Troms and Finnmark

– The Russia we see after 24 February turns out to be risk-oriented and very aggressive in its war policy. I am unsure how Russia will develop in the future and that means we need support to ward off an attack in the future. Former lieutenant general Arne Bård Dalhaug says so Weekend morning on … Read more

NOK 800,000 in fines for violating the weapons law on Svalbard – NRK Troms and Finnmark

It was during a search of two of the shipping company’s ships in mid-July that the illegal importation of weapons and ammunition was discovered. Then, among other things, 50 weapons were seized. According to them, the explanation behind why the shipping company has brought weapons and ammunition was protection against polar bears. – Grave violation … Read more

Thinks polar bear shooting could have been avoided with a tent ban – NRK Troms and Finnmark

– Both the shooting, the killing of the polar bear and the damage to the tourist could have been avoided if there had been a ban on tents in the polar bear’s areas. That’s what veterinarian and manager at Noah, Siri Martinsen, says. A French tourist was slightly injured when a polar bear entered a … Read more

Tourist injured by polar bear in Svalbard – NRK Troms and Finnmark

– The mayor received a message just before 08.30 this morning about a polar bear attack in a tent camp, and moved out with a helicopter shortly afterwards, states mayor superintendent Stein Olav Bredli in a press release. The woman, who is in her 40s, is not injured in a life-threatening manner. She is said … Read more