Record number of criminal cases in 2023
In 2023, the Governor of Svalbard had the highest number of criminal cases since 2001. The reason is an increase in supervision and controls in the field. In the long term, we hope that the number of criminal cases will decrease, says Governor Lars Fause.
Illegal drone flight resulted in a fine of NOK 12,000
The Governor has imposed a fine of NOK 12,000 on a tourist after an illegal drone flight in the centre of Longyearbyen. The fine has been accepted.
Avalanche exercise 17 February
This coming Saturday the Governor of Svalbard, together with the Longyearbyen Red Cross Rescue Corps and Norwegian Rescue Dogs Svalbard, will conduct an avalanche exercise near Longyearbyen. There will be helicopter traffic and emergency personnel in the terrain.
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