Recognises foreign driving licenses for a limited period
The Governor of Svalbard has decided to recognize foreign driving licenses for class B on Svalbard from today and until 31 December 2023 under certain conditions. One of them is that the driver's license must have been issued in a country that has joined the Vienna Convention.
The Norwegian Public Roads Administration is moving its office
If you are going to take the theory test, renew your driving license or register your vehicle, you must go to Statens Hus in Longyearbyen.
The Governor's office closed 18 November
Due to an internal event, the Governor's Office is closed on Friday 18 November 2022. The emergency telephone is operated as usual.
Drone ban in Longyearbyen
The Governor of Svalbard points out that it is forbidden to fly drones in a zone with a radius of 5 kilometres from the airport in Longyearbyen.
Fox trapping in winter 2022/23
The Governor has now opened for applications for fox trapping for the coming winter. The application deadline is 30 October 2022.
Captain sentenced for violation of traffic ban
A captain of a foreign sailing boat has been convicted in Nord-Troms and Senja District Court for violating the traffic ban in the Bjørnøya nature reserve. The penalty is a fine of NOK 24,000. In addition, the captain is ordered to pay NOK 3,000 in court costs.