NOK 100,000 fine for violating traffic ban in bird reserves
A local tourism company has been fined NOK 100,000 for violating the provision that all traffic in bird reserves is prohibited between 15 May and 15 August. The fine has been accepted.
Great avalanche danger on Svalbard Wednesday 22 November
NVE has notified that a high avalanche danger is expected - danger level 4 - on Wednesday 22 November in the region of Nordenskiöld Land and Svalbard east, west and south. There is no increased risk of avalanches in Longyearbyen itself according to the NGI avalanche forecast.
Be better prepared for a crisis
The theme for this year's self-preparedness week is to practice. We encourage all residents to practice and take the necessary measures to strengthen their own preparedness.
Fine of NOK 10,000 for driving on the tundra
A foreign tourist who drove a car onto the frozen tundra has been fined NOK 10,000 for breaking the rules of the Svalbard Environment Act. The fine has been accepted.
Extends temporary recognition of foreign driving licences
The Governor has decided to extend the temporary recognition of foreign driving licenses for class B on Svalbard until 31 March 2024.
100,000 in fines for violating traffic ban in bird reserves
A Norwegian shipping company has been fined NOK 100,000 for violating the provision that all traffic in bird reserves is prohibited between 15 May and 15 August. The fine has been accepted.
Do not touch dead birds
The Governor has received many reports of dead birds and asks the public not to touch them.
Fined for violating the traffic ban in Bjørnøya nature reserve
A captain on a foreign cruise ship has been fined NOK 40,000 for sailing within the no-traffic zone in the Bjørnøya nature reserve. The fine has been accepted.
Fine for violation of the rules in the tourist regulations
A research institution has been fined NOK 40,000 for breaching the rules in regulations in tourism on Svalbard.
The polar bear is now in Hanaskogdalen
The polar bear is now on land on the other side of Adventfjorden, at the outlet of Hanaskogdalen. The Governor will try to drive it further northwest. The Governor asks people to be careful out in the field.