Published 6/7/2022

Restraint for all dogs

The Governor remaninds that there is restraint on all of Svalbard for all dog breeds  from 15 May to 15 August.

Published 5/18/2022

Investigating disturbance of polar bears

The Governor has received several reports of searching of and possible illegal disturbance of polar bears. - We will follow up on tips and have started investigation on a specific case, says vice governor Sølvi Elvedahl.

Published 5/5/2022

Border of Travelers to and from Svalbard

From 6 May, the Governor will have the opportunity to carry out ID control of travelers to and from Svalbard by plane and boat. - To begin with, the inspections will be sporadic, and primarily concentrated on charter flights that come directly to Svalbard from abroad, says Chief Superintendent Stein Olav Bredli.

Published 4/29/2022

Breaking fjord ice is prohibited

The Governor has received reports of breaking fjord ice. According to the Svalbard Environmental Protection Act, this is not permitted.

Published 4/20/2022

Todalen / Gangdalen is closed for snowmobiling

In connection with Svalbard ski marathon, the Governor has decided to close Todalen and Gangdalen for snowmobiling from Friday 22 April at 18.00 to Saturday 23 April at 15.00.

Published 4/13/2022

Questions about weapon applications

The Governor is using extra resources to reduce the case processing time for both applications for the purchase of weapons and loan licenses. As a result, the case processing time is now significantly reduced in most cases. - We prioritize the processing of applications. We therefore do not have the opportunity to use resources to respond to inquiries from individuals about the status of their application, and ask the public not to contact us about this, either by phone or email. We process the applications as quickly as possible, says Police Chief Superintendent Stein Olav Bredli.

Published 3/15/2022

Advice on selv-preparedness

Even though we live in a safe society, unwanted incidents can also occur with us on Svalbard. Then it is important that as many of us as possible are able to manage themselves for at least three days, without access to important resources such as electricity, internet, water and food.

Published 2/24/2022

Driving with snowmobiles on bare ground

In some places in the terrain there is very little snow. The Governor has been notified of driving with snowmobiles on bare ground. We remind you that in Svalbard it is only allowed to drive with tracked vehicles in the terrain where the ground is both frozen and snow-covered. See Regulations relating to motor traffic

Published 2/24/2022

Covid-19 and travel to Svalbard

The Governor asks people who have questions about travel to Svalbard and covid-19, to contact Norwegian health authorities.

Published 2/15/2022

Self-test after arrival Svalbard

Everyone who comes to Svalbard must still take a covid-19 test within 24 hours of arrival. The test must be antigen fast test.