Norwegian Army’s headquarter has moved to northern Norway

 Photo: Lars Kroken /

Photo: Lars Kroken /

The Norwegian Army’s headquarter has moved from Oslo to the small town of Bardufoss, south of Tromsø. The move was completed on Aug. 3.

This is part of a general strengthening of Norway’s military capacities in the High North, reports the Barents Observer.

On August 1, 2009 the Norwegian Operational Command Headquarters opened in Reitan outside Bodø, thus making Norway the first country to move its military command leadership to the Arctic. The headquarter used to be located in Stavanger, on the west coast of Norway.

The moves are in line with the Norwegian Government’s increased focus on the northern regions. Both Norway’s new top modern frigates and the new fleet of fighter jets will help meet sovereignty demands in the High North, military officials and politicians say.

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