Tagged: Finnmark

The Search for Thor

The things he carried by Randi Millman-Brown Thor Jensen, 36, moves from Oslo to Hammerfest. He is promoted to bank manager, becomes engaged, and takes a one-month hiking trip through occupied Finnmark in 1941....

A pocket watch and a possible clue

The Search for Thor: Thor Jensen, 36, moves from Oslo to Hammerfest. He is promoted to bank manager, becomes engaged, and takes a one-month hiking trip through occupied Finnmark in 1941. By the end...

Fottur i Finnmark: Karasjok

Fottur i Finnmark

The Search for Thor by Randi Millman-Brown Thor Jensen, 36, moves from Oslo to Hammerfest. He is promoted to bank manager, becomes engaged, and takes a one-month hiking trip through occupied Finnmark in 1941....

King commemorates WWII liberation of Finnmark

Dignitaries gather in northern Norway to remember the Red Army driving back Nazi troops 70 years ago Michael Sandelson The Foreigner Soviet troops crossed the border into Norway on October 18, 1944. This was...

King Oscar II Chapel Sits as Border Sentinel

Patricia Barry Hopewell Junction, N.Y Matt Barry Molde, Norway Far from the hustle and bustle of Oslo or Bergen sits the charming King Oscar II Chapel (Kong Oscar IIs Kapell) in eastern Finnmark. A...

The year's first winter storm

It has been an unusually mild autumn, but today, Northerners will experience powerfully bad weather. The on-duty meteorologist, Gunnar Nor, informed Norwegians of the weather situation in Tromso on Monday. “It is the first...

Worst dental health in Northern Norway

Rare to go to the dentist and dental visits have most acute problems. The population in the three northernmost counties have poorer oral health than people in the rest of the country. They go...

Large Copper Deposit found in Kvalsund, Finnmark

Copper deposits in Kvalsund are greater than what was mined out of Røros in 300 years. In a few years the production of copper and gold will make Finnmark into an important mining area...

Number of bankruptcies levels off

In the fourth quarter of last year, the number of bankruptcies was 1,183. That was an increase of only 0.7 per cent compared with the same period of the previous year. However, in 2009...

Quota for the minke whale hunt in 2010

The Minister of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs has set a quota of 1286 animals for the minke whale hunt in 2010. The quota for 2010 is composed of a basic annual quota of 885...