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Corona cancels ‘Finnmarksløpet’

Norway's gruelling but often spectacular dogsled race around Finnmark in Northern Norway has been cancelled because of national restrictions aimed at preventing the spread...

Finnmark dogsled race underway

Neither snow nor sleet nor the Corona virus could stop the 40th Norwegian dogsled race known as Finnmarksløpet. It took off over the weekend...

North Cape finally freed for visitors

Norwegians and tourists alike have received a surprise Christmas gift, after the county governor of Troms og Finnmark decided that hotel and real estate...

Hopes and tension at liberation jubilee

On the eve of Friday's ceremonies marking the Soviet liberation of Finnmark in 1944 came word that a Russian commission was recommending a pardon...

White whale’s fate subject to debate

The tame white whale known as Hvaldimir disappeared from his refuge in Hammerfest late last week, only to resurface Sunday near Alta, more than...

North Cape battle polarizes community

A major hotel chain backed by the slimmest possible majority of local politicians won last week's battle over control of the North Cape. The...

Battle flares over popular North Cape

Norway's North Cape is one of the country's foremost tourist attractions where visitors have long had to controversially pay for access to the Arctic...

White whale ailing in Hammerfest

The friendly white whale named Hvaldimir, who sought human contact off the coast of Northern Norway after apparently escaping from captivity, fell ill over...

White whale now named ‘Hvaldimir’

Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) declared on Friday that "the public has spoken," and named a cute white whale that was freed of mysterious harnesses off...

Finnmark mining protests underway

Government ministers arriving for the weekly Council of State at the Royal Palace on Friday were met by noisy and angry demonstrators, protesting their...

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