Thomas Nilsen

Europe’s northernmost plant for making liquid natural gas, on Norway's coast to the Barents Sea, is shut down and evacuated as local firefighters try to extinguish the fire.
September 28, 2020
Finland reintroduces travel restrictions to Norway and Sweden and many other European countries due to the COVID-19 situation, but exemptions are made for border municipalities in the north.
September 24, 2020
This season's sea-ice extent is soon reaching minimum, with a specially sharp decline north of Svalbard and Russia's Arctic archipelagos.
September 21, 2020
The parachuting soldiers serve with the 61st Naval Infantry Brigade and the 200th Motorized Infantry Brigade, both based in Russia's borderland to Norway.
September 21, 2020
The 20,000 km long flight took place from the Engels air base in southern Russia, via the Barents Sea to the central part of the Arctic Ocean, over the Northern Sea Route towards the Pacific with return over Siberia back to the airport.
September 19, 2020
With two F-16s in the air on Monday, the number of QRA (Quick Reaction Alert) to identify Russian military planes in the north has already passed the 2019 count.
September 14, 2020
Cross-border travels in Scandinavia since March can best be described as a traffic light. Right now, the color is green.
September 11, 2020
More than 1,200 military personnel, four warships and numerous aircraft took part in the four-nation Barents Sea mission led by the British Navy.
September 11, 2020
The nuclear-powered container ship is now en route from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatka to St. Petersburg with fish, after president Putin earlier this year instructed the voyage to be carried out.
September 10, 2020
"The factory has forever ruined what used to be the beautiful tundra here in Monchegorsk," says Andrei Danilov, a Sámi from Russia's Kola Peninsula.
September 08, 2020