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Eastern Svalbard

The current discussion of keeping eastern Svalbard open for tourists or closing it largely has been described previously on this site. Now the Sysselmannen has published his recommendation for the upcoming lawgiving process. Remarkably, he has chosen not to recommend the original proposal, which suggested to close eastern Svalbard with the exception of 16 designated landing sites / areas. The Sysselmannen considers this approach too strict and not sufficiently backed up by strong arguments.

A final decision is to be made by the government in Oslo.

According to the original proposure, tourist landings in eastern Svalbard would have been restricted to the green areas. The red coastline would have been forbidden.
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Eastern Svalbard

Source: Sysselmannen

last modification: 2014-07-01 · copyright: Rolf Stange