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Norway’s worst christ­mas tree stands in Lon­gye­ar­by­en

The christ­mas tree that has recent­ly been set up in Lon­gye­ar­by­en has been cal­led the worst one in Nor­way by several major media of the coun­try (Nord­lys, TV2). The local news­pa­per Sval­bard­pos­ten has devo­ted two full pages to the tree and asked pas­sers-by about their opi­ni­on. The­se were mixed, inclu­ding comments like “a bit fun­ny”, “a bit thin”, “aero­dy­na­mic” and “thin branch”, which speak a clear lan­guage.

Longyearbyen’s christ­mas tree is tra­di­tio­nal­ly dona­ted by Trom­sø com­mu­ni­ty, who has sent the tree up as flight car­go this year. Accord­ing to media, the car­ri­er had reques­ted the tree not to be too volu­mous. After pho­tos had star­ted to cir­cu­la­te in media, it was quick­ly deci­ded in Trom­sø to send a new tree – this time by ship, so the new tree will cer­tain­ly be more hand­so­me and is expec­ted to satisfy cri­tics in Lon­gye­ar­by­en and else­whe­re. Well, then – mer­ry christ­mas!

“Norway’s worst christ­mas tree” (image: Chris­ti­an Nico­lai Bjør­ke / Sval­bard­pos­ten).

Norway's worst christmas tree

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