This week in Scandinavia – Viking thieves caught

Viking Treasure

Viking thieves caught

A FOURTH man has been arrested in connection with the theft of 400 Viking treasures from the University Museum of Bergen, which is now returning the objects to their displays.  The man, who is in his fifties, is suspected of handling stolen goods.

Airport armoury

MINISTER for justice and security Per-Willy Amundsen confirmed the government’s stance on arming police.  “The National Police Directorate [Politidirektorate] has asked to be armed and the Ministry of Justice and Public Security has agreed to temporary armament at Oslo Airport.”


THIS year’s festive season in Denmark will include an appearance by the famous Coca-Cola Christmas truck, which will visit 30 locations during November and December.  Beginning today (Friday), the red and white lorry will be in the country for the first time since 2011.

Coldest night yet

ACCORDING to national weather agency SMHI, temperatures plummeted to -22C in Nikkaluokta; the coldest night so far this winter.  The small settlement and tourism mountain station at Nikkaluokta is nestled between the valleys Vistasvagge and Ladtjovagge, right at the foot of Sweden’s highest mountain Kebnekaise.

Family ales

A SWEDISH couple have been denied the right to name their baby Pilzner after Sweden’s tax agency Skatteverket said the moniker was “unsuitable” for a child.

The boy’s parents hoped to name him Pilzner after his father and grandfather – and the Pilsner lager.

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