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Keep distance to Alkefjellet in Hinlopen Strait

The Governor of Svalbard urges larger vessels (over 70 feet) to keep a minimum distance of 1,000 metres away from Alkefjellet in Hinlopen Strait from now until 15 August. The Governor will, if necessary, be able to impose a temporary ban on entering this area.

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Rules for the use of smaller vessels for tourism purposes in Svalbard

Based on questions received from the tourist industry relating to which rules apply to so-called ‘tender operations’ and other passenger transport in smaller vessels in Svalbard, the Governor of Svalbard specifies the following:

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Start of work on management and protection plans for Central Spitsbergen

The Governor of Svalbard hereby announces the start of work on the three processes for the management and protection plans for Central Spitsbergen. The Governor invites all to an open information meeting in Lassegrotta, Forskningsparken (the Svalbard Research Park) in Longyearbyen on 4 July at 7.00 pm.

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Avoid traffic at Midterhuken/Gåsebergkilen

The Governor of Svalbard strongly discourages traffic in the vicinity of Midterhuken/Gåsebergkilen until further notice. All traffic shall be avoided. This applies both to tourist operators and other visitors. If necessary, the Governor will impose a temporary ban on traffic in the area.

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Introduces measures against avalanches and cornice fall

In today's weather forecast, much rain and high temperatures are expected throughout the evening and night. Based on these weather forecasts and clear advices from Skred AS, the following measures are introduced:

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