Solberg will not give the mountain to Finland

Controversy over mountaintop donated to FinlandMountain Halti in Kåfjord in Troms. Photo Haltijubileum.

Prime Minister Erna Solberg says no to the presidency in Kåfjords proposal to give Finland a mountain as gift.

Finland celebrates 100 years as an independent state next year, and in this connection the presidency in Kåfjord proposed that Norway should give them mountains Halti as gift by moving the border between Norway and Finland 40 meters.

Prime Minister Erna Solberg says that despite much positive response in the public, it is not desirable to carry out a boundary amendment proposed.

– Limit Adjustments between countries is leading to a challenging legal issues for traveling, including the one related to the Norwegian Constitution.

Instead, we will consider another suitable gift for Finland on the occasion of the anniversary, Solberg wrote in a letter to Mayor Svein O. Leiros in Kåfjord municipality.

Halti is Finland’s highest mountain with the height of 1,324 meters above sea level, but the peak at 1,361 meters above sea level is located on the Norwegian side.


Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today