Norwegen schenkt Finnland (vielleicht) einen Berg

halti3Großartige Idee der Norweger für ein Geschenk an Finnland, das nächstes Jahr seine 100jährige Unabhängigkeit feiert: Die wollen ihre Grenze verschieben, so dass der Gipfel des Haltitunturi in Finnland liegt und so einen neuen höchsten Punkt des Landes bilden würde.

Norway’s government has confirmed that for the centenary of Finland’s independence next year it is considering moving the border, gifting its Nordic neighbour a mountain peak that would be the country’s highest point. “There are a few formal difficulties and I have not yet made my final decision,” the Norwegian prime minister, Erna Solberg, told NRK, the national broadcaster. “But we are looking into it.”

At 1,324 metres above sea level, the highest point in Finland currently lies on a bleak mountain spur known as Hálditšohkka, part of a far larger fell known as Halti, more than 200 miles inside the Arctic Circle.