Svalbard and the Polar Areas

In the northern areas and in Antarctica, Norway administers some of the planet´s last great areas with virtually untouched nature. Such areas are of great intrinsic value, at the same time as they are important for the preservation of biological diversity.

Antarktis. Foto: Marie Korsvoll.

The Antarctic

The Antarctic contains some of the last vast undisturbed areas of nature in the world. Plants, animals, ecosystems and cultural heritage in the Antarctic face an unrelenting growing pressure from traffic, environmental toxins and climate change. The cooperation under the Antarctic Treaty is critical to safeguarding the preservation of the natural environment and cultural heritage.


Section for Polar Affairs and the High North

Phone: +47 22 24 57 11
Address: P.B. 8013 Dep, 0030 Oslo
Visitor address: Kongens gate 20, 0153 Oslo