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The world’s first ship tunnel

The Stad Peninsula in Norway has a very harsh, windy climate and is one of the most dangerous coastlines in the region. As the meeting place between the Norwegian Sea and North Sea, there are no outlying islands protecting the peninsula from rough seas. It is the most exposed and most dangerous stretches of Norway’s coast. Challenging waves, winds and gales combined with ocean current often create difficult conditions for passing vessels. The turbulent waters have claimed the lives of dozens of sailors over the last several decades.

The UN’s Annual World Happiness Report 2017 has named Norway as the world’s happiest nation. Norway, officially the Kingdom of Norway, with its population of just over 5 million, is one of the three Scandinavian countries in Northern Europe. Norway shares borders with Sweden, Finland, and Russia, and an extensive coastline facing the North Atlantic Ocean and the Barents Sea.

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Only three ranking members of the National Democratic Front, so far, have been allowed by the Supreme Court to attend the peace talks in Oslo, Norway this month.

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