AVALANCHE UPDATE: Extra flight to Oslo offers free seat Sunday night


A special Norwegian Air flight from Longyearbyen to Oslo at 9 p.m. Sunday will offer 80 to 100 free seats for those affected by this weekend’s storm and avalanche, according to The Governor of Svalbard.

“It will not be permitted to enter avalanche-prone homes to retrieve luggage,” the governor’s office wrote in a statement at its website. “This is a one-way ticket and the return ticket must be arranged yourself.”

Those wanted seats should register at the municipal government information desk or call 7902 2150. The deadline to register is 4:30 p.m.