Official Australian travel advice warning of "polar bear attacks" in Norway has been mocked by the Scandinavian country's Foreign Ministry in online posts."Thank you Australia for your concern. We can assure you that in mainland Norway all polar bears are stuffed and poses only limited risk."

Official Australian travel advice warning of "polar bear attacks" in Norway has been mocked by the Scandinavian country's Foreign Ministry in online posts."Thank you Australia for your concern. We can assure you that in mainland Norway all polar bears are stuffed and poses only limited risk."
Official Australian travel advice warning of "polar bear attacks" in Norway has been mocked by th...

Australians are intrepid, you find them in the middle of the Congo to some remote glacier in Chile, it would not be unusual to find them in Svalbard. Lol

They blew a golden opportunity to get us back for drop-bears.

"Yes, there are heaps of angry polar bears here. They, uhhh, hide behind rocks..."

The quest to find a wall plug for our phones without an adaptor is ever lasting.

Jeez, Norweigans are getting plenty of opportunities to act smug these past few days

They've got Fuck You country investment fund money.

I'm sure it's hard for them to understand that the rest of the worlds Flora and Fauna isn't QUITE as actively out to kill us as their native ones might be.

kidding

Tromsö has a whole underground road system

Ooh you weren't .

Are we sure the Norwegians aren't descendant from dwarves?

i think they've misunderstood, that's not a warning, that is a marketing promotion.

There they are chased by ferocious panda bears.

Not only that, their infrastructure is wild. Brand new tunnels all over the place. Tromsö has a whole underground road system with roundabouts, it’s mind blowing to his American who’s praying we get a new rail tunnel across the Hudson in my lifetime.

Look, Australia's animals and some of the plants like the taste of human blood. They don't know that the rest of the world has animals that don't constantly pose a threat.

Aussies can plug their phones into the wall in China.

Polar bears are white, snow is white => totally invisible

Ya, but Svalbard...

I was tickled to go to Longyearbyen and see the “Do not go past this sign without a loaded weapon” and the gun locker at the grocery store.

Trolls however....they are a serious concern in Norway, they do not take that lightly.

If a black door is covered in green paint it's a green door.

My bro is there (Svalbard) right now. As you said, we're everywhere.

Drop bears are probably a bigger concern for tourists.

Would be nice if Norway issue a travel warning about sharks attacks for Australia.

Sure, the tunnels in Tromsø are particular, but a lot of the roads in Norway is in a bad state and under dimensioned. Most new roads are paid for as toll roads increasing the financial burden on the people who happen to live next to these sections of road or has to travel on them.

Rail development in Norway is ridiculous, and we keep insisting on building tunnels using dynamite instead of tunnel boring machines because someone decided to use a rail TBM to build a road tunnel about 50 years ago (or something) and the diameter wasn’t sufficient for a two lane road so they still had to use conventional techniques in addition.

On smaller tunnels TBM’s aren’t cost effective, but on larger projects they have many advantages and much less prone to cost overruns and other problems often common to conventional tunnel driving techniques.

If you look to Oslo there are needed infrastructure projects that was planned in the 80’s that still hasn’t been started because of political bickering and no ability to think more than one term ahead. And when they planned roads in the 90’s they deliberately under dimensioned them.

The maintenance deficit on Norwegian roads was said to be 50 years a few years back. And we have the lowest average speed between major cities of any European country. We used to be ahead of Albania, but even they have overtaken us now.

I saw quite a few in Svalbard, that kind of counts.

I’m scared of Polar Bears too. Bundy Rum turns them into aggressive buggers.

Born and raised north of the polar circle I have no idea how many times I've asked about the dangers of polar bears, but it's quite a few. I find it adorable, because the only animal that is a danger around these parts is moose, due to their tendency to sprint over the roads. You don't want those antlers through you windshield and possibly your face at 75mph.

LPT: Aim for the back legs if you can't dodge the poor animal.

Yeah, talk about living in glass houses and throwing stones. Australians are hardly in a position to issue warnings about polar bear attacks in Norway, when their own country is terrorized by the drop bear menace.

Not to mention, they didn't look very good when they got their asses kicked by the emu population in the Great Emu War a while back. Hell, even the rabbit and camel populations are out of control. Ordinary Australians live in fear of coming home from work to find their houses occupied by camels.

Make fun of Norway's polar bear problem after you take care of your own wildlife.

Unless you go to Hong Kong, then they have never seen an Australian plug in their lives!

A Polar Bear will kill you for food, playing dead and it'll eat you, fighting back and it'll eat you. It is the only Bear species that you really have no hope against. You fight back against a Black Bear and you have a shot at winning, Grizzly Bears usually only attack to show who's the boss so you acting weak and pathetic and you'll probably walk away.

I know you're making a joke but there aren't really any animals in Australia that want to eat you, maybe the Crocs but that is about it. The Spiders and Snakes are just defending themselves.

But that's Hardanger, in western Norway. Tromsø is northern Norway

Wait... it’s normal in other countries to not have the wildlife hunt you?

This joke is in every Reddit submission on Australia. Are you not all tired of it yet?