In 2017 exercise Joint Viking held in March, in an area that stretches from Alta-Lakselv-Karasjok to Kautokeino. The activities will mainly be concentrated along the coast. Finnmark offers demanding topographic and climatic conditions in addition to great distances, which gives the Norwegian Armed Forces an opportunity to practice logistical support to the units. It is vital for the Norwegian Armed Forces to train together with allied partners. Therefore, the Norwegian Armed Forces have invited British and American forces to participate in the winter exercise in 2017. In order to be prepared for operating in a cold weather climate during the exercise, the British and American participants will conduct training in Norway prior to the exercise. During the exercise the foreign forces will be integrated in the Norwegian units. 8000 soldiers will be participating in the exercise. The number includes all participants, also those who operate from other locations than Finnmark. For example, it includes personnel that coordinate the exercise from the Norwegian Joint Headquarters in BodÃ¸ and personnel preparing the aircrafts that will be deployed outside Finnmark County.
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