Watch: New short film about the Norway/Finland mountain present

Although the plan was never enacted, the story of Norway’s plan to gift Finland a mountain on their birthday is far from dead.

A newly released short-film chronicles the efforts of Bjørn Geirr Harsson, a retired Norwegian geophysicist, to convince Norway to alter its national borders in order to move the 1,361 metre (4,465 foot) Mount Halti to Finland.

The plan to gift the mountain to Finland on their 100th birthday had to be ruled out to logistics, but still makes for a great story.

The film, Battle for Birthday Mountain, can be seen here. Story continues below.


Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.