Marines fra US Marine Corps under en landsettingsoperasjon på vinter øvelsen Cold Response 2020

Allied training in Norway

As a NATO member, regular training with our allies is a central activity for the Norwegian Armed Forces. It is also important for Norway's security.

NATO is the largest and most powerful military alliance in the world. The Alliance also forms the foundation of Norway's defence. In the event of a crisis or major conflict, the Alliance must stand together.

To ensure security for Norway and safety for our population, the Norwegian Armed Forces must train regularly with our allies. Allied training in Norway ensures that Norwegian and allied forces can operate efficiently together in cold weather and in demanding nature and terrain.


Exercise Joint Viking 2023

Joint Viking takes place from 6 to 16 March 2023. This will be the largest military exercise in Norway this year, with more than 20 000 soldiers from nine countries, as of February 2023.

  • Most of the participants come from Norway, the rest come from Canada, Finland, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, the United Kingdom and USA.
  • Around 50 aircrafts and 40 vessels will be involved in the exercise.
  • The main activity will be in North of Norway, in Inner Troms Region. Both on land, at sea and in the air.
  • Joint Viking is closely connected to the British Naval Exercise Joint Warrior, and the Norwegian Home Guard exercise Jøssing, in southwestern Norway.

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Joint Viking 2023