The Royal Norwegian Navy
The Navy secures Norwegian sovereignty at sea and protects Norway’s maritime interests.
Norway is an Arctic maritime nation and highly dependent on free access to the sea. Through processing and sale of natural resources like oil, gas and fish, Norway has become one of the wealthiest countries in the world. This has allowed Norway to create a sophisticated welfare state, ensuring all Norwegians social security and equal rights.
The Royal Norwegian Navy protects our values and ensures Norway free access to sea by protecting, surveilling and controlling our coastline and our waters. The Navy is led by the Chief of the Navy, supported by the Naval Staff, based at Haakonsvern Naval Base in Bergen.
Coast guard vessels and naval ships are constantly patrolling and sailing Norwegian and international waters – ready to protect Norway. Our vessels are both mobile and flexible with high responsiveness and great endurance. This makes the Norwegian Navy ready to respond wherever and whenever required.