Norway pokes fun at Australia's travel warning of polar bear attacks on tourists
Official Australian travel advice warning of "polar bear attacks" in Norway has been mocked by the Scandinavian country's Foreign Ministry in online posts.
Norway's Ministry of Foreign Affairs took to Twitter to poke fun at a Smartraveller update which suggested Aussie tourists could be hurt by the animals.
Earlier this week, Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) had posted updates to its Smartraveller Facebook and Twitter accounts which advised tourists heading to Norway to "avoid polar bear attacks" by reading the official travel advice.
A DFAT spokesperson said no changes have been made to the Smartraveller advice relating to mainland Norway.