Nordlys is a Norwegian
Norwegian language
Norwegian is a North Germanic language spoken primarily in Norway, where it is the official language. Together with Swedish and Danish, Norwegian forms a continuum of more or less mutually intelligible local and regional variants .These Scandinavian languages together with the Faroese language...

A newspaper is a scheduled publication containing news of current events, informative articles, diverse features and advertising. It usually is printed on relatively inexpensive, low-grade paper such as newsprint. By 2007, there were 6580 daily newspapers in the world selling 395 million copies a...

 published in Tromsø
Tromsø is a city and municipality in Troms county, Norway. The administrative centre of the municipality is the city of Tromsø.Tromsø city is the ninth largest urban area in Norway by population, and the seventh largest city in Norway by population...

, covering the region of Troms
or Romsa is a county in North Norway, bordering Finnmark to the northeast and Nordland in the southwest. To the south is Norrbotten Län in Sweden and further southeast is a shorter border with Lapland Province in Finland. To the west is the Norwegian Sea...

, and the largest newspaper in Northern Norway. Chief editor is Anders Opdahl. Nordlys was founded in 1902 by Alfred Eriksen
Alfred Eriksen
Alfred Eriksen was a Norwegian priest, politician, newspaper editor and non-fiction writer.-Personal life:...

, who also was its first editor-in-chief. Among the later editors are Ivan Kristoffersen
Ivan Kristoffersen
Ivan Kolbjørn Kristoffersen is a Norwegian newspaper editor.He was born in Tromsø as a son of Henry Kristian Kristoffersen and Klara Henriette Olufsen . He finished his secondary education in 1951 and graduated from the Norwegian Journalist Academy in 1954. In the same year he became an...

, who edited the newspaper from 1982 to 1997, and Hans Kr. Amundsen who served the position from 2001 to 2011..
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