The government of Norway has officially disclosed that it is considering gifting it’s Finnish neighbours the peak of a mountain in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of Finland’s independence from Russia.
The peak in question is actually a subpeak, known as Hálditšohkka, of a larger mountain that summits nearly a kilometre away inside of Norway. The proposal would shift the border of the nations by 40 meters, placing Hálditšohkka within the territory of Finland.
The highest point in Finland is currently 1,324 metres above sea level and is simply the side of the mountain in question. If Norway goes through with the gift, Finland would be 7 metres taller and end on an official peak.
Many politicians, and the public, have voiced support for the idea, though others have argued that the Norwegian constitution prohibits any part of Norway being submitted to another nation. However, it has been argued that the constitution does not apply to such small patches of land and that other minor adjustments have occurred in the past.