Polar Bear Near Vadsø?

In July 1953, two salmon fishermen spotted what they at first thought was a large sheep, on the island of Lille Ekkerøy, east of Ekkerøy itself. On closer examination, it turned out to be a polar bear that, it is believed, probably arrived in these parts on a drifting iceberg. With no further ado, the fishermen shot the bear and paraded its pelt through Ekkerøy.