As preparations for the autumn hunting season, the family had stored some food and beer in the cabin on Jarfjord Mountain, the eastern part of Finnmark.
- There was almost a hundred cans of beer at the lodge, and most were empty. Teeth marks were clearly visible on the cans.
- The bears have torn down the exterior wall cladding, insulation torn out and ripped a window off its hinges to get inside. They have broken kitchen appliances, beds and cabinets. All that was edible they ate, says Borthen Nilsen.
They have tried the beds, which are covered in of bear hair and dry food and chocolate was spread around. Much evidence also suggests that the bears may have staggered around drunk after drinking large quantities of beer.
- I would think that they got a little tipsy - they are not so used to being intoxicated on alcohol, says Borthen Nilsen.
The family has an ambivalent relation to the incident, which left major damage to the 26-square-foot cabin.