I think regarding someone with his skills and line of work, there is reason for concern.
And also, if he was doing something involving hacking from a Norwegian outpost, it could be that Norwegian authorities wanted to speak with him.
On the other hand, Bodo is a beautiful place, so maybe he just stayed on for a bit. Nice to just wander freely, sometimes, without "checking in" all the time and being responsible about things like work.
This is a "salt sauna" in Bodo. Beautiful and so remote there.
Maybe a Norwegian goddess lassoed him and brought him to her ice palace...
Anyway, good luck to him, whatever is going on.