Hitt og þetta 22. september 2006

Northland Drills at Hannukainen, Barsele and Stora Sahavaara

Vancouver, September 22, 2006: Buck Morrow, President of Northland Resources Inc. (TSXV:NAU) ("Northland") is pleased to announce that drilling is underway again at the Hannukainen iron-copper-gold project in Finland and the Barsele gold project in Sweden. One rig is currently on each project. A third drill rig is scheduled to arrive on September 28th to complete a large diameter core program at the Stora Sahavaara iron project in Sweden as part of the ongoing metallurgical testwork program there.

The Company expects to maintain an aggressive drill program for its key projects throughout the third quarter of 2006 and most of 2007 and is moving to complete the first NI43-101 compliant resource calculation for the Hannukainen project by the end of the first quarter of next year. Northland's geologists will also be working on a revised NI43-101 resource for the Barsele gold project as soon as the current round of drilling is complete.

Hannukainen Project

The Hannukainen iron-copper-gold project in northern Finland is 100% Northland owned. It is accessible by sealed road and, and is situated within 10km of a maintained rail head that was constructed to haul iron ore. Part of the Hannukainen deposit was mined from 1982 to 1988 from the Laurinoja open pit. Approximately 4.5 million tonnes of magnetite ore were mined from Laurinoja at a grade of 43% Fe, 0.88% Cu and 1g/t Au. Northland has been conducting a systematic program of relogging core from archived bore holes, and conducting its own drill programs.

The Company recently announced the results of a 13 hole program at Hannukainen, testing the flat-lying Laurinoja magnetite body (see News Release dated Sept 13, 2006 "Northland Cuts Significant Iron-Copper-Gold Mineralization at the Hannukainen Project, Finland). The results confirmed the presence of significant copper-gold mineralization associated with the magnetite body. Highlights included hole 005 which returned 0.81% Cu, 0.57g/t Au and 39.7% Fe over 29.1m, and hole 013 which returned 0.74% Cu, 0.73 g/t Au and 38.8% fe over 20.7m.

As a result of the success of the first stage of the program, Northland's management have decided to expand the planned 10,000m drill program that was announced on May 9 of this year to a total of 20,000m. The objectives are to test the strike and depth extent of the Cu-Au bearing zone and to test at least one of the satellite magnetite bodies which occur close to the Laurinoja open pit.

Stora Sahavaara Iron Project, Sweden

The Stora Sahavaara iron project lies within the same geological belt as the Hannukainen iron-copper-gold project. The iron deposit occurs as a continuous magnetite body containing copper mineralization in the form of chalcopyrite. It has been delineated along 1,300m of surface strike length with an average true width of 52m and is known to extend to at least 750m down dip.

In May, 2006 Northland published the first NI43-101 compliant resource for the Stora Sahavaara project which, using a 25% Fe cut off, contained the following tonnage and grades (see Northland press release dated May 18, 2006 "Northland Delivers NI43-101 Iron Ore Resource For Stora Sahavaara Project, Sweden".)

+----------------------------------------+ | Category | Tonnes | Fe % | Cu % | |-----------+------------+-------+-------| | Measured | 77,063,210 | 43.32 | 0.080 | |-----------+------------+-------+-------| | Indicated | 44,634,770 | 43.28 | 0.076 | |-----------+------------+-------+-------| | Inferred | 23,346,373 | 41.76 | 0.051 | +----------------------------------------+

Northland will have one rig at Stora Sahavaara from September 28th. The rig will complete a 1,000m large diameter coring program to provide material for the ongoing metallurgical testwork program. Once this has been completed, the rig is expected to move to Hannukainen to assist in completion of the 20,000m program there.

Barsele Gold Project, Sweden

Drilling is also underway at the Barsele gold project where Northland's geologists are planning approximately 8,000m of core drilling. The objectives of the program are two fold: firstly, to upgrade the confidence level in the existing resource calculation (see below) and convert inferred resources to indicated resources, and secondly to add new gold resources in areas that lie outside the existing resource that have not yet been tested or incorporated into the current resource.

In a news release dated March 1, 2006 Northland announced the results of the most recent NI43-101 compliant gold resource calculation for the 100%-owned Barsele-Norra gold project. The calculation was audited by Chlumsky Armbrust & Meyer LLC, an independent, mineral resource, consulting and engineering group based in Lakewood, Colorado. Using a 0.7g/t Au cut off the indicated and inferred resources are:

+-------------------------------------------------------+ | Indicated Resources* at a 0.7g/t Au cut off | |-------------------------------------------------------| | Zone | Tonnes | Grade Au g/t | Contained Oz Au | |----------+-----------+--------------+-----------------| | Central | 5,123,844 | 1.67 | 275,602 | |----------+-----------+--------------+-----------------| | Avan | 1,596,368 | 1.36 | 69,661 | |----------+-----------+--------------+-----------------| | Norra | 247,670 | 2.43 | 19,325 | |----------+-----------+--------------+-----------------| | Skirasen | 656,745 | 1.36 | 28,736 | |----------+-----------+--------------+-----------------| | Total | | 1.60 | | |-------------------------------------------------------| | Inferred Resources* at a 0.7g/t Au cut off | |-------------------------------------------------------| | Zone | Tonnes | Grade Au g/t | Contained Oz Au | |----------+-----------+--------------+-----------------| | Central | 4,100,794 | 1.62 | 213,850 | |----------+-----------+--------------+-----------------| | Avan | 3,428,178 | 1.41 | 155,536 | |----------+-----------+--------------+-----------------| | Norra | 78,429 | 2.33 | 5,866 | |----------+-----------+--------------+-----------------| | Skirasen | 1,418,619 | 1.35 | 61,789 | |----------+-----------+--------------+-----------------| | Total | 9,206,020 | 1.51 | 437,041 | +-------------------------------------------------------+

*The resource calculation was done using the Inverse Distance Weighting Method.

Qualified Person

Mineral resource estimates, geostatistics and resource model construction were completed using MineSight three-dimensional modelling software. The resource estimates were prepared by Bart Stryhas, PhD, structural geology, and Vance Thornsberry, P.Geol. The resource models and estimates were subsequently reviewed by Chlumsky Armbrust & Meyer LLC, an independent, mineral resource, consulting and engineering group based in Lakewood, Colorado.

Vance V. Thornsberry, P.Geol., Vice President of Exploration for Northland Resources, is the Qualified Person as defined in NI43-101, responsible for overseeing the design and execution of the Barsele, Hannukainen and Stora Sahavaara exploration programs.


Northland Resources Inc. is a well-structured, debt free junior exploration company with a portfolio of high quality iron, gold, and base metal exploration projects in Sweden and Finland.



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CONTACT INFORMATION Northland Resources Inc. Buck Morrow, President Ralph Rushton, Investor Relations Toll Free: 1-866-719-8962 www.northlandresourcesinc.com

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