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The fortress at Fjell is one of Norways largest military facilities from WW2. Construction started in 1942, with the intent of guarding the port of Bergen from military attacks from the Allied forces. The turret with three guns was removed in 1968...more
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Reviewed 27 June 2018

This half day visit from Bergen is a must see for anyone interested in the Atlantic Wall and Nazi occupation of Norway. This fortress and bunker complex remained relatively unknown because the land was restricted and still in military use until 2003. The Nazis established...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank KarenJim76
Reviewed 21 November 2017

If you are interested in WW2 and have a spare day, this is a must for you. Ca. one hour away from the center of Bergen, this improtant bunker complex during the war is possible to visit. There is a restaurant aswell located at the...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank JanSmithSchneider
VigleikM, Daglig leder at Fjell Fortress Museum Vest, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2017

Thank you for taking your time reviewing our museum. In addition to the cavernous interior and the many bunkers you can visit outdoors all year round, we also offer guided tours of the main complex every Sunday throughout the year. Should you ever come visit...More

Reviewed 2 August 2017

We took the bus, using the Bergen Card, from Bergen and had visited Telavag earlier in the day. The bus dropped us at the foot of the climb up to the fortress. It is a remarkable place oozing history. To be able to walk through...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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VigleikM, Daglig leder at Fjell Fortress Museum Vest, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

Hi and thanks for taking the time reviewing us. The fortress is one of the best preserved structures from WW2 in Norway. Originally built as a part of the so called Atlantic Wall, it also served as the main fortification guarding the harbour of Bergen....More

Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

We went to the fortress which was a German fort during WW2. When we got there we were only able to explore a small part of the fort because tours of the rest were only offered on Sundays. Would have liked to see much more...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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VigleikM, Daglig leder at Fjell Fortress Museum Vest, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2017

Thank you for taking the time reviwing us. We hope you will make the time to visit us again and have a chance to see the rest of the interior. Fjell fortress was built between 1942 and 1945 and remains to this day one of...More

Reviewed 17 June 2017

Climbing up to the fortress was excitement enough! If you follow the recommended route from Bergen (450 bus) you will find 2 routes - one involves a trek up the mountain which is an adventure but allows from some beautiful scenery! This route will also...More

Date of experience: June 2017
3  Thank SiobhanR152
VigleikM, Daglig leder at Fjell Fortress Museum Vest, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2017

Hi and thank you for reviewing Fjell fortress. Fjell fortress is a listed site. Mainly because it has remained undisturbed since the end of WW2. As you point out most of the bunkers are open to the public, although we always advise caution when entering...More

Reviewed 17 April 2017

What a construction! The site is very well preserved and uncompromised by nearby developments, the views are stunning and it is not a gloomy depressing site despite its WW2 origin

Date of experience: July 2016
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VigleikM, Daglig leder at Fjell Fortress Museum Vest, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2017

Thank you for reviewing Fjell fortress. We hope you enjoyed your visit. All the best, Vigleik R Mathisen

Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

This is an underground fortress built into the mountainside. The nearest village is Fjell. It was built by prisoners of war in the Second World War under the direction of the occupying force of Germany. Its gun could fire to a distance of 38km; but...More

Date of experience: January 2017
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VigleikM, Daglig leder at Fjell Fortress Museum Vest, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2017

Thank you for taking the time reviewing Fjell fortress. We greatly appreciate your thorough and honest review. As your correctly observe, in addition to being av WW2 site, we also serve our local public as a cafe were many hikers stop and enjoy a hot...More

Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Lovely building very close to the city. 10 minutes walking. It's November so closed inside but walked around the grounds. Stunning views

Date of experience: November 2016
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VigleikM, Daglig leder at Fjell Fortress Museum Vest, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2017

Thank you for reviewing our site. We have somewhat restricted opening hours during the winter, but we are always open during the weekends. We hope you have the time to visit us again. All the best, Vigleik R Mathisen

Reviewed 25 August 2015

The site is enormous (leave plenty of time to explore properly, in addition to the 10-15min gentle walk up the bitumen road to the entrance - I didn't see any cars). I too was able to organise a tour of this amazing site on a...More

Date of experience: August 2015
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VigleikM, Daglig leder at Fjell Fortress Museum Vest, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2016

I would like to thank you for lenghty and thorough review of our site. We all try to give every visitor an excellent experience. And it is always a true joy to read when our guests are so happy to have visited our fascinating WW2...More

Reviewed 3 August 2015

We hoped for a quiet afternoon with our 6-year-old on his bike. The place is indeed both interesting and pretty. But that was of no help. We spent the whole afternoon watching out for cars on the narrow road. Some seem to be training for...More

Date of experience: August 2015
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VigleikM, Daglig leder at Fjell Fortress Museum Vest, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2016

Thank you for reaching out to us, taking the time to write about your experience. We have unfortunately experienced the situation you described a few times. The road is open to traffic, and we are continually working to make drivers aware of our guests along...More

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jeanettical
13 April 2018|
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Response from JanSmithSchneider | Reviewed this property |
Hei Jeanett, uff, the place fjellfestning ist out on the island sotra... its quite difficult to get there and get back... and from the busstop you still have to walk up the entire hill of the fortress.. there is a big... More
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6 April 2018|
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Yes of course there are guides here :)
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rodc656
15 March 2018|
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Response from JanSmithSchneider | Reviewed this property |
Hei Rod, are you military interested...? Fjellfestning would be great experience then for you... else you can do day trips in the nature, fjords... more adventures like biking, riding etc...
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