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Great maintained fortifications

Great maintained fortifications. Here you can get a good insight into how Norway wanted to defend... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2018
731ingeh
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Moss Municipality, Norway
The fortress of hegra

Spectacular views and an interesting part of the historic revew from the first days of ww2... read more

Reviewed 14 February 2017
geirzha
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Stjordal, Norway
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29 Aug 2018
“Great maintained fortifications”
2 Sep 2017
“Off the beaten track”
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Reviewed 29 August 2018

Great maintained fortifications. Here you can get a good insight into how Norway wanted to defend against attacks from the Swedes. It fought during the Second World War when attacks that time came from west and not east. The mountain halls are well maintained and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank 731ingeh
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Hegra Fortress is a small mountain fortress in the village of Hegra in the municipality of Stjørdal in Nord-Trøndelag county. It was built between 1908–1910 as a border fort as a defence against the perceived threat of a Swedish invasion. From 1934–1939, the deactivated fort...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Spectacular views and an interesting part of the historic revew from the first days of ww2. Welcoming staff at the restaurant serves traditional dishes of norwegian food. And prices are low.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank geirzha
Reviewed 29 January 2017

A nice visit to learn of the history of Norway and experience the cold weather atop the mountain. The site was not open for business at the time of my visit, at either time, but I was able to go around and look. The ride...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank SN32218
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

A very interesting place to visit. It's understandable why this is an important place for the Norwegians. Pros: impressive and gripping. Cons: there's very little information except the little map you can buy in the cafe. One can book a guided tour, which we didn't,...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed 18 March 2016

A secluded fortress, originally built to protect Norway against the Swedes around 1900-1995 became a local stronghold in April 1940. You can walk around in bunkers and trenches, visit the museum and cafeteria. Even the road up to the fortress is spectacular..

Date of experience: June 2015
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Reviewed 20 August 2015

I rode my bike up here on a nice sunny day and it was wonderful. The fortress and its history is very interesting.

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank AlfSt
Reviewed 6 August 2015 via mobile

I would have paid to enter this old fort / battle heritage site. While you have to understand Norwegian to read the history and posted signs, it is worth the drive and a great spot for families who like to explore. My 6 year old...More

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Mike B
Reviewed 21 July 2015 via mobile

The history of the place is very interesting, but for the kids too young for it the place offers a lot more. A walk to the Svartåsen battery is recommended.

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank taarhaug
Reviewed 20 October 2014

I wisited Hegra Festning at summer with my boyfriend, on our own. We found it very interesting. The views there are really amazing. It's definitely worth a visit if you're interested in war history. I will go back for a guided tour one day! I...More

Date of experience: July 2014
Thank Hege L
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