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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
via mobile
A beautiful, historic, view from atop the mountain

A nice visit to learn of the history of Norway and experience the cold weather atop the mountain... read more

Reviewed 29 January 2017
SN32218
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Jacksonville, Florida
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2 Sep 2017
“Off the beaten track”
13 Feb 2017
“The fortress of hegra”
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Hegra, Stjordal, Norway
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Reviewed 2 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

Thank Adele H
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.

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

Thank SN32218
Reviewed 12 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

1  Thank N_Jung
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..

Thank tcontour2015
Reviewed 19 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.

Thank AlfSt
Reviewed 5 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

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.

Thank taarhaug
Reviewed 19 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

Thank Hege L
Reviewed 8 July 2013

My wife and I visited Hegra Festning on our own, and found it very interesting. The place is well maintained and the views are amazing. It must have been quite a job to make all the caves in the rock a hundred years ago. It's...More

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