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Finsvik 113 | Finsvik 113, Harnosand, Harnosand Municipality 871 45, Sweden
+46 611 690 02
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Did not go underground, but it still is an interesting piece of Cold war history

Spread out bunkers in the woods with canons and interesting old equipment buried and attached to... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2017
Squeekie
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Santa Clara, California
Really interesting!

Great site to get a feeling for the cold war and the preparations for a big conflict. Easy to walk... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2016
PinballCowboy
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London, United Kingdom
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Finsvik 113 | Finsvik 113, Harnosand, Harnosand Municipality 871 45, Sweden
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Reviewed 27 August 2017

Spread out bunkers in the woods with canons and interesting old equipment buried and attached to the rock. Lots of tools for war spread out along the path to the restaurant. Intersting to see it up close like that. Excellent views over the east and...More

Thank Squeekie
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Great site to get a feeling for the cold war and the preparations for a big conflict. Easy to walk around, good facilities.

Thank PinballCowboy
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

A well preserved military installation, closed in the 90s after the end of the Cold War. If you like military hardware and history the guided tour is very interesting. The view outside is spectacular (the cannons could fire at ships 30 kilometers away, beyond the...More

Thank Lars W
Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

A fascinating place from another time... It is not often you can walk about in history like this! This place deep inside a mountain gives you a very vivid picture of what it was like to be a soldier with the task of defending the...More

Thank Nilsdotter
Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

This is a very interesting piece of the Swedish history. A military underground fort that was in use until the 80s. We took the guided tour, and had an excellent guide, very knowledgable and funny. After the tour which lasts about 1,5 hour take the...More

Thank Ninnanorr
Reviewed 21 July 2015

This was a secret cold war site that is now fully open to the public. Above ground there is a great range of military equipment on display and from the cliff tops, the views from cannon placements outstanding. Not easy to find but if you...More

2  Thank Emanpee
Reviewed 8 July 2015

The fortress Hemsö Fästning have the last years been transfomed to be a site to visit. The Defence Forces have moved out, and the island Hemsön is now available and possible to show to everyone. The fortress was built in the 50th as a barrier...More

1  Thank BengtW
Reviewed 3 December 2014

This relic of the cold war is mostly underground and full of technology from the 50's and 60's. Many conscripts spent large periods of their military service living in these caverns hewn out of the mountain and proof against most nuclear weapons. It's surprisingly extensive...More

1  Thank Keith B
Reviewed 4 August 2014

This place is a must see for anyone into military, history, urban exploration or combinations of those things. It's a bit of a detour, but well worth the travel time.

Thank SirTrollALot
Reviewed 20 August 2013

Looking for something to do around Harnosand? Hemsö Fästning is a very interesting and unusual site. It is a fully reconstructed military post that was developed in the 1950's as a cold war deterrent to attack from the east. I rode a bike from Harnosand....More

4  Thank Tim R
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