Järämä Fortification Camp

Enontekiö, Finland

Järämä fortification camp was originally built by Germans during the Second World War (1942-1944). It’s part of a larger network of fortifications (also known as Sturmbock-Stellung to the Germans) to protect the harbours of the Arctic Ocean. Järämä camp is dug partly into the bedrock. No real battles were ever fought in this fortification camp.

Today there are renovated trenches, shooting points for machine guns and one anti-tank cannon firing point. In 1997 the museum was opened to exhibit life and events in Lapland during the war and after it. There’s also a café.

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Founded: 1942-1944 (Museum 1997)
Category: Museums in Finland
Historical period: Independency (Finland)

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TETRIX Portable Marketing (11 months ago)
The museum itself was closed when we visited. As I am very interested in military history, this place was utterly interesting. One very much feel the spirit of gone by days in the stone block trenches. There are also command posts and signs to guide you throw the history. One can imagine how the fortification ones was manned and perhaps get an understanding of the hardships of young soldiers. I will try to visit again when the museum is open.
Ryan Coombes (2 years ago)
Now I've been there twice and each time I find something different and fascinating
Korin L (3 years ago)
We didn't visit the museum as it was closed during Midsummer. Was quite surreal to be walking along the path, exploring the fortification area and bunkers (where there are wooden bunk beds used by soldiers, under the corrugated metal shelter). Surprisingly a large area with many ups and downs, some narrow pathways. Lots of rocks. Built in 1944 and still standing.
Robin Kinslayer (5 years ago)
Very impressive lesson of history up n the north west of Finland, especially for me as German it was very interesting to see how it looked like what happened here, what still is left ...
Jarno Salo (5 years ago)
It's okay, but it's a bit boring, especially on the outside. And 7 euros per person, eh. But if you're interested in war history, go for it!
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