Fjell Fortress

Fjell, Norway

Fjell fortress was built by the German occupation forces during the Second World War. The construction works were commenced late summer 1942, and completed so far that they could fire the main gun for the first time as early as in June–July 1943. The fort was a significant link in the coastal defence of Norway.

The main gun was also to a certain extent employed in the interception of foreign aircraft raids against Bergen.The fortress has areas over and under the ground, with a network of tunnels two miles long on the surface and in the mountains.

The fortress area is today the property of the Norwegian Armed Forces, while Sotra og Øygarden Forsvarsforening (Sotra and Øygarden Defence Association) are responsible for conducting the preservation and maintenance.

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Founded: 1942
Category: Castles and fortifications in Norway

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Paul Armistead (14 months ago)
A very thought provoking piece of history, in this harsh mountain environment. A great experience.
Tom Tom (14 months ago)
Nice landscape and view For those who like bunkers and old WWII ruins. Better go on sundays to see the tunnels with a guide (it is only possible on sundays) Without a guide you could only walk and discover all the hidden bunkers in the hills and the trenches but not go inside. Anyways nice place.
Jürg Thomann (15 months ago)
The remains of one of those insane WWll military installations by the Germans. They view up there is great, though. Although I doubt they built that thing for the view in the first place.
Peter Short (15 months ago)
Nice trails to walk up here, beautiful view and a cafe, nothing more one could wish for!
Thomas B. Myers (16 months ago)
Amazing history of ww2 German gun and tunnel complex. Well presented and informative. Go on Sunday for a more complex tour of the tunnels, and make sure to walk through the anti-aircraft guns on the path... Highlight of the area if you are a history buff for sure.
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