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Vardoehus Fortress

Per Larssens Gate, Vardo 9950, Norway
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The old fortress

The good old place. There are a lot of old stuff and things. You can see not only Norwegian stuff... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Vitaliy S
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Almost otherworldly

A must see, This northernmost fortress on earth, well preserved from the 1700s, is still under... read more

Reviewed August 3, 2017
drengen
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Trondheim, Norway
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Per Larssens Gate, Vardo 9950, Norway
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The good old place. There are a lot of old stuff and things. You can see not only Norwegian stuff but Nazi's weapons and uniforms from WW2.

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Reviewed August 3, 2017 via mobile

A must see, This northernmost fortress on earth, well preserved from the 1700s, is still under command. And, in stark contrast to the NATO Globus-2 surveillance radar situated just a kilometre away.

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Reviewed August 3, 2017

I have visited this great fortress twice now whilst on Hurtigruten tours and each time we have had about 10 minutes in the semi-dark. Fortunately it is well signposted (behind a residential estate) and certainly it is worth the race to get there and back...More

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Reviewed July 31, 2017

Constructed in 1738, this is the world's northernmost and Norway's oldest active fortress. We visited on a cold and foggy afternoon, so did not explore it thoroughly.

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Reviewed July 25, 2017

Vardo is a port where the Hurtigruten coastal ships calls in. It is the easternmost town in Norway. During the ship's short stay in this town, we decided to take a short 10 minute walk to the Vardohus - the northern most "star fortress" in...More

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Reviewed July 8, 2017

This is a nice little fortress. Enter through the main gate and there is a small ticket office on the right. Cost is 50 NOK to enter. Noticed a fair few people didn't pay when entering and this isn't policed. It is a honesty system....More

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Reviewed May 2, 2017

Touring the fortress is quick as it is very small, but informative of Vardo's history. Also good views to the sea.

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Reviewed November 2, 2016

We dropped in here on a North Cape cruise, the Fort is just a 10 minute walk from the jetty. You can walk around the walls for a good view of the town and the various barracks and outbuildings trace the history of the fort...More

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Reviewed July 14, 2016

This fortress has a long interesting history. It is a small, star-shaped fort that was rebuilt in the early 1800s. The Commander's House was closed but we were able to visit some of the other buildings. It was especially interesting to see pictures of Vardo...More

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Reviewed July 10, 2016

The most northern fortress in Europe, but very small. The gunnery looks very old and rust is overpainted. The center square is quite narrow. On the information plate before the entrance, evrything looked far more bigger.

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