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The old fortress at an outpost in Norway

The old fortress at an outpost in Norway. Very well kept fortress farthest east of Norway. Just a... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Moss Municipality, Norway
Mostly outside (need dry day) .

A must see place very interesting some of the buildings were open, no staff. Plenty to read on... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Paul H
Southampton, United Kingdom
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Per Larssens Gate, Vardo 9950, Norway
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The old fortress at an outpost in Norway. Very well kept fortress farthest east of Norway. Just a few hundred meters into the sea lies Norway's easternmost point. The star-shaped fortress is very well preserved. This is a place that must be visited when one...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A must see place very interesting some of the buildings were open, no staff. Plenty to read on notices, small box for donations toward upkeep as it is a charity concern .# History in a nutshell . well preseved, covers history from 1700 up to...More

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 18 May 2018

A small and charming fortress from the middle ages of strategic importance. Today mostly interesting as a museum piece and a symbol of sovereignty in the border region. Some interesting displays of old things.

Thank ragnarotterstad
Reviewed 5 April 2018 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.

Thank Vitaliy S
Reviewed 3 August 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.

Thank drengen
Reviewed 3 August 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

Thank reviewer23_12
Reviewed 31 July 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.

Thank tarjak4
Reviewed 25 July 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

Thank Indy215
Reviewed 8 July 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

Thank Met812
Reviewed 2 May 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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