Vardoehus Fortress
Vardoehus Fortress
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Dan T
London, UK64 contributions
Oct 2023 • Friends
Visited here on our brief stop in Vardø. It was an interesting, albeit brief, look into a fortress that holds a surprising amount of history.

If you’re interested in learning about the history of Finnmark from early fur and fishing trades/ border disputes right up to the Second World War and the modern day it’s well worth popping in- it’s a short visit but given most visitors will have a small amount of time before they set sail again the time you’ll spend here is just right.
Written October 18, 2023
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Dena p
Tonsberg, Norway35 contributions
May 2022
Just that you can enter such a fabulous site and pay with VIPPS is great. The day was beautiful and the site is full of memories. There was a building in a Danish style and then other building more typical Norsk. All old. Something that luckily was not bombed in WWII
Written May 14, 2022
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Colin582
Melbourne263 contributions
Oct 2019
It's a 18th century fort. It's in the far North of Norway. Most of the info is in Norwegian but there is an English handout which gives enough info on the fort and it's history. A small fee for entry (via an honesty box). It's one of Vardo's big tourist sights but only worth it if you are in the town already.
Written October 5, 2019
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Conrad N
Whitstable, UK748 contributions
Aug 2019 • Couples
Travelling with the Hurtigruten ferry this is a recommended visit in the hour that you have on the island. It is about a 10mins walk either way so you only get about 40mins inside for the entrance fee. Worth a look and makes a break from the ship.
Written August 18, 2019
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Dave T
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK466 contributions
Feb 2016 • Couples
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 including guns, weapons, motorbikes and other military regalia.
Written November 2, 2016
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PeterReigate
Otley, UK424 contributions
Jun 2014 • Couples
Should be magic but falls flat. Only a hurried stop on the southbound Hurtigruten with barely time to walk to the fort. The 'guided tour' is simply being led to the gates. Very little information is forthcoming. A private visit is essential to absorb this important site.
Written July 2, 2014
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Piritta
Swakopmund, Namibia17 contributions
Jul 2023 • Couples
Very dull and unimpressive place. i was expecting a bit more. Our Sveaborg (Suomenlinna) is a huge and very interesting place compared to this. Not worth it visiting.
Written July 17, 2023
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Pim G
Rotterdam, The Netherlands846 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
We took a short walk to this fortress at the end of the day. It is small and surprisingly there are houses inside the walls, as well as a (closed) church. Convenient for a short visit and to have a walk.
Written December 22, 2019
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yandinazetland
Stonehaven, UK2,605 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
Maybe the most northerly fort in europe. I understand that the Royal Navy once bomabarded it during the Napoleonic Wars. Some great views - including the Radar Domes that monitor the Soviet Navy - plus some fine old cannons. A ten minute walk from the harbour and well worth a look.
Written April 25, 2019
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AP194R
Perth, Australia793 contributions
Mar 2019 • Friends
A quick visit to the Vardo fortress from an excursion from a Hurtigruten cruise . An interesting fort to work around and in and is still manned by a Sergeant and 2 privates .
Written March 24, 2019
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