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Aroybukt NATO base Experience

Address: Årøybuktneset, 9060 Lyngseidet Date: Monday 13 nov 2017 - Monday 31 Dec 2018 Show map

Address: Årøybuktneset, 9060 Lyngseidet

During the Second World War, when the whole of Norway was occupied by the German army, the Wehrmacht recognized the strategic importance of the Lyngen Alps and fjord. They built several stations in the area in order to stop the russians, including Aroybukt.

During the cold war the base was of strategic importance in defending Norway from the mighty Soviet neighbour.
The Cold War was a state of political and military tension after World War II between powers in the Western Bloc (the United States, its NATO allies and others) and powers in the Eastern Bloc (the Soviet Union and its allies in the Warsaw Pact). Historians have not fully agreed on the dates, but 1947–1991 is common. It was termed as «cold» because there was no large-scale fighting directly between the two sides.
During the long Cold War, Norway, as a member of NATO and direct neighbor to the Soviet Union, was in a crucial and critical position. Unwilling to leave their country unprotected in case of a conflict, Generals and other officials decided to establish a formidable defense barrier, the Lyngen Line.
At the guided tour you will enter forbidden command rooms and learn about the scorched earth tactics, world war 2 in the arctic and cold war implications.

Practical information:
Tours run every day (M-S) at 12.00
Age limit: None
Difficulty: Easy
Requirements: None, warm clothes are recommended
Duration: 45 minutes
Price: 299 NOK per person.

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