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Hegra Fortress is a small mountain fortress in the village of Hegra in the municipality of Stjørdal in Nord-Trøndelag county, Norway. Originally known as Ingstadkleiven Fort, it was built between 1908 - 1910 as a border fort as a defence against the perceived threat of a Swedish invasion.BackgroundThe intent behind Ingstadkleiva Fort was to block Swedish advances into Central Norway, as had happened repeatedly during the Swedish-Norwegian conflicts in the preceding centuries, for example the Hannibal War, Northern Wars, and Great Northern War. After the 1905 dissolution of the union between Norway and Sweden, the Norwegian military harboured continued fears of a Swedish invasion to retake Norway.As a successful attack into the centre of the country could split it in half, the Norwegian general staff in February 1906 suggested the construction of a blocking fort in the Stjørdalen valley. Ingstadkleiva was early on pointed out as a good location to block an advance from the east. Already in March that year the Minister of Defence, commanding general, and chief of the Fortress Artillery surveyed the site and agreed to the plan. In a closed meeting on 26 April 1906, the Norwegian Parliament authorized the construction of Ingstadkleiva Fort, but no funds were allocated until 12 July 1907. In May 1908, the work began on the road up to the construction site and by January 1910 the fort was ready for use.By using our Stjordal itinerary maker, you can arrange your visit to Hegra Festning and other attractions in Stjordal.
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Her er det mye artig for nysgjerrige barn. Tunneler, bratte trapper, litt skumle steder og ikke minst en fascinerende historie. more »Here it is a lot of fun for curious children. Tunnels, steep stairs, a little creepy places and not least a fascinating story.
Hegra festning må bare oppleves...mye historie ...Dei mange underjordiske gangene...og hvordan en kan tenke seg hvordan det var å leve der i krigstid. ..må bare oppleves... more »Hegra fortress just have to be experienced ... a lot of history ... Dei many underground times ... and how one can imagine what it was like to live there in time of war. .. just have to be experienced ...
Stjørdalens forsvar mot Svenskene som ble den festningen i Norge som holdt stand lengst mot de tyske okkupasjonsstyrkene under 2. verdenskrig. Visste du forresten at skytekartene for festningen ble ut... more »Stjørdalens defence against the Swedes which was the fortress in Norway that held the longest against the German occupation forces under 2. World War II. Did you know by the way that shoot the maps for the fortress was designed by a Major who later during the war would get a different role? Vidkun Quistling. Well preserved as a Memorial and a worthy setting for those who gave everything to defend what they had cherished.
I liked looking round the old Fort and some of the views are good. May not be everyone's cup of tea.
A lot of guns, trenches and tunnels - free to visit. Also a cafeteria and a very nice view. Even my wife found the site exiting :-)
John Ingemunn BjørsvikFlorr fortifications that are well preserved.
Chris A.F.H.Very narrow way and obsolete facilities
Murt LundgrenA very interesting site.
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