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Femörefortet 2020
Femörefortet 2020 | Photo: Stefanie Schlosser
Mini-Map of Sweden with marker at Oxelösunds Kommun

Femörefortet

Coastal artillery bunker near Oxelösund

Femörefortet, which means Femöre Fortress, is a former fortification at the southern tip of the Femöre peninsula, located about 3 kilometres south of Oxelösund.

The coastal artillery bunker was built in 1966 during the Cold War and was top secret for many years. The facility was blasted deep into the rock at the time in order to be able to withstand attacks with nuclear weapons. It was one of a total of 30 similar fortresses along the Baltic coast built in the 1960s and 1970s. A total of 70 soldiers were needed to operate Femörefortet.

Femörefortet becomes a museum

In 1998, the Swedish armed forces left the fortress, which was converted into a museum and opened to the public in 2003. Today, you can see the 2,300-square-metre facility with your own eyes and take a look at the command centre, the sleeping quarters, the three cannons and many other rooms. A visit will give you a sense of what life in the fortress must have been like for the soldiers.

A tunnel system over 450 metres long connects the different areas of Femörefortet with each other. A one hour guided tour of the fortress is the only way to enter it. The tour is rounded off by an exhibition on the role of the fortress during the Cold War. In a small museum shop you can also find souvenirs and books on the subject.

If you don't fancy narrow rooms and corridors underground, you can also roam the site above ground on various hiking trails. Femörefortet is located in the middle of the impressive nature reserve Femöre Naturreservat. You may recognise some of the nature spots, as the peninsula with the fortress and the nearby lighthouse keeper's house has been used as a filming location for the well-known Inga Lindström films since 2009.

Femörefortet: Opening hours & admission

Open today: 11:00 – 14:30

Opening hours

14. May – 19. June
Saturday – Sunday: 11:00 – 14:30
29. June – 14. August
Monday – Sunday: 11:00 – 15:00
20. August – 9. October
Saturday – Sunday: 11:00 – 14:30


Admission

All year
Regular price: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
100 SEK
Children (0–7): . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
0 SEK
Children (8–15): . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
35 SEK

Last update: 06/2022 | Errors and omissions excepted.

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