Family walk in underground bunkers
On this family walk you will be equipped with flashlights and led into bunkers built and heavily guarded by the Nazis during the war. During a two and a half-kilometre walk in hilly terrain we will visit underground constructions with narrow cannon and machine gun positions, dark ammunition storages, moist trenches, and maze-like tunnel constructions. This guided walk takes place on trails along the Ofoten fjord, where five nations met in the Battle of Narvik in 1940. Our experienced guide will give both kids and adults an understanding of why Norway was occupied during the war and why Narvik, a small town in the Arctic, was given such an important role in the world history.
This walk fits everyone and is particularly suited for families with kids in the ages 8–14. The walk includes guiding, surprises for the kids and a souvenir from the walk. In the narrowest and darkest trenches, secrets are hidden that only the brave may expose.
Period: Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from June 20 to August 13 2023.
Time: Weekdays 5 pm - 7:30 pm (meeting at 4:45 pm) - Saturdays and Sundays 12 noon - 2:30pm (meeting at 11:45am)
Duration About 2,5 hours
Price: Children (0-4) Free/ Children (5-16) NOK 340/ Adult NOK 340
Included in the price: Guided tour of the bunkers, surprise for the kids, a souvenir from the tour and the use of a flashlight (returned at the end of the tour)
Meetingplace: Vassvikkaia i Narvik (68°26'45.4"N 17°25'23.7"E). Tuesdays: Please meet at 4:45 pm, the tour starts at 5:00 pm. Saturdays and Sundays: Please meet at 11:45am, the tour starts at 12 noon. We end the tour about 15 min walk from where we started.
Requirements: Participants MUST wear good shoes and appropriate clothing according to the weather. We recommend wearing long pants as there is a lot of vegetation on the trail and around the bunkers. The terrain in and around the bunkers is rough. The trail in between is fairly smooth, but hilly. When it rains the trail and the bunkers may be slippery. Some of the bunkers are narrow, humid and dark. Guests are welcome to bring food and drinks. The tour ends at a shelter/ natural playground where there is opportunity to snack or make a BBQ. Food and drinks are not included.
Latest booking: At midnight the day before