Aurora Spirit Distillery is built at an old coastal fort, which was used during World War II and the Cold War. One of the fort's bunkers houses a small exhibition about Jan Baalsrud and the history of the coastal fort. You can stay overnight at Aurora Spirits Fjord cabins and enjoy beautiful views of the Kåfjord Alps and the Lyngenfjord.
Furuflaten is a 30-minute drive from Aurora Spirit Distillery. You can visit the small Jan Baalsrud exhibition here, which features a copy of the Hotel Savoy that was used during the filming of The 12th Man. Exhibits include Jan Baalsrud’s skis and the rudder of MK Bratholm.
The exhibition at Furuflaten does not have regular opening hours. Please contact Kjellaug Grønvoll (tel. +47 957 34 949) to arrange a guided tour.
On the other side of the Lyngenfjord, you will find the Hotel Savoy and the Gentleman Path that you follow to reach the Gentleman rock at the top of the mountain. Jan Baalsrud hid under the Gentleman rock for several days while he was waiting for local helpers to bring him to Sweden. Hotel Savoy is situated in Kåfjord municipality. When you cross the municipal boundary to Kåfjord, you will find the Hotel Savoy down by the fjord on your left-hand side. There are no signs marking Hotel Savoy, but you can find it on Google maps.
Continue in the direction of Alta until you reach the small village of Manndalen. In Manndalen, you can visit both the Baalsrud Cave and Jan Baalsrud’s burial site. The Baalsrud Cave is situated deep in the Manndalen valley, and there is a marked path with information on the way. You will find Jan Baalsrud’s burial site at Manndalen cemetery.
If you want to combine your visit in Northern Norway with a visit to Finland, we recommend driving to Kilpisjarvi and to Keinovuopio on the border between Finland and Sweden where Jan Baalsrud’s journey ended during World War II.
If you are travelling to Tromsø, you can see the Bratholm monument and travel to the Toftefjord on Rebbenes island.
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