Aurora Spirit Distilleri is built on an old coastal fort, and was used during World War II and the Cold war. In one of the fort`s bunkers there is a small exhibition of Jan Baalsrud and the history of the coastal fort. You can stay in Aurora Spirits Fjord cabins overnight with beautiful views over the Kåfjord Alps and the Lyngenfjord.
Furuflaten i a 30 minute driive from Aurora Spirit Distilleri, and here you can visit the small Jan Baalsrud exhibition. On site there is a copy of Hotel Savoy, which was used during the recording of the movie the 12th man (Den 12. mann). The museum exhibits Jan Baalsruds skiis and the rudder to MK Bratholm.
On the other side of the Lyngenfjord you find Hotel Savoy and the Gentlemen.path you follow to reach the Gentleman-rock at the top of the mountain. Jan Baalsrud hid under the Gentleman-rock several days while he was waiting for local helpers to bring him to Sweden. Hotel Savoy is situated in Kåfjord municipality, and when you cross the municipal boundary to Kåfjord you will find Hotel Savoy by the fjord to the left. There are no signs marking Hotel Savoy, but you can find it on google maps.
Continue towards Alta until you reach the small village of Manndalen. In Manndalen you can visit both the Baalsrud cave, and Jan Baalsruds burial site. The Baalsrud cave is situated deep in the Manndalen valley, and there is a merked path with information on the way. You will find Jan Baalsruds burial site in Manndalen cemetery.
If you want to combine your visit in northern Norway with a visit to Finland, we recommend a drive to Kilpisjarvi and to Keinovuopio on the boarder between Finland and Sweden where Jan Baalsruds journey ended during WW2.
If you are going to Tromsø, you can see the Bratholm monument and travel to the Toftefjord on Rebbenes island.
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