Årøybukt coastal fort
The Årøybukt coastal fort is located approx. 12 km north of Lyngseidet. The coastal fort was built during the Second World War and forms part of the Lyngen Line, which aimed to stop anyone who entered Norway. After the war, the Norwegian Armed Forces took over the coastal fort. A lot has been invested here in underground passages and tunnels.
Click here to book a guided tour of the old NATO bunker.
Årøya is the only island in the Lyngenfjord and has probably been inhabited or visited since the Iron Age. The ruins on the island bear witness to several centuries of farming, trade, and defence activities.
The island was bought by the Armed Forces in the 1950s and a traffic ban for civilians remained in place on the entire island until 1 July 2006. Read more about Årøya: https://nordligefolk.no/aroya-aroyholmen/ (in Norwegian only)