Hemsö Fortress

Visitor attraction underground

When the Second World War was still raging and the threat from outside was at its highest, the decision was taken to build a top-secret fortress on Hemsö. The task of the facility was to defend the coast from enemy warships and secure transports along the Ångermanälven River. When the fortress was completed ten years later, it had more significance for the Cold War.

In 1987 operations came to an end at the fortress and after a while it was opened as an unusual and exciting tourist attraction. The kilometre-long passageways take you on a tour through living quarters, the sick bay, kitchens and mess rooms, and past a radar facility and a command centre.


  • WC
  • Café
  • Restaurant
  • Parking
  • Museum
  • Path