ETR // Stage 5 // Narvik - Lødingen

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  • Narvik - Lødingen

  • Radius 100 km
  • 161 km


  • Narvik War Museum
  • War Historical Landscape
  • Tjeldsund Bridge
  • Eye in Stone
  • Artscape Nordland
  • Norwegian Telecom Museum
  • Pilotage Service Museum
  • Rotvær Lighthouse
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War Historical Landscape

War Historical Landscape is a project initiated by Norwegian Army Force Command to commemorate the missions and dramatic battles that took place in the areas around Narvik, and the soldiers who participated in the Second World War during two months in the spring of 1940.

One of the memorials (main image above) is located on the site where the first strike back against the German forces during the second world war took place by Norwegian forces led by General Fleischer.

War Historical Landscape is a series of monuments placed on the route between Narvik and Bardufoss. The six monuments and information boards are erected on sites being viewpoints for arenas where particularly hard combat between the Norwegian / allied forces and nazi-Germany took place: Skjomnes, Bjørnfjell, Bjerkvik (Herjangen), Øse, Lapphaugen and Bardufoss.

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Installations for Reconciliation

The War History Sites project contributes to a generally increased knowledge of this region’s part in the Norwegian war history, and also to the important role the 6th Division played during and after WW II. The memorials also symbolize allied unity during the battle of Narvik, and in the spirit of reconciliation, being an honour to all those soldiers who participated.

The purpose of the installations is to present important facts of the Norwegian war history, to recognize and honor the veterans, the different departments, both Norwegian and allied - in a dignified way. The ambition is that the presentation is experienced as a reconciliation between the combatants.

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Crossing Borders and Bridges

The road along Ofotfjord between Narvik and Lødingen takes you back across the border between Nordland and Troms & Finnmark counties.

Riding along the Tjeldsund strait between the mainland and the island of Hinnøya, you eventually cross the spectacular Tjeldsundbrua (Tjeldsund Suspension Bridge) in Evenskjer gives you a spectacular opportunity to orientate yourself amidst the breathtaking topography of the region.

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Eye in Stone

Lødingen in Nordland is located on the southeastern corner of the island of Hinnøya, and part of the traditional district of Ofoten.

While in the area, you should check out the famous Eye in Stone (Øye i Stein) part of Artscape Nordland (Skulpturlandskap Nordland), as well as the Norwegian Telecom Museum, the Pilotage Service Museum and the Rotvær Lighthouse, before you get the ferry across to Bognes.

Rotvær lighthouse sits at the east end of the island of Fugløya about 6 kilometres south of the village of Lødingen, lighting safe passage through the dangerous reef at the entrance to Ofotfjorden.

Skulpturlandskap Nordland

Artscape Nordland (Skulpturlandskap Nordland) is an international art project that aims to bring art to people where they live, art museums being few and far apart in the sparsely populated county of Nordland. The project currently includes 33 sculptures by 33 artists from 18 different countries placed in 32 municipalities in Nordland, and one in Troms.

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Pilotage Service Museum

Piloting or pilotage is the process of navigating on water or in the air using fixed points of reference on the sea or on land, usually with reference to a nautical chart or aeronautical chart to obtain a fix of the position of the vessel or aircraft with respect to a desired course or location. Horizontal fixes of position from known reference points may be obtained by sight or by radar. Vertical position may be obtained by depth sounder to determine depth of the water body below a vessel or by altimeter to determine an aircraft's altitude, from which its distance above the ground can be deduced. Piloting a vessel is usually practiced close to shore or on inland waterways. Pilotage of an aircraft is practiced under visual meteorological conditions for flight.

You can really appreciate the difficulty and intricacy of these undertakings at the Pilotage Service Museum - especially considering the harsh arctic conditions these ilots and sea captains have to navigate through.

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