Small bunker at Framneslia, Narvik, with view of the harbor area. Photo: Chris Petrich

Small bunker with iron ore ship waiting in Narvik harbor.

About

The WW2 bunker map at https://narvik-bunkers.no/ shows the location of relicts of defense-related structures built around 1939-1945 in the region around Narvik, Norway: bunkers, tunnels, battle stations, barraks. Almost all of them were built by German forces and were part of the Atlantic Wall, the defense of the iron ore port city of Narvik, Festung Narvik, or defense of infrastructure at Bogen or Skjomen. For the purpose of this page the region around Narvik is anything east of Lødingen, i.e. essentially the area of the Artilleriegruppe Narvik HKAA III/973, comprising HKB 31/973 Evenestangen, HKB 32/973 Tjelneset, HKB 33/973 Öyjordneset, HKB 34/973 Rombakken, HKB 35/973 Saltvikneset, HKB 36/973 (MKB 3/511) Framnes, HKB 37/973 Ramnes, and MKB 2/516 Ramstad, and also MKB 6/516 Korshamn/Porsøy which belonged to Artilleriegruppe Ofotfjord. While the map is quite incomplete, it gives already a general idea of the type of installations and their locations.

Author: Chris Petrich, 13 May 2021

I live in Narvik and put this web site together as a first attempt to making sense of the ruins around me. My vision would be something like the trail guide of Evenestangen.

See also my opinionated summary of what I found.

Sources

Sources are own observations and photos unless otherwise noted, i.e. there is no authoritive information on this site. Coordinates were determined during site visits and refined with reference to a map whenever possible (e.g., atlas.nve.no). There is still a lot missing, and some features have nothing to do with WW2. A file containing all coordinates is availabe at https://narvik-bunkers.no/narvik-bunkers.gpx.

How did I find what I found? (a) games (Ingress, Geocaching), (b) forum posts (kystfort.com), (c) go to places on a hunch, (d) looking at maps (norgeskart.no, hoydedata.no, norgeibilder.no), (e) tips. Much appreciate the specific pointers of Ingeborg Sandvik and Megan O’Sadnick, and input from kystfort forum members Vevang and Natter.

Warning

Note that features on the map may not be publicly accessible or may be unsafe to access.

Contributing

Information of general nature is probably best shared on the Kystfort forum. Feedback on this map specifically or contributions are appreciated through the GitHub Issue tracker or by email (narvik.bunkers@gmail.com).

License

Data and photos on the site are provided under the CC BY 4.0 license. This means:

if you redistribute material from this site you must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use. No warranties are given. The license may not give you all of the permissions necessary for your intended use. For example, other rights such as publicity, privacy, or moral rights may limit how you use the material.

Further Reading

Acknowledgement of Free Stuff

This web site is hosted by GitHub Pages. The framework generating the map is leaflet.js, the map tiles are provided by Kartverket, the i-icon leading to this page is from Font Awesome. The layout of this page is generated by Jekyll.