Welcome to one of Sweden's largest military building projects of all times.
In 1901, the decision was taken to build Sweden's largest fortifications: Boden Fortress. The fortress consists of 1,200 different objects, and the powerful artillery forts create a girdle around the town. In total, Boden Fortress consists of five forts: Rödbergsfortet, Södra Ã…bergsfortet, Gammelängsfortet, Mjösjöfortet, and Degerbergsfortet. Nowadays you can visit Rödbergsfortet, which is authentically furnished.
In order to obtain a complete picture of Boden's Fortress and of the town's history of defence, we recommend a visit of the Museum of Defence ('Försvarsmuseum'), to then continue towards Rödbergsfortet for a guided tour (guided tours daily during summertime, by advance bookings during wintertime).
During summertime, the Fortress guide offers an exciting guided tour by bus: the BFHP ('Bodens Fästnings Hemliga Platser', a.k.a. the secret places of Boden Fortress).
If you want to discover Boden Fortress on your own, we recommend "Your Guide to the Fortress of Boden", on sale at the Tourist Office.