Tip 1! The tour “Bodens Fästnings Hemliga Platser” (“Secret Places of Boden Fortress”) begins at the tourist office in the city centre. The journey will take you to the Northern Front where you will get to see the radio bunker, the Leåker Battery, the Balloon Hall and other exciting places that have played an important part throughout the history of the fortress.
Tip 2! Cycle up to the Rödberget Fort and enjoy an experience for all the senses.
Tip 3! Would you like a challenge? Go on a Boden-style Seven Summits, climb a different fort every day. Guaranteed to get you into shape and leave you with memories of many beautiful sights.
Open to the public
The last cannon was symbolically fired from the Boden Fortress in 1997. On Swedish National Day in 2000, the Rödberget Fort was officially opened to visitors and over the years, many colourful life stories have been collected here. The Rödberget Fort is operated by the company, Fästningsguiden (the Fortress Guide) whose proprietor Sally Sundbom used to work for the Armed Forces in Boden. Together with a staff of about 20 people during high season, when the fortress is visited by thousands of people, she now helps to preserve the cultural, military history of Boden.
– When we took over the Rödberget Fort, everything was intact. Over the years, we have refitted the place with old original interiors that have been donated to us, restoring the fort to its original condition, explains Sally. Today, she organises events at the Rödberget Fort all year round with dinners, conferences and guided tours. The long tables are set with white cloths, candelabra – and bullet casings, for those who want a military flair to their event.
– We have had large events where we have set tables out in the dry moat, says Sally Sundbom.