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The Adolf Gun sightseeing

By ArctiConcepts

Tour available from: June - August

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Book with ArctiConcepts and take a historic tour of one of the biggest battleship cannons ever deployed on land in Europe during the Second World War!

Massive as ever stands a mammoth naval gun amidst crumbling terrain on a hill in Harstad. With a stunning view across the sea, the peninsula just 3km away from Harstad city centre presents you with the view of the islands of Senja, Andøya, and Grytøya. This also gives the Adolf cannon the ability to fire at sailing routes in all directions. Unused since 1957, the Adolf gun, a World War II giant surviving in Harstad in the 21st-century, carries a range of up to 56 kilometres and a barrel wide enough to fit an adult. Out of the 4 batteries at Trondenes Fortress, only Adolf Gun has been conserved in a maintained and working order.

Sightseeing at the “Adolfkanonen” is an absolute must for history buffs. After meeting at Trondenes, the guide will take you sightseeing around the basement of the gun, home to a small museum displaying shell casings and an array of instruments dating back to the Second World War, preserved in excellent conditions to remind coming generations of the horrors of war. You will then be taken up to the turret to view the massive firing mechanism itself. The cannon is living proof of German quality design, built with a “bigger the better” mentality with impressive engineering.

As a part of this historic tour, you will also visit the 21-meter long barrel. Kindly note that since the gun is located on a Norwegian Naval base, photography on the transit through the area is prohibited. Pictures can only be taken in and around the gun.

  • The Adolfkanonen was the most powerful cannon along the Atlantic Wall!
  • It is the only cannon that is still intact and open for visitors.
  • ArctiConcepts conducts tours between June 10th and August 31st.
  • Guided tours are in Norwegian unless stated otherwise.

If you are above 16 years, you are required to bring along a valid ID proof (such as a passport) for registration. Meetup point is at the parkinglot by "Festningsveien".

  • Entrance and guide, tour lasts for about 2 hours
  • You are eligible to receive a full refund of the booking amount if you cancel your reservation at least 24 hours before the scheduled start time.

Additional Information

This tour requires minimum 6 participants. You will be contacted if there is a risk for cancellation.

Entering the army camp is only possible by car / motorcycle.

Meeting Point

Festningsveien, 9404 Harstad, Norway
Please drive to Trondenes and then follow the sign Adolf kanonen. There is a big parking to the left and a sign and picture of Adolf Gun. Your guide awaits you there.