About ten kilometers south of Oslo at Fiskevollen bay, the Germans began in the spring of 1944 to build a labor camp called Fiskevollen (sometimes Ljanskollen). The camp was completed in October and consisted of eight barracks, five for prisoners, one washing barrack, a kitchen barrack and a detention barrack. The camp were surrounded with barbed wire fences and watchtowers. It was mainly Norwegian prisoners who were imprisoned. Outside the prisoner camp there were four barracks for camp administration. Additional barracks were also built for Italian, Polish, French and Russian prisoners. But these were in a seperate camp outside the main camp. 

The main task of the prisoners was to build fuel plants. Conditions in the camp were mild compared to other camps. From the German side they allowed food and supplies to be brought into the camp from the outside. The camp existed until the end of the war in May 1945 and altogether there were about 500 – 600 prisoners in the camp. In June 1945, the Norwegian authorities took over the camp and detained about 90 women who was accused of being intimite with germans during the war. These were Norwegian women who had either a social or love relationship with Germans during the war. In October 1945 they were transferred to a camp on a island in the Oslo fjord called Head island.

Current status: Demolished with information board (2023).

Location: 59°50' 23.98" N 10°46' 38.29" E

Get there: Car.

My comment:

There is nothing left of the camp and only a small information board informs passers-by pedestrians and cyclists about this virtually unknown camp. But at the same time, a component of the great complex of camps established by the Germans in Europe during the Second World War.

Follow up in books: Kogon, Eugen: The Theory and Practice of Hell: The German Concentration Camps and the System Behind Them (2006).