Øvre Jernvann

On July 18, 1942, 287 Yugoslavs were murdered at the Beisfjord camp, about ten kilometres southeast of Narvik. The killings had been preceded by the Germans suspecting a typhoid epidemic among the prisoners. The remaining 588 Yugoslavs were sent about thirty kilometres north to a harsh and vast place at lake called Ovre Jernvann, barely ten kilometres from the Swedish border There, the prisoners had to build primitive barracks using the stones found on the ground. Beside building the camp, the prisoners were used as slave workers in road construction. During the five weeks the camp existed, 242 prisoners died, 168 of them had been executed while the others died of diseases. The prisoners who were still alive were sent back to Beisfjord at the end of August, 1942.

Current status: Monument (2017).

Location: 68°30'36,31" N, 17°56'31,76" E

Get there: Car.

My comment:

If you ignore the history of the site, it is a beautiful site surrounded by mountains, lakes and streams. Regarding the camp there are several ruins left of the stone barracks that were built. There is a main monument, and beside this, there is also a smaller memorial plaque at the execution site where 168 Yugoslavs were shot. 

Follow up in books: Moore, Bob, Fedorowich, Kent: Prisoners of War and Their Captors in World War II (1996).