About ten kilometres west of Grums, Värmland, is a small mill community called Borgvik, where in 1940 the construction of a defense redoubt began. Purpose of this redoubt was to constitute a third and last line of defense against a possible German attack from the west. The redoubt consisted of tank obstacles, about 150 rifle nests, machine gun nests and two anti-tank nests.

Current status: Partly preserved/demolished (2014).

Address: Gamla landsvägen 6, 664 95 Borgvik.

Get there: Car.

My comment:

There is a prepared forest trail of about one kilometer where you can walk along tank obstacles and rifle nests, but these are difficult to enter. However, there is at the mill, just over a kilometer from the trail, an observation bunker and a machine gun bunker can be entered. Private tours can also be arranged if Borgvik’s local association is contacted in advance.

Follow up in books: Gilmour, John: Sweden, the Swastika and Stalin - The Swedish Experience in the Second World War (2011).