About thirty kilometres (bird’s way) west of Idre in northern Dalarna and well hidden in the forest about two kilometers from the border with Norway lies the Norwegian resistance hut Foxhole. This was a hut built by three Norwegians during June/July 1944 for couriers moving between Sweden and Norway on behalf of the Norwegian legation in Stockholm. Those who used the hut rarely stayed more than a few nights at most. The hut was no larger than about four square meters and was camouflaged so well that it melted into the terrain. Although the hut was isolated and secluded, there were several paths and refugee passages in the area. At one point it was believed that a german infomer had become aware of the hut. Therefore, it was decided to build a second "escape hut" south of the real hut in case of detection. The real hut was abandoned in November 1944 when the courier traffic was halted in the area.

Current status: Rebuilt with information board (2018).

Location: 61°44'50.73"N 12°08'22.32"E (parking lot).

Get there: Car.

My comment:

In 1979, people from the Norwegian side were interested in wether the hut still existed. Together with three of those who built the hut, they searched and found ithe hut, but it was in such poor condition that it could not be repaired. However, there was interest from both Norwegian and Swedish to rebuild it and make it a war memory. The present hut is a replica of the original and was completed in 1982. Next to the hut is also an information board. Visiting the hut is easiest from the Norwegian side, from which there is a well-marked trail of just over two kilometers. The trail goes over both marsh and dry ground and it can be really wet, but it may be worth it as the view during the walk is magnificent. The hut itself is in the forest.

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