Torsby - Defense Line 164


Just north of Torsby and at the top of Valberget lies a defense line (swedish skans) 164 which purpose was to defend Torsby and it’s surroundings from an initial German attack from Norway. The defense line consisted of several shelters, shelters and running routes that were scattered on the mountain.

Current status: Partly preserved/demolished (2020).

Location: 60°08' 54.82" N 12°59' 07.32" E

Get there: Car.

My comment:

The defense line is located in the middle of the Torsby sports center and is easily reached by a short walk from the center’s parking. However, there are no signs to the site or any information that tells about the history of site. Several of the bunkers and shelters can be entered into.

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