Blood Road Museum

+47 908 46 598 / +47 75 50 35 00

Season and opening hours:

Tuesday - Sunday 11.00 a.m - 6 p.m

20. June – 20. August 2017

Blood Road Museum

The Blood Road Museum is situated in the grounds of Saltdal Museum. The story of the lives and work of prisoners of war under the German regime from 1942-1945 is presented in a German barracks moved here from Dunderdalen. Thousands of prisoners of war from eastern Europe were sent north to build roads and railways. They suffered inhuman conditions. Many never returned. This is a different tour experience in surroundings where the silence is tangible. Words are inadequate but impressions are many and deep. This is an important journey in a time which must never be forgotten.

Several films have been made about activities associated with the Blood Road. In the summer season the film “Blodsvägen” is shown  in the building nearest the main farmhouse.

Go along the Blood Road to the war graves cemeteries in Botn. On the way you will see, among other things, the cross of blood in the side of the mountain and the memorial at Dalmovika. In Botn there are two war graves cemeteries, one Yugoslavian and one German. There is also a Soviet monument, which marks where there was an earlier Soviet graveyard.


There is partial wheelchair access to the Blood Road Museum.


2km north of Rognan.

There are several roads leading to the Blood Road Museum:
RV80 from Bodø to Fauske and then the E6 to Rognan.
RV17 to the junction with RV812 and then to the E6 and Rognan.
RV77 over Graddis and Junkerdal to the crossroads at Storjord and then via the E6 to Rognan.


GPS Coordinates

WGS 84:
N 67° 6.095′, E 15° 25.645′

WGS 84 – desimal:
67.10159, 15.42742



20.06 – 20.08 2017 Tuesday – Sunday 11.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.

Rest of the year on request.


Ticket prices

Adult kr.60,-
Groups over 10 persons  kr.40,-
Child/student kr.10,-



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