During the, the island was used by the German Armed Forces as an and had from Russia, Serbia, and Poland doing forced labour.
The remains of bunkers and gun emplacements can be seen by walking to Tyskerhaugen, a short distance from the main road. To get the most out of your trip in the dark tunnels, it is wise to bring a torch. Ylvingen fortress has nine cannonades, and the remains of trenches, communications tunnels, a sick bay and accommodations can still be seen.
The island is connected to the mainland town ofand to the main island of Vega by express boat and car ferry.
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|From the fortress||Remains:
|Remains: house walls||Remains of bunker||View: the
|Fishing boats||War memorials: walls||Reminiscent of a
bygone era: milk ramp