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Footprints of Defence in the Archipelago

The project Footprints of Defence in the Archipelago has created a military history tourist attraction in the Baltic area that consist of the ruins of the fortress Bomarsund on Åland, the fortified island of Örö, the naval battlefield Korpoström in Finland and Gålö Seal Station in Sweden. Investments in infrastructure and safety, digital information solutions and marketing are some of the components of the project.

The project is finished and ran between 2016-2019.

As a result of the DefenceArch project, all the pilot destinations experienced a major leap towards the digital era with a mobile app, videos and a thematic brochure, all of which help reach new target groups. From joint attraction perspective, The Coastal Past -application is still operating and updated, offering enriched information and additional content on all the destinations. It can be downloaded from the App Store and Google Play. Also improvements in infrastructure have opened the destinations to visitors in a new way. The project has absolutely created an attraction and the numbers of visitors have increased.

Project information

Project manager

Pia Berg
Tel: 08-123 124 20

Project period

1 september 2016 – 28 februari 2019


1,5 miljoner €