Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Nobel's blasting tunnels

This seemed like a good time of the year to go explore the start of Nobel industries in Vinterviken. Bunkers, tunnels, testing grounds, and simple factory buildings.

The tunnels are signposted by Stockholm's Stadsmuseum, but the coordinates are N 59.3106 E 17.9863. They are easy to find and walk around, as long as one finds out that this thing exists there. I've been looking at various Stockholm sights for a long time, but didn't know about this before a month or two. I actually came across this site at Atlas Obscura, a site that often use to find "odd" places to visit. Much recommended!

The history of the innovations from Nobel is quite remarkable, too, full of struggles and sad accidents in addition to the successes. The Swedes probably have read all about it already in school, but for us others these may be worth a read:
  • Nobel industries note about Vinterviken
  • Wikipedia article about Alfred Nobel 
  • Stadsmuseum's sign 
  • Winterwiken restaurant history
... and my tour was topped off with a Pytt-i-Panna at a local suburb pub, which seemed appropriately Swedish thing to do:


More tunnels:


See more urban exploration and caving stories at and, and see other articles by the Planetskier at Blogspot and TGR! Photos and text (c) 2019 by Jari Arkko. All rights reserved.

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