Historical fortifications in Tromsø built mid 13th century by Håkon Håkonsen, may even be from the 11th century built by Vikings. Initally built with a moat surounding the buildings. The "fortress" is situated centrally and strategically near the water front of the town of Tromsø, at the narrowest point of Tromsø sound. The seven buildings at Skansen today was biult 1789-1850 as a Customs house.
The buildings that comprised the old customs house today lie partly up on the mound and partly at the water’s edge – all of them are built of timber materials between 1789 and about 1850. The buildings on the mound are today owned by Tromsø municipality and consist of the oldest main house, as well as labourers’ quarters, storehouse and a shack with an outside privy. ****NOTE: This is a composite model of all the building at Skansen. The elevated terrain is essential to the site and make up the middle age fortress with the moat surrounding the the main building. #Fortress #Middle_Ages #Moat #Norway #Skansen #Toll_site #Tromsoe #Tromsø