• This is a very cool place to dock your fleet of ships.

    FOTO: The Norwegian Defence Estates Agency

  • Offices or living quarters? This is the perfect place to showcase high-quality, Norwegian wood furniture.

    FOTO: The Norwegian Defence Estates Agency

  • Norway and NATO spent a half a billion dollars to build this facility. Now it's a great storage place.

    FOTO: The Norwegian Defence Estates Agency

  • Easy access by helicopter - if you're in a hurry.

    FOTO: The Norwegian Defence Estates Agency

  • Security can be well taken care of, if you want your new property to stay secret.

    FOTO: The Norwegian Defence Estates Agency

  • Northern Norway offers the best scenery in the world. No doubt about it!

    FOTO: The Norwegian Defence Estates Agency

Secret submarine base in the High North put up for sale

Olavsvern Naval Base outside Tromsø in northern Norway has been put up for sale. It could be yours for only $17,3 million.

The arctic submarine base has been on the market since January 2011, but for the last several weeks has been listed for sale on the Norwegian web site Finn.no.

- This could be a nice opportunity for subcontractors to the oil and gas industry, says Frode Karlsen, project manager in Skifte Eiendom, The Norwegian Defence Estates Agency (NDEA) which primary tasks relate to the planning, construction, administration, leasing and disposal by sale of defence estates and properties.

The country’s only submarine base north of the Polar Circle was closed in 2009. The abandoned naval base has been for sale since January 2011, but has only been on Norway’s most popular open market web site for a couple of weeks.

Built for $494 million back in 1967, today’s asking price of $17.3 million is a truly affordable.

- We've seen some interest for the property, and there have been some inquiries. But we're still in an early phase of the sale. We will arrange viewings during the summer, says Karlsen to Aftenbladet.

The naval base gives easy access to the Barents Sea.
 

Located off the Northern Coast, just outside the city of Tromsø, the property has approximately 13,500 square meters of buildings above ground, about 2500 square meters quay and a real mountain resort of about 25,000 square including a dry dock for submarines or boats, large sized workshops, an office space, a warehouse, a tunnel system, an emergency power system and fuel cells.

The facility is designed to withstand a nuclear attack.

The base was used during the Cold War by American submarines that were on assignment in the Arctic Ocean. It was used as a naval base only until 2003, later it was reduced to a supply base.

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