New attraction on Norwegian Scenic Route Helgelandskysten
With seating benches in beautiful colours, a new wave-shaped toilet facility and a viewing terrace directly towards the open sea, Ureddplassen at Gildeskål will be a great experience for travellers in the north. The rest area is now open to the public.
Ureddplassen along Norwegian Scenic Route Helgelandskysten is a place that is frequently visited, both by tourists and local residents. In the winter there is hardly a more beautiful place to admire the northern lights, and the same goes for the midnight sun in the summer. After extensive upgrading, Ureddplassen now shines in new splendour.
In addition to a new carpark and a toilet facility in glass and concrete, we have built a new viewing terrace and a spectacular amphitheatre. The amphitheatre leads down to the beach area and is shaped as a flight of wide steps, alternately for walking and seating. The view from the steps is unique and there is ample seating well protected from traffic noise, says Steinar Skaar, Route Manager of Norwegian Scenic Route Helgelandskysten. The amphitheatre also has seating benches in the characteristic marble from Fauske, and the “Uredd” monument has been given a new and dignified location.
The “Uredd” monument was erected in memory of the 42 men who lost their lives when the submarine “Uredd” was sunk during World War II. The shipwreck was located in 1985 and consecrated as a war grave in 1986. The monument was erected in 1987 and unveiled by King Olav V. The moment has been given a new marble base.
"Together with the local contractor, we have succeeded in emphasising the qualities that the architect and the landscape architect intended. In particular the concrete works in connection with the building and the amphitheatre have been complicated, but we are very satisfied with the results," Skaar says. The area is now open to the public.
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