Youths mountain march and voluntary work

The youth department from Home guard in Trøndelag has contributed with a solid volunteer effort at OSS Gjefsjøen. In the summer of 2020, this year’s mountain march was added to Gjefsjøen and volunteer work on the project.

The intention of HVU’s summer march 2020 was to develop skills, good attitudes and increased motivation to travel in mountainous terrain, at the same time as military historical dissemination in order to increase understanding of the importance of the efforts made during the war years to achieve peace. The assignment for the HV youths is solved by going in the same areas as the operators from RYPE, visiting the Tangen bridge and the memorial at Plukkutjønnfjellet, and not least participating in the charity event to restore the building that was used as RYPE HQ. HV young people from Steinkjer, Namsos and Stjørdal have in the period 3.-6. August was responsible for work with the stone wall, masonry of the basement, and assisted with carpentry work. In addition, lessons were conducted in maps, compasses and GPS, and improvised fishing methods. From committed defense friends, the young people received information about the history behind Operation RYPE, and information about the current special operator environment in the Armed Forces and the Emergency Response Troop in the police. Thank you for your fantastic contribution to the project!


WW2 sabotage

Operasjon rype

In the last months of the war during spring 1945. Gjefsjøen Mountain Farm was a central location as part of the sabotage operation "Operasjon Rype". The saboteurs had their headquarter at the farm. Operasjon Rype's mission was to sabotage the railroad through Trøndelag and Snåsa. Today Home Guard's task force "Rype" is named after the operation.

Restoring of Operasjon Rype's headquarter

OSS Gjefsjøen

The building which was headquarter for Operation Rype was in bad shape after standing empty for years. OSS Gjefsjøen are now restoring the building. The association OSS Gjefsjøen will convey the story of Operasjon Rype which in the final phase of World War II operated from its base on Gjefsjøen mountain farm. The building will be restored in the original appearance from when Operasjon Rype was carried out.

Licour based on local herbs and plants from Gjefsjøen

Gjefsjø­akevitt (Aquavit)

Distilled at Inderøy Brenneri (distillery) based on pure water, plants, herbs and botanicals from Gjefsjøen Mountain Farm. Made as a tribute to the heros from Operasjon Rype who had their base at Gjefsjøen in the end og World War II.