The story goes that one of the containers that was dropped on March 24, 1945 went through the ice and is at the bottom of Gjevsjøen to this day. Alfred Anderson, Gjefsjøgubben, assigned a place to Oddvar Aasvoll during a rowing trip many, many years ago, and Oddvar in turn transferred the place name to OSS Gjefsjøen three years ago.

For almost a year, we have been planning a joint project between Maritime Robotics and Kongsberg Seatex to carry out a search for the container.

This week the time had come, and 2*Eirik from Maritime Robotics, and Jørgen and Ole Magnus from Kongsberg Seatex participated in the search with autonomous craft and advanced sonar. We have mapped the seabed in the most relevant area and some other possible areas in the sea. As always when we conduct operations far off the beaten track, technical challenges arise that must be solved on site. However, with top-shelf professionals, problems were solved, and after 24 hours, everything worked perfectly. We also had with us Snorre and Christian from Upnorthfilm who are making a documentary about the operation, and Nils Christian lined up as usual to make it all happen.

The data must be analyzed first so that the result will not be clear until over the summer. We’ll have to wait in excitement until it’s ready

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.