The community in Rombaksbotn was established when the second attempt to build the Ofotbanen railway. Learn about the life in Rombaksbotn.
Rombaksbotn is primarily known as the construction town for the Ofotbanen line from 1898 to 1902. The community in Rombaksbotn was established when the second attempt to build the Ofotbanen railway started, serving as a kind of service site for the plant.
According to Rombaksvisa, not all services were equally positive:
And in Rombaksbotten lives a colony
living out of the sluice, you can see,
for several varieties are handed, stolen and plundered here,
and it does not help even though there are policeRombaksvisa
Listen to Wigdis Aune Strømsnes and Vera Steine: who take us into the history of women’s encounters with Rombaksbotn. Hear their take on life in Rombaksbotn in their special and theatrical way.