Invasion of Hvaler

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Invasion of Hvaler
Part of the Swedish-Norwegian War of 1814
Date 29 July 1814
Location Hvaler, Norway

Tactical Norwegian victory

  • Norwegian fleet escaped
  • Norwegian army evacuated

Strategic Swedish victory

  • Islands of Hvaler occupied
Norway Norway  Sweden
7 brigs
150 gunboats
5,000 men
5 ship of the line
70 gunboats
Casualties and losses
Unknown 3 dead

The invasion of Hvaler was a Swedish military invasion of the Norwegian archipelago during the Swedish-Norwegian War of 1814. The invasion went off rather peacefully. Bad weather had delayed the Swedish fleet and troop transports, which gave the Norwegian fleet and army time to evacuate the island.