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Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning)

Festningsplassen 1, Oslo 0015, Norway
+47 23 09 39 17
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Festningsplassen 1, Oslo 0015, Norway
+47 23 09 39 17
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Along with the castle you can also view cruises decked at the port. Nice city view. It is near to the army museum.

Thank gangtok68
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A nice outdoor place with a museum and various buildings to visit, as well as a great view of the harbor. You’re able to push a stroller or a wheelchair but be aware that there’s a lot of smaller hills. No entrance fee except the...More

Thank Tintin L
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a very interesting fortress with a great history attached. Built late in the 13th century to protect Oslo, it is still in use today. It has had several different roles in Norwegian history. It has served as both royal residence and prison. The palace is...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The weather was bitter when we visited and unfortunately it was quite precarious underfoot. However, the day was bright and the views across Oslo Fjord were spectacular. The castle has plenty of signage in both Norwegian and English to keep the visitor informed and interested....More

Thank Bill Y
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We wandered around the grounds checking out the fortress and the views. It is free to walk around and well worth a visit. It was quiet when we were there and very peaceful being elevated above the city.

Thank AshKate22
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I ventured into Akershus about 1930 on a Saturday evening and literally had the place to myself, bar the soldiers! Although the facilities were closed and the paths were icy in places, it was fun to climb up to the ramparts and look over the...More

Thank Rob P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were there right before it closed and were only able to tour the grounds. It was a nice place to visit and I am certain taking a tour would have been interesting.

Thank Linda C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You can see everything in less than an hour. Some rough cobblestone streets so wear good shoes. Great view of the port from up top.

Thank RichieRich33
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was good to walk around, we did not find the entrance to get the booklet that explained the # around the fort and there was no random spot to place or pick up one. The fort was still a great time to walk around...More

Thank Shane D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Akershus Castle and Fortress is a beautiful old set of structures located right on the waterfront in Oslo. You can walk on the fortress walls and get some great views. There is a restaurant and a visitor center on the grounds as well. Although we...More

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Response from Bjerkelien | Reviewed this property |
search "aktiviteter" at their website. You find all the opening hours there.
Norah 5
10 September 2016|
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Response from Christina D | Reviewed this property |
You can, but I think it is paid entry.
26 February 2016|
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Response from Kay549 | Reviewed this property |
As others have said, the fortress is free; a large area to walk around and a glorious walk around the harbour to get there (if the weather is kind). The castle interior entry is 70NOK for adults and 50NOK for seniors. I... More