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Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning)

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Festningsplassen 1, Oslo 0015, Norway
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Located not far from the Oslo City Hall, the old fortress has nice views of the harbor and it is interesting to see the architecture of the old medieval fortress. Not much was open to view when I was there, but it was all a...More

Thank Ronald D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Akerhus castle contains the military school, thus you can only walk around but not have a look inside. The area is nicely prepared, but unspectacular. You have a beautiful view on the bay ... that’s it 😉

Thank dotorre-max
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Akershus fortress is a nice place to walk around, but I wouldn't call it anyway magnificient or stunning. If you've seen big, impressive castles before this is not gonna "wow" you. But like I said, it's worth the 15-30 minutes walk around the area, especially...More

Thank Netta_Koo
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It’s an active place as the Norwegian military still uses it. There are 2 museums and it gives a good view of the harbour.

Thank Kyle C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We strolled up the hill from our Cruise Ship's birth and found an information centre at the city side of the complex. They offered one hour guided walking tours covering a free mapped area for 60 krone (very cheap). Our english tour guide was excellent....More

Thank Catherine B
Reviewed 1 week ago

we found this whilst walking by the harbour, its free to go around an dyou get some great views of oslo.

Thank Alan P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lot of areas were closed for maintenance and repairs. Not very impressive. There are some offices functioning there.

Thank Santosh D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spectacular to see it and be near it from port side. Have to see it from water. However as for actual castle not much to it. Is worth a walk around but very little in terms of things to see.

Thank Promart1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Regrettably the castle was under renovations when we visited; however, it was still interesting to walk the grounds and see the rest of the fortress. The Norwegian Resistance Museum is also located within the walls of the fortress and is worth a visit. (Oslo Pass)

Thank Gene H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The castle is under renovation but we walked around the fortress and really enjoyed the views. There are nice restaurants in the vicinity.

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dv66051
May 22, 2017|
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Response from Morten L | Reviewed this property |
The Akershus Castle at the fortress is open Monday - Saturday 10:00 - 16:00, and Sundays 12:00 - 16:00. Enjoy! :)
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Norah 5
September 10, 2016|
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Response from Christina D | Reviewed this property |
You can, but I think it is paid entry.
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EasyDoesIt
February 26, 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
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