We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning)

Open Now: 6:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Open today: 6:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Book In Advance
All photos (2,604)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good49%
  • Average15%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
Open Now
Hours Today: 6:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
See all hours
As featured in 3 Days in Oslo
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Festningsplassen 1, Oslo 0015, Norway
+47 23 09 39 17
Ways to Experience Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning)
from US$211.30
More Info
Visit Oslo Pass
231 Reviews
from US$47.70
More Info
from US$33.80
More Info
from US$40.15
More Info
Reviews (2,826)
Filter reviews
1,608 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews resistance museum ghost stories armed forces museum cruise ship audio tour walk around norwegian resistance nice walk visitor center oslo harbour interesting history worth a visit aker brygge sunny day oslo pass interesting place great place to visit
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 1,608 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Akershus Castle and Fortress is near the ferry terminal in Oslo harbour. The castle contains many museums with most of them being free. The castle is a pleasant walk around and offers some good harbour views. Well worth a visit.

Thank FrequentFlier756853
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Built by the Swedes more than 750 years ago, this fortress have protected Oslo for centuries from invation. It and it's neighbourhood is also one of very few places with an intact building mass this old that can give a true impression of what once...More

Thank gibsonwushu
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Fortress was closed for renovation during our visit but is still accessible to the fortress area. There are still guards watching over the fortress and the canons. The view over the harbour on the hill is spectacular. Definitely worth a walk up

Thank CMSoon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Totally recommend a wander around this area, free army museum which is very good. Easy to walk to from the central bus and train stations and lovely views across the waterfront!

Thank Gill S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This medieval castle was great to walk around, have a picnic and enjoy the views. Good information, easy access and lots to see.

Thank Susan H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a walk around the fortress which is free to get in. We decided to go to the resistance museum for a look. Very well planned out with miniature scenes, old newspapers, war stories etc. The museum is full of memrabellia of the war....More

Thank Anna M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The fortress can be accessed through one of the many smaller entrances or through the old draw bridge, which you can find coming from the direction of armed forces museum. We visit the information centre first to find welcoming and very helpful staff. Unfortunately the...More

Thank M O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good brief visit worth having a look Not too much too it as a lot of refurb happening when was there Nice view of city and surrounding

Thank SimonCouchyC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although the castle was closed we truly enjoyed walking around the fortress and enjoying the view from it.

Thank Andrea S
Reviewed October 12, 2018

Entry into the fortress is free, although some of the more comprehensive museums will require an entrance fee - you'll be informed if this is the case before you enter, so no surprises. The information and gift shop close at 4 (housed in the same...More

Thank Joyce_7t
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 104 nearby hotels
First Hotel Grims Grenka
860 reviews
.16 km away
Saga Hotel Oslo Central
122 reviews
.20 km away
Thon Hotel Panorama
898 reviews
.24 km away
Clarion Collection Hotel Bastion
1,462 reviews
.25 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 1,669 nearby restaurants
677 reviews
.19 km away
Mehfel Restaurant
343 reviews
.30 km away
Statholderens Mat & Vinkjeller
236 reviews
.20 km away
Pastel de Nata
203 reviews
.28 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 628 nearby attractions
Norway's Resistance Museum (Norges Hjemmefront Museum)
1,077 reviews
.30 km away
Armed Forces Museum
234 reviews
.38 km away
The Mini Bottle Gallery
52 reviews
.23 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
May 22, 2017|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from luxurybeast | Reviewed this property |
The Akershus Castle at the fortress is open Monday - Saturday 10:00 - 16:00, and Sundays 12:00 - 16:00. Enjoy! :)
Norah 5
September 10, 2016|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from Christina D | Reviewed this property |
You can, but I think it is paid entry.
February 26, 2016|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
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