Akershus Castle And Fortress

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  • Address: Akershus Fortress, 0150 Oslo, Norway
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +47 -23093917
  • Ticket Price: 70 NOK
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Castle, Family And Kids

Akershus Castle And Fortress - Review

Built in the 14th century to defend Oslo from attack, the castle is famous for having withstood every siege laid to it. In the 17th century, King Christian IV gave it a Rennaisance makeover. A section of the castle called the Slavery was also used as a prison for criminals and early socialists.  These days, the castle is used to receive dignitaries and heads of state. It has grand halls, banquet rooms and receptions, though the corridors are narrow. The castle also hosts two museums:

  • Norwegian Armed Forces Museum– A beautiful presentation of Norwegian military history from Viking times to the 21st century. Excellent Dioramas. Free.
  • Norway's Resistance Museum– Comprehensive collection pictures, documents, posters, objects, models of Norway’s WWII years. NOK 50.

Several of Norway’s rulers are buried in the Royal Mausoleum here. Also check out the Castle Church. The castle overlooks Oslo Fjord, and the views are spectacular. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Oslo Itinerary 2 Days.

Akershus Castle And Fortress Information

  • Guided tours must be booked separately.
  • Check out the castle shop

Akershus Castle And Fortress Ticket Prices

  • Adult NOK 70
  • Senior, students, groups of more than 10 persons NOK 50
  • Children 6-18 years: NOK 30
  • Free with the Oslo Pass

How To reach Akershus Castle And Fortress by Public Transport

  • Tram No 12 stop Kontraskjæret
  • Buses 30, 31, 31E, 32, 36E, 54, 74, 80E, 81A, 81B, 83, 112, N12, N30, N32, N54, N81, N83 stop Radhuset

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  • Akershus Castle And Fortress Address: Akershus Fortress, 0150 Oslo, Norway
  • Akershus Castle And Fortress Contact Number: +47 -23093917
  • Akershus Castle And Fortress Timing: 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Akershus Castle And Fortress Price: 70 NOK
  • Best time to visit Akershus Castle And Fortress(preferred time): 12:00 pm - 02:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Akershus Castle And Fortress: 02:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Akershus Castle And Fortress

  • 95% of people who visit Oslo include Akershus Castle And Fortress in their plan

  • 57.77% of people start their Akershus Castle And Fortress visit around 12 PM - 1 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Akershus Castle And Fortress

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83.23% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Akershus Castle And Fortress

People normally club together The Kon-tiki Museum and Munch Museum while planning their visit to Akershus Castle And Fortress.

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  • Excellent view of the coastal part of Oslo! The amounts of various architecture you can see from this place is dazzling. If you are in Oslo, you can't miss a trip to this fortress. The war museums on the site is absolutely worth a visit as well.

  • There's precious little of historical significance in Oslo to examine and the fortress is the best of what there is. It also has an active guard unit and the change is interesting to witness. The ramparts offer a good view of the port and surrounding area.

  • A pristine tourist attraction, very well maintained with beautiful views. Gothic architecture in parts and some well detailed audio tours. The resistance museum is also located here, another tourist attraction worth a visit. Overall lovely experience and will be returning here soon :)

  • Perfect place to go to if you want to avoid the crowd and have a little bit of breathing space. It's a nice walk on a sunny day, at the side of the fortress has a nice view of the Oslo fjord. Locals walk around with their dogs and the tourist walk around with their cameras. :D Nice place to visit when in Oslo! It's also free.

  • Very impressive place , I have never been to a fortress that big before , has a lot of open space a museum, you can even bring a sandwich an have a nice picnic... just don't get drunk before you go in the fortress is up very high an there is little fall protection due to preserving the view , so if you are drunk stay far from the outside walls

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