Akershus Castle And FortressCurrently Closed
- 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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Things to Know Before Visiting Akershus Castle And Fortress
62.56% of people who visit Oslo include Akershus Castle And Fortress in their plan
12 PM - 1 PM
57.08% 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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Akershus Castle And Fortress, Oslo Reviews
I was surprised you do not have to pay entrance fee for the place. Its quite big and you can see there a lot old and interesting buildings. If you love rocks like me, you will love the place. There is a church with guided tours, they have a museum here , nice toilets and books. The view from the very top is amazing. You can see town and Bygdoy over the water and wide blue sea. Lovely place.
The Akershus Fortress is well worth a visit any time of year. You can pay to get into the resistance museum or the castle, or just walk around the fortress free. You can get some good pictures if you come here at dusk. There is also a restaurant with a good view should you get hungry.
We didn't actually go inside but it's FREE entrance we just walked around the ground/ramparts as there are some beautiful views of the harbour. If you are on a visiting cruise ship you could actually dock next to the fort. Plenty of benches & it's also next to the town so very easy to find from wherever you are staying.
Worth a visit - loved it! Despite the castle being (unfortunately) closed due to restoration during summer 2018, the fortress is still accessible - and for free. It is also open until late and a very pleasant place to take a stroll along walls that are centuries old and that have many stories to tell. Great views of the fjord as well!
A lovely place, with multiple museums available. They also do guided tours around the site, which help to learn about the history and physical features. It's fairly large and spread out, so be ready to walk for a bit on the cobblestones.