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
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.
- Guided tours must be booked separately.
- Check out the castle shop
- Adult NOK 70
- Senior, students, groups of more than 10 persons NOK 50
- Children 6-18 years: NOK 30
- Free with the Oslo Pass
- 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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62.54% 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
72.04% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Akershus Castle And Fortress
Great place to visit, it's free to walk around the fortress and there is a small gift shop and museum which you do have to pay for. Also has lovely views over the city and docks.
Free entry to walk around the grounds which are very pleasant and not too crowded. Once higher up there are lovely views across the harbour. I'm sure there's much more to see and do but we were very short on time. The toilets were in poor condition and definitely in need of a good clean!
Gorgeous views over the Oslo harbour. Free to enter so definitely worth your time. And free toilets inside close to the entrance. Costumed guards marching around the premises. There was also a nice grassed area inside with a lake and some ducks. We noticed a lady and her dog very much enjoying this area.
Great views of the city from the top. Most of the Fort was under renovation during my visit. Once renovations are completed, it should be an ever better experience. A must see for anyone visiting Norway.
Beautiful, large fortress within walking distance Oslo centrum. I wish there was more information about the history of the fortress in English. We walked around the property for about two hours. Gorgeous views of the Oslo Bay (I'm sure it isn't called a bay). I recommend you climb the steps to these historical buildings.