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
Tickets From $37.23

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 Travel Tips

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

Entrance Ticket Details For Akershus Castle And Fortress

  • 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

  • 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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  • 51.17% of people who visit Oslo include Akershus Castle And Fortress in their plan

  • 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

Wednesday, Friday and Saturday

72.04% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Akershus Castle And Fortress

People normally club together Fram Museum - The Polar Ship Fram and Oslo Opera House while planning their visit to Akershus Castle And Fortress.

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Akershus Castle And Fortress Reviews & Ratings

  • Don't miss WWII Resistance Museum. Lovely grounds to explore, stunning fyord views. At waterfront, easy to walk from City Hall, Nobel Peace Ctr or downtown Oslo. If you have time, tour the castle, a sharp contrast to other European castles.

  • A nice walk with a lot of history within the walls. The journey within the castle is worth the money. Be sure to get the little thing that tells the story as you walk around :)

  • It basically represents Oslo. A beautiful place must visit if you are in Oslo. Preferably during good weather, as most of it is open. The fort is quite big. It offers magnificent views of Oslo city from various sides. You can visit the defense museum which is right next to it.

  • I enjoyed the visit, there were some interesting and informative displays, many rooms to go through and old parts of the Fort to explore. The areas all around were a pleasant walk and views of the water good for photo shoots. I love history and old buildings so was a happy camper!

  • Free attraction except for parking there on weekdays. The guide stationed inside was very informative and let us scale the steep ladder into the cellar as a bonus. Good spot for a picnic on a nice day as overlooks bay and old wharf area.

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