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Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning)

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Reviewed 2 days ago

this is an imposing castle and from the walls you have an excellent view of the harbor and city. The rooms that are decorated are done fairly well - not as magnificent as other castles in scandinavia but well worth a visit.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Alan S
Reviewed 3 days ago

I don't think we're idiots. We've been traveling for decades, always independently and with relative confidence. Yet we spent an hour circling Akershus Fortress looking for the official entrance/ticket booth to gain access to the interior of the castle. We finally came upon the information...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank ENCsailor
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Akershus Fortress or Akershus Castle is a medieval castle that was built to protect and provide a royal residence for Oslo, the capital of Norway. The castle has also been used as a military base, and is today a museum, open for public. It is not known exactly when the...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This fortress is set on a hill overlooking Oslo harbour. It’s huge and would have withstood anything thrown at it. Well worth a look

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Tony B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lack of direction/sign and information, what to see/due is up to you. Area is large and plan 2-3 hours if you are seen all. Combinations of older buildings, museums and older military equipment. Okey to see!

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Plenning
Reviewed 1 week ago

I checked the internet regarding the opening hours on Sunday - it showed a 12.00 noon opening for the castle, still it was closed. Fortunatelly there was a christening ceremony at the church so we could walk in and have a look at it. Otherwise...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank iris64
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Akershus Castle is a nice place to visit in Oslo! I enjoy walking around the compound. There is plenty to see and I got some nice photographs during my visit!

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank csaberhagen
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Many times after work i will walk for 30 minute in this place give me relax and i can think about life.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank 79indrea
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Inspiration for the “Frozen” castle. Situated along the harbor. Free to walk around and explore the grounds. Great elevated views of the harbor.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank fullofwitt
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not a very large castle, but quite pretty and very tranquil when we visited it in the morning. Close to the city and the cruise harbour so pretty accessible. Certainly worth spending some time there while you are in Oslo

Date of experience: May 2019
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dv66051
May 22, 2017|
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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! :)
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Norah 5
September 10, 2016|
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Response from Christina D | Reviewed this property |
You can, but I think it is paid entry.
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EasyDoesIt
February 26, 2016|
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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
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