Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning)

Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning), Oslo: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning) Reviews: 4/5

Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning)

Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning)
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Historic Sites • Castles
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: Sentrum
How to get there
  • Stortinget • 8 min walk
  • Jernbanetorget • 9 min walk
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3,153 reviews
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Patrick D
Warsaw, Poland5,237 contributions
Akershus Castle and Fortress
Dec 2019
Construction of the castle began around the late 1290s by Håkon V, it was completed during the 14th century. Akershus is the old medieval fortress serving as the representative of the king. . It had a strategic position on Akersneset, and withstood a number of sieges throughout the ages .. Under Christian IV (1588-1648), the castle was converted into a Renaisssance castle and royal residence. Akershus has also been a prison. Currently, the fortress houses several museums inside
Beautiful view of the Oslofjorden, the harbor, the Aker Brygge, and the Tjuvholmen. The royal necropolis, as well as the Norwegian military and resistance museums, were closed when I visited. Free entry to walk around. Worth a visit
Written November 2, 2020
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Aquastar30
Malmö, Sweden66 contributions
Good view
Oct 2020 • Friends
Nice castle from the 12 century. Well worth a walk around the castle and surroundings. No entrance fee to walk around.
Written October 11, 2020
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Fredrik
Oslo, Norway390 contributions
Peaceful part of Oslo
Sep 2020
Great place for a break in Oslo. Great view of the city, the fjord and historical buildings, and a nice place to just to relax on the grass.
Written October 8, 2020
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Catherine L S
Oslo, Norway55 contributions
Excellent place to go to get a view over Oslo -- and the amazing Reisitance Museum
Sep 2020
I have taken many visitors here. Everyone loves it. It's good for the whole family. They also have an amazing resistance museum about what the Norwegians did to fight the Nazis (despite being occupied by them) during WWII.n
Written September 17, 2020
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Kato122
Cambridge, UK227 contributions
Lovely old castle and great views
Aug 2020 • Couples
Lovely vantage point to view the bay and city. Interesting old buildings of great character, many of which are still in use by the military. Well worth walking around it. You could picnic here, or just sit awhile and enjoy the serene views!
Written August 28, 2020
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RSsydney
Sydney, Australia988 contributions
Historical Fortress & wonderful views of Oslo
Aug 2019
Our cruise ship was docked next to the Akershus Fortress & it was the first site we visited. As the Fortress is still a military area it is patrolled by the King's guard. Norway's Resistance Museum is also located here. Wonderful views of Oslo at the head of the Oslo Fjord. Must see site!
Written July 27, 2020
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Blyth Resident
Blyth, UK84 contributions
Worth a visit for harbour views at top of hill
Jun 2020 • Solo
Great walk but the church etc is closed because of Covid
Great for taking photos of Akker Brygge and the fjord - with telephoto lens
It’s a working military base so make sure you keep away from the working parts of the barracks
Interesting historical walk
Good for kids
Quite an uphill steep path
Nice views of the cruise ships in harbour
Written June 24, 2020
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EmeraldDiva
Victoria, Australia3,421 contributions
Closed for maintenance
Feb 2020
Unfortunately the interiors were closed due to restoration and maintenance. We got there just as it was beginning to get dark and it was very atmospheric and quite lovely under lights. I would love to return when it is open, but we enjoyed a lovely evening stroll along the walls and paths and parkland.
Written March 28, 2020
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58sparrow
Ascot, UK83 contributions
City break in Oslo
Mar 2020
The castle was easy to walk, bus or tram to from town. It had an interesting inside area about the wars between the Russians and Swedes. Also another area about how the castle in later times had been used as a prison. The castle looked good but unfortunately on our visit until May 2021 it was closed due to maintenance. Still had a good wonder around the outside and located the Resistance Museum on the castle site.
Written March 15, 2020
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EastOfTheSun
80 contributions
Wonderful Fortress
Mar 2020 • Couples
Beautiful fortress, a pleasure to walk around takes a good couple of hours to walk around and take pictures Stunning setting, great views you can walk to the top of the fortress grounds and see over parts of Oslo A great historical site with original features and even Cannons, will say it can be hard to walk around for those with limited mobility due to the ground being uphill and then downhill but it really is a great walk and I recommend fully as you can almost smell the history there

Just on a side note the museum connected is small but it has free entry there is also a gift shop (Some good souvenirs in there). There is also a cafe and a restaurant on the grounds but we found these difficult to find despite signs there as the cafe and restaurant were not very well signed themselves
Written March 15, 2020
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