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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.
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
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
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!
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
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
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
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 would recommend getting the audio tour as there is little written information.
You also have the Norwegian resistance museum nearby. You really should make time to see this if you're in the area.