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Akershus Fortress
Oslo Top 4 in Can't Miss Attractions

139 Reviews
CastleHistorical Architecture
Liked by 2
October 1st - April 30th of the following year: Gate 7:00-21:00, Side Gate 7:00-18:00; May 1st - September 30th: Gate 6:00-21:00 Side Gate Monday - Friday 7:00-21:00, Saturday-Sunday 8:00-21:00; Castle Gate closed in winter.
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 3-4 hours
Address: Oslo Sentrum, 0150 Oslo
Phone: +47-23-093917

What people are saying:

This was a great place to set out and explore early in the morning, as it offered phenomenal views of the sea and sunrise (at 10AM in the winter months, so no need to rise super early!) The fortress itself is easily accessible and simple to guide yourself through, I had researched it before my trip, so gave myself a self-guided tour to save a bit of money on my attempt at a budget-friendly trip to Norway last December. The grounds are very quiet early in the morning and it also allows you to get some stunning photos without the large crowds in all of them, so that was a bonus.

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  • Patrick D
    Patrick D

    Akershus Castle and Fortress

    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...

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  • Aquastar30
    Malmö, Sverige

    Good view

    Nice castle from the 12 century. Well worth a walk around the castle and surroundings. No entrance fee to walk around.

    Reviewed on /Date(1602391554000+0800)/
  • Homrul

    Peaceful part of Oslo

    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.

    Reviewed on /Date(1602142271000+0800)/
  • Catherine L S
    Catherine L S
    Oslo, Norway

    Excellent place to go to get a view over Oslo -- and the amazing Reisitance Museum

    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...

    Reviewed on /Date(1600340804000+0800)/
  • Kato122
    Cambridge, United Kingdom

    Lovely old castle and great views

    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 jus...

    Reviewed on /Date(1598562353000+0800)/

Additional Information


Built in 1299, Akershus Castle was built around the port due to strategic considerations at the time. The castle is surrounded by grassy parks and faces the azure coast, showing the stunning Nordic nature. Denmark-Norwegian King Christie IV once lived here, so there are several research-worthy rooms in the castle. The interior is gorgeous and retro, which reminds people of the unique historical charm of the Middle Ages.
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