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Akershus Fortress
Oslo Top 4 in Can't Miss Attractions

4.4/5
140 Reviews
CastleHistorical Architecture
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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
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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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Introduction

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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