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Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning)

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

From our cabin we had a great view over the castle. It looked fantastic covered in snow. Unfortunately we didn’t have time to visit. But we could see many people taking advantage of the cleated paths

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank traceyg855
Reviewed 5 days ago

An iconic place for Oslo. Nice city view. Nice backyard. Go especially in Autumn. Mesmerizing! Strongly recommended

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank xspacex
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful location. Free to enter the grounds. Lots to see. Beautiful views over the fjord! Maybe a little difficult for those with mobility issues.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Footprints615948
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went for a walk in the complex and it is super nicely renovated, plus from the edges you get to enjoy nice views to the city and sea. Definitely worth a visit as it's also very near to the Radhus and Aker Brygge.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Armaska
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Free to have a walk around. Worth a visit just for the views of the harbour area. Great views at night of the Bryggen.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank annetteh437
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Akershus Castle and Fortress is near the ferry terminal in Oslo harbour. The castle contains many museums with most of them being free. The castle is a pleasant walk around and offers some good harbour views. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

Built by the Swedes more than 750 years ago, this fortress have protected Oslo for centuries from invation. It and it's neighbourhood is also one of very few places with an intact building mass this old that can give a true impression of what once...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank gibsonwushu
Reviewed 30 October 2018

The Fortress was closed for renovation during our visit but is still accessible to the fortress area. There are still guards watching over the fortress and the canons. The view over the harbour on the hill is spectacular. Definitely worth a walk up

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank CMSoon
Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

Totally recommend a wander around this area, free army museum which is very good. Easy to walk to from the central bus and train stations and lovely views across the waterfront!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Gill S
Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

This medieval castle was great to walk around, have a picnic and enjoy the views. Good information, easy access and lots to see.

Date of experience: October 2018
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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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11 September 2016|
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Response from Christina D | Reviewed this property |
You can, but I think it is paid entry.
27 February 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