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Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning)

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Good brief visit worth having a look Not too much too it as a lot of refurb happening when was there Nice view of city and surrounding

Thank Simon Couchy C
Reviewed 6 days ago

Although the castle was closed we truly enjoyed walking around the fortress and enjoying the view from it.

Thank Andrea S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Entry into the fortress is free, although some of the more comprehensive museums will require an entrance fee - you'll be informed if this is the case before you enter, so no surprises. The information and gift shop close at 4 (housed in the same...More

Thank Joyce T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really nice walk around the castle m. Didn’t get in but walked around the garden and saw the magnificent view and the canons. Great place and gorgeous view of the old town and the marina.

Thank May G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Most of the Oslo main attractions are within walkable reach. By 20/25 minutes you can cover the attractions one way. This fortress is more of ruins type. Waterfront side of the fortress have great sunset view points. To get picture postcard perfections, this is the...More

Thank sugees
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place to wander around and look at all the buildings and the fortress set up. There are some nice views over the fjord and Oslo.

Thank Laura M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here several time as we had visitors coming to visit us and everyone finds the fortress to be a very nice stroll with the history and the view within it and from it!!! Highly recommended to find sometime and just walk through the area!!!

Thank Lshi728
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Easy to get too, free and very informative museum. The buildings do not offer much historical interest in my view but still pleasant to walk round as part of your day.

Thank Kevin S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We wandered the grounds, attended a church service which featured the christening of several children and had sandwiches in the sun while people watching. As others have said, overlook views of the fjord/harbor were very nice. Were impressed that most all of the guards were...More

Thank greghpcr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were on a cruise and the castle was right outside our balcony. The grounds are lovely and free (always a bonus!). The castle is closed for renovations but you can wander around the grounds and there are great views of the harbor. The information...More

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22 May 2017|
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Response from Morten L | 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