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Fortress which was vital at the start of WWII. Exhibitions, museum, park, hotel and conference center.
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Drobaksundet, Oslo 1443, Norway
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+47 64 90 41 61
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Reviewed 6 days ago

A old piece of Oslo that people do not usually think about seeing. With all the reviews before my trip I feel this place was underrepresented. It Is a fun and peaceful place that makes you feel as though you step back into Norway. I...More

Thank Megan O
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped for the night while sailing back to Oslo. Nice harbour (West side), but quite open to a North Easterly wind. Wandered around the historical sight where Norway managed to delay the Nazi invasion in April 1940 long enough for the King and Government to...More

Thank nitramoslo
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful old fort and has some very interesting museums within its wall. I would recommend trying to get on a tour as it is very large and spread out. The maps withing the fort were a little misleading about the location of...More

Thank Ruth B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The fortress is nice and usefull to visit,with museum, the torpedo battery,nice views, restaurant etc. From the island to the town, Drøbak is a little local ferry to take,you cannot take the regular boat from Oslo. This ferry sells only return tickets,only if you want...More

Thank szi2013
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A very interesting attraction, full of history and well worth the visit. Be prepared for a lot of walking and take a bottle of water if visiting in the sun.

Thank Stumpy15g
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

I went to Ruter office in Oslo central station to take advice on the ticket required for my itinerary, as Oslo public transport zones are quite confusing. My plan was to use public transport throughout the day, take ferry from Aker Brygge to Oscarsborg, then...More

2  Thank TravellerVBJ
Reviewed 3 July 2018

Highly recommend visiting this island in the summer months. Not just due to the importance it has played during the world war II, but because it just a nice little oasis in the Oslofjord and the ferry trip is very pleasant too, you see a...More

1  Thank chantalspit
Reviewed 28 June 2018

This fortress is close to the city and can be walked around. Admission is free. It is in the highest part of the city providing wonderful views all around.

Thank Roberto R
Reviewed 25 June 2018

We had an excellent enthusiastic 85 yr old guide who made the history of the fortress come alive for us. Fortunately the rain held off and we were able to ramble around and see all the fortifications before having a tasty buffet lunch in the...More

Thank DLFD
Reviewed 19 March 2018

Entrance into the Fortress is free and it takes about 1-2 hours to have a slow wander around it and take in the sights and history. There is also an exhibition inside with further information about the Norwegian heritage.

1  Thank dtyh7836
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