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Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning)

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I love history, so I had to visit here while we were in Oslo. (Plus, it's the place the Akershus Restaurant at Epcot at WDW is fashioned after. So I wanted to see the real thing.) It's not a large palace and doesn't take time...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Leanne B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Norwegian resistance museum is a fascinating place and well worth the visit, for those interested in history and the fate of the Norwegian people during the period of occupation by the Germans during WW2.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank robynb809
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One could say that this place is the second dominant of Oslo Haven. You can see very nice view to this place from the whole haven. For me it was the dominant. It is possilbe to step up, sit there and watch the whole haven....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank PETR D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our visit was particularly quick, just around the outside of the castle & fortress, good views back into the city and over to the opera house but the jetty infront regularly gets used by visiting cruise ships which somewhat spoils the effect.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Graham W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Akershus Castle has a free entry. It has nice views of the ocean and Oslo city. It is maintained well. Not crowded at all. Peaceful place for a walkabout.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks 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 13 December 2018

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 December 2018 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
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Reviewed 27 November 2018 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 25 November 2018 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
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22 May 2017|
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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