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Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning)

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

There’s a lot to see at Akershus Fortress. We ended up visiting three times but still didn’t see it all. First time we went midweek in late afternoon. Got a “trails” map from the visitor center and toured the exhibition there on Akershus as a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank julia m
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We learnt a lot about Norwegian history over the centuries. The changing of the guard was small and brief but worth watching. The walk around the walls was scenic. The castle wasn't open.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank LAR60
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took a break from the cold and spent an hour on the site - that’s plenty of time. We went at last entry (4pm) and it was quiet. Information provided in a range of languages. The structure itself is impressive. Worth a visit.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank EmB1000
Reviewed 17 February 2019

From our guidebook we thought that Akershus Castle and Fortress was worth a visit, but the interior of the castle was much more interesting than we had expected. It's a strange mix of medieval castle with prison and basic rooms and luxurious accomodation of royalty....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Jeremy B
Reviewed 17 February 2019 via mobile

This was my first castle I have visited and although we only saw it from the outside it was beautiful. It is quite hilly in places so not suitable for everyone.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Susy05
Reviewed 16 February 2019

- nice to walk around for sightseeing even on a winter day - you can climb up the top of the fort to see the view which is pretty nice - you can buy a ticket to go into the castle but we didn't, anyway,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 13 February 2019 via mobile

An interesting visit with some information on the Norwegian history and royalty. Treacherous with ice and uneasy to walk around with bad weather conditions!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank vicki7722
Reviewed 13 February 2019

It was a very cold snowy day, but great for a walk to get great views of Oslo as the day drew to a close. It meant that detailed visits were not realistic, although we visited the Visitor Centre and gift shop, for a crafty...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Beverley H
Reviewed 11 February 2019

As I understood this castle is one of the oldest buildings in the Norwegian capital. It was erected around 1300, in addition this is amazing view on the city fjord from thick fortress stone walls

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank leila85
Reviewed 30 January 2019

Even though we didn't get a guided tour, we walked all throughout the grounds and the areas that were open. There is al ot of history here and the structures are breathtaking.

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