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Oscarsborg Fortress, Drøbak, Norway - Photo: Nasjonale Festningsverk
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Oscarsborg Fortress, Drøbak, Norway Photo: Nasjonale Festningsverk

National Fortresses

There are 14 large fortresses along the coast of Norway. Akershus Fortress in Oslo and Oscarsborg Fortress in Drøbak are among the most popular ones.
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Oscarsborg Fortress, Drøbak, Norway - Photo: Nasjonale Festningsverk

National Fortresses

There are 14 large fortresses along the coast of Norway. Akershus Fortress in Oslo and Oscarsborg Fortress in Drøbak are among the most popular ones.

National Fortresses

Source: Visitnorway

Fortresses

Hegra Fortress

Hegra Fortress is located east of Trondheim. The museum contains picture gallery, uniforms, weapons and objects used during World War II.

Karljohansvern Fortress

Karljohansvern Fortress in Horten in Vestfold houses the National Museum of Photography and the the oldest naval museum in the World.

Austrått Fort

Austrått Fort outside Trondheim was erected by the occupational forces during World War II. Have a guided tour and learn about the war.

Vardøhus Fortress

Vardøhus Fortress has a unique location on an island in the Barents Sea, making it the world's northernmost fortress.

The Værdal Fortifications

The Fortifications of Værdal in Trøndelag were built after the dissolution of the Union with Sweden in 1905. Try a guided tour.

Møvik Fortress

Møvik Fortress outside Kristiansand was built by the Germans during World War II. The museum houses the only remaining 380mm Krupp gun in the world.

Fredrikstad Fortress

Fredrikstad Fortress in Østfold is known as the Old Town. Fredrikstad is one of three cities in Norway to have been surrounded by fortifications.

Bergenhus Fortress

Bergenhus Fortress was built to protect the entrance to the port of Bergen. Learn about the resistance during World War II in the museum.

Kristiansten Fortress

Kristiansten Fortress towers above Trondheim city centre, and is one of the most popular recreational areas in town.

Kongsvinger Fortress

The Kongsvinger Fortress is located in Kongsvinger, near the Swedish border. Order a guided tour for groups in advance.

Oscarsborg Fortress

Oscarsborg Fortress is situated on a peaceful islet of natural beauty in the straits of the Oslofjord, just outside the cosy seaside town of Drøbak.

Fredriksten Fortress

Fredriksten Fortress in Halden is located near the Swedish border, and is home to dramatic Norwegian military history.

Akershus Fortress

Akershus Fortress in Oslo is one of the oldest and finest cultural heritage sites in Norway.

Trondenes Fort

Trondenes Fort outside Harstad was built by the Germans during World War II, and is still a military installation. Order a guided tour.

Fredriksvern Dockyard

Fredriksvern Fortress is located in Stavern, outside Larvik in Vestfold. There are guided tours all year and several art exhibitions to choose among.

The Border Fortifications

Visit the Border Fortifications - 22 small fortifications along the southern part of the frontier dividing Sweden and Norway.

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Kilden Performing Arts Centre in Kristiansand

Kilden Performing Arts Centre is located on the waterfront in Kristiansand. Kilden is a monumental landmark building for the arts in Southern Norway.

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