Go to content Go to navigation
What's close to you?
Visit Norway tells you what's happening near by, where you are.
Oslo

Akershus Fortress

Akershus Fortress Photo: VisitOSLO/Nancy Bundt
Akershus Fortress Photo: Forsvaret
Akershus Fortress Photo: VisitOSLO/Matjaz Intihar
Akershus Fortress Photo: VisitOSLO/Tord Baklund
Akershus Fortress
Akershus Fortress Photo: Forsvaret
Akershus Fortress Photo: Forsvaret
Akershus Fortress Photo: Forsvaret
Akershus Fortress Photo: Forsvaret

Contact information

Description

Akershus Fortress, located in the city centre by the Oslo Fjord, is a great place to discover Oslo's history and enjoy a summer day.

The building of Akershus Castle and Fortress was commenced in 1299 under king Håkon V. The medieval castle, which was completed in the 1300s, had a strategical location at the very end of the headland, and withstood a number of sieges throughout the ages. King Christian IV (1588-1648) had the castle modernised and converted into a Renaisssance castle and royal residence.

Guided tours of the Fortress are available to the public in summer, starting at the Visitor Centre. Guided tours for groups are also available.

The Fortress area is a popular venue for major events, including concerts, holiday celebrations and ceremonies.


Norwegian name: Akershus festning

Categories

  • Buildings & Monuments Buildings & Monuments

Hours

5/1/2015 - 9/30/2015
Mon - Sun
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10/1/2014 - 4/30/2015
Mon - Sun
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
6/20/2014 - 9/30/2014
Mon - Sun
6:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Transportation


Tram No.12 > Christiania torv
Close
Embed this article

Copy and paste this code into your blog/website

Preview

Akershus Fortress - Photo: VisitOSLO/Nancy Bundt

Akershus Fortress

Akershus Fortress, located in the city centre by the Oslo Fjord, is a great place to discover Oslo's history and enjoy a summer day. The building of...

Akershus Fortress

Source: Visitnorway

Disclaimer

This site includes information about products and services provided by third parties. Whilst Innovation Norway endeavours to ensure that all information on the site is accurate, we cannot be held responsible or liable for any claims caused by information supplied on this website. Prices and availability are subject to change without notice. You should always check the accuracy of the information provided with the relevant supplier. Innovation Norway is under no circumstances responsible for the contents of external web pages linking to its website. Legal disclaimer.

Ad
Ad

More about this area

Thor Heyerdahl, a modern-day explorer

Thor Heyerdahl sailed a log raft 5000 miles over open ocean to prove a point. See the extensive exhibition on his life, work and many adventures.

See Oslo, ski Oslo

Skiing enthusiasts don't have to head to the mountains for a wintry holiday.

The Inferno Festival

With a solid focus on the world's best black metal bands, the Inferno Festival in Oslo attracts metal fans from far and wide.

The Øya Festival

Øya is one of the most popular music festivals in Norway. Queens of the Stone Age, Röyksopp and Robyn will be headlining in 2014.

TripAdvisor forum on Oslo

Read tips about Norwegian destinations from other travelers on the TripAdvisor forums. Ask for advice, and share your own experiences in turn.
TEXT ADS
  • Ad
  • Ad
  • Ad
  • Ad
Ad
Ad

Subscribe to newsletter