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Oscarsborg fortress in Drøbak, Eastern Norway, one of several national fortresses
Oscarsborg Fortress in Drøbak.
Photo: Oscarsborg

There are 17 large fortresses in Norway. Akershus Fortress in Oslo and Oscarsborg Fortress in Drøbak are amongst the most popular ones.

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Vardøhus Fortress viewed from above, Northern Norway
Vardøhus Fortress
The world’s northernmost and Norway’s easternmost fortress. Appears today as it did when it was built in 1738.
Vardøhus Fortress
The Adolf canon at Trondenes Fort in Harstad, Northern Norway
Trondenes Fort
Still a military installation, famous for its long-barrelled canon “Adolf”.
Trondenes Fort
The Verdal Fortifications in Trøndelag, Norway
The Verdal Fortifications
Built to handle the strain between Norway and Sweden after the dissolution of the Union in 1905.
The Verdal Fortifications
Austrått Fort is a massive fortification with a five-storey cannon tower. The fortress was built by the occupying German forces during… Read more
Austrått Fort
Kristiansten Fortress by night
Kristiansten Fortress
An important part of the Trondheim’s recreational areas.
Kristiansten Fortress
Bergenhus Fortress at night, viewed from across the river
Bergenhus Fortress
Now a museum next to the famous Rosenkrantz Tower and close to the Bryggen Hanseatic Wharf.
Bergenhus Fortress
Akershus Fortress is a great place to discover Oslo's history and enjoy a summer day. The building of Akershus Castle and Fortress was commenced… Read more
Akershus Fortress
Oscarsborg Fortress is a jewel in the Drøbak narrow. In summer, Oscarsborg is perfect for families and for those interested in nature, culture… Read more
Oscarsborg Fortress
The border fortifications – Norwegian national fortresses
The Border Fortifications
22 small fortifications situated along the southern part of the border dividing Sweden and Norway.
The Border Fortifications
The entrance to Gamlebyen "old town" in Fredrikstad, Eastern Norway
Fredrikstad Fortress
An Old fortified town turned into a lively urban community.
Fredrikstad Fortress
Fredriksten is Norway`s largest, most important and most venerable border fortress.   Many also find it one of the most magnificent in… Read more
Fredriksten fortress
Fredriksvern is Norway's first main naval base, built in Stavern from 1750 onwards. The original name was Fredriksvern Verft, named after king… Read more
Fredriksvern verft
A canon at Oddane Fort in Larvik, Eastern Norway
Oddane Fortress
Listed and not open to the public, but you can book a guided tour.
Oddane Fortress
A historical defence museum that features a heavy German coastal defence battery from 1940-45, with the world's second largest land-based cannon (337… Read more
Kristiansand Kanonmuseum Cannon Museum
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