"For great views of the harbour ..." Akershus Fortress Tip by toonsarah

Akershus Fortress, Oslo: 83 reviews and 193 photos

  Peaceful spot in the Akershus Fortress
by toonsarah

... check out the Akershus Fortress. From the walls around the fort you can look down on all the boats and ships in the harbour below. But be careful if you've got small children with you - there's no fence or other barrier and it's a steep drop.

When you've had enough of the views there are several museums in the grounds of the fortress: the Royal Castle, located in the centre of the fortress; Norwegian Armed Forces Museum, which shows the development of Norwegian Armed Forces dating from the Viking Ages to the present; and the Prison Museum, which was used for detaining resistance prisoners sentenced to death under the German occupation of Norway in the Second World War. There's also a cafe in the grounds, with tables outside by a pretty pool, and there are lots of grassy spots to sit and relax after (or during) a hard day's sightseeing.

The Fortress is open daily from 06.00 to 21.00 and there's no charge to go in.

Directions: Near the harbour - you really can't miss it!
Phone: 2309 3917
Website: http://www.visitnorway.com/us/Where-to-go-us/East/Oslo/To-do--see/Attractions-in-Oslo/Akershus-Fortress-/

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jul 30, 2006
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