Akershus Fortress and Castle

You are here Home  > Norway  > Oslo >  Akershus Fortress and Castle

Dating from 1299, this spectacular castle features dominates the Kvadraturen neighbourhood just south of the city centre. During summer there are often concerts held in the fortress grounds and it also offers great views of central Oslo. The castle was renovated by Christian IV in the 17th century and has been used as a palace and also as a prision during WWII.


Our address

Address:
Akersgata & Kongens gate, Oslo
Bus 60 Tram 10, 12
Telephone (023) 09 39 17
Website www.forsvarsbygg.no
Admission NOK 30
    Open 1 May-15 Sep Mon-Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 12.30pm-4pm

    Close Comments
    a

    There are 45 comments from Foursquare

  • Amaury, 21 Apr 2017


    You HAVE to come here if you go to Oslo. Greta views from the top. Free to get in. Wander around and get lost for an hour. Be careful with the statues, they can be scary!

      Liked 0 times.  
  • Vanessa, 25 Feb 2017


    A vista de cima da muralha é linda, e o entorno do castelo também! Não deixe de ir nos museus lá dentro.

      Liked 0 times.  
  • Natalie, 12 Sep 2016


    Lovely place to walk around and get good views of Oslo.

      Liked 0 times.  
  • Ozge, 08 Sep 2016


    Ozellikle gece gelip osloyu seyredin:-)

      Liked 0 times.  
  • Kathryn, 26 Jul 2016


    Do the castle tour! Really cool and fun

      Liked 0 times.  
  • Despina, 24 Apr 2016


    Very nice area to walk, run relax especially on a sunny day

      Liked 0 times.  
  • Tony Martin, 05 Apr 2016


    Nice castle. Good area for just walking around

      Liked 0 times.  
  • Katja, 16 Feb 2016


    The area is not too big snd can be easily covered. Enjoy the panorama of Oslo from the top of the hill. Say hello to seagulls who are on duty :)

      Liked 0 times.  
  • Louise, 28 Nov 2015


    Heel indrukwekkend, wel veel klimmen en dalen

      Liked 0 times.  
  • Paolo, 27 Nov 2015


    Il monumento più conosciuto di Oslo... Panorama incredibile sull'Oslofjorden...

      Liked 0 times.  
  • Stefan, 13 Nov 2015


    Great for romantic walks and Great outlook.

      Liked 0 times.  
  • Y, 13 Oct 2015


    Strolling around

      Liked 0 times.  
  • Bassim, 30 Aug 2015


    Nice view to the city and water front. It's interesting too.

      Liked 0 times.  
  • Phil, 08 Aug 2015


    Great place in the centre of Oslo

      Liked 0 times.  
  • Ahmet, 06 Aug 2015


    Şehir merkezinde Oslo Liman bölgesinde yer alan bir Orta Çağ kalesidir. 1290 yılı civarında, Kral Haakon döneminde yapılmaya başlanan kale, II.Dünya Savaşı’nın ardından hapishane olarak da kullanılmış

      Liked 0 times.  
  • Noah, 30 Jul 2015


    Cool half fort, half park with amazing views. Check out the World War II museum inside.

      Liked 0 times.  
  • Marcio, 16 Jul 2015


    The royal guard are nice. At least they speaks with you not as in London. Selfie time. Lol

      Liked 0 times.  
  • Tatiana, 11 Jul 2015


    Сурово, по-норвежски, однако не менее культурно поучительный и фото вдохновляющее место.

      Liked 0 times.  
  • Filip, 29 May 2015


    A place with history with nice view on fjord

      Liked 0 times.  
  • Jorge, 21 May 2015


    Incredible views of the fjord

      Liked 0 times.  
  • Anna, 04 May 2015


    Приятный парк, аллеи, крепость, пушки. Фотолюбителям нужно быть осторожней, в погоне за кадром можно лишиться жизни, есть опасные неогороженные места, откуда открывается самый лучший обзор.

      Liked 1 times.  
  • Cathrine, 04 May 2015


    Old fortress with a nice view - Staple of Norwegian history!

      Liked 0 times.  
  • Pablo, 23 Apr 2015


    Muy acogedor y con buenas vistas. Menos vikingo de lo que esperábamos.

      Liked 0 times.  
  • Łukasz, 19 Apr 2015


    Open Monday-Sunday 07:00 - 21:00

      Liked 0 times.  
  • Łukasz, 19 Apr 2015


    Open Mon-Sun 07:00 - 21:00

      Liked 0 times.  
  • Vladislav, 02 Jan 2015


    В 1989 году Папа Римский Иоанн Павел II отслужил на площади крепости Акерсхус мессу — это был первый в истории случай, когда глава Римской католической церкви посетил Норвегию.

      Liked 1 times.  
  • Елена, 28 Nov 2014


    Красивый замок,атмосфера средневековья

      Liked 0 times.  
  • Hannes, 13 Nov 2014


    Nice view.

      Liked 0 times.  
  • Angela Teresa, 28 Sep 2014


    Lindas vistas do fiorde de Oslo

      Liked 0 times.  
  • Geert, 04 Sep 2014


    Incredible view on the fjord and the isles

      Liked 0 times.  
  • Al + Victoria, 07 Aug 2014


    Great views across Oslo. Free with Oslo Pass.

      Liked 0 times.  
  • Matt, 17 Jul 2014


    It's an old fortress. Nothing you probably haven't seen before, but being a stone-throw away from Aker Brygge, it's still a nice place to take a walk around.

      Liked 0 times.  
  • Marius, 20 May 2014


    Features views of the Fjord, a cute fortress and a corny WWII museum. A great walk in itself, rarely crowded, potentially a spot for soaking up sun (on the Western embankments - don't fall off.)

      Liked 3 times.  
  • Nilufer, 22 Apr 2014


    Akershus kalesini tepesinden essiz Oslo fotograflari cekebilirsiniz! Hayaletlerden korkmayin :)

      Liked 3 times.  
  • Alex, 08 Apr 2014


    It is a nice castle to see the mesuem shall be good but i did not get time to see it.

      Liked 0 times.  
  • Oslo, 10 Jan 2014


    Located on the beautiful Akershus fortress, Oslo Medieval festival takes you 700 years back in time, to the era when Oslo became the capitol of Norway. 23.-25. may 2014.

      Liked 2 times.  
  • Ricardo, 28 Oct 2013


    This is a must see in Oslo! Listen to the ghost stories, if you have some time!

      Liked 3 times.  
  • Aline, 31 Aug 2013


    When i visited the Castle they had actors dressed like in the Middle Ages explaining about habits, food and games from the past. They told me this game was popular during the viking era.

      Liked 1 times.  
  • Ida Martine, 01 Aug 2013


    The guided tours are very interresting! Lovely place to spend time outdoors during summer. :)

      Liked 0 times.  
  • IngenieroDavid, 23 Jul 2013


    Pick a a free city guide at the Visitor Centre. It has every popular place in Oslo.

      Liked 1 times.  
  • Espen, 14 Jul 2013


    Good audio-book walkthrough. Takes approximately 1 - 1.5 hrs

      Liked 0 times.  
  • Jose, 09 Mar 2013


    Great sunsets

      Liked 2 times.  
  • Franziska, 19 May 2012


    Most peaceful and beautiful place in Oslo!

      Liked 3 times.  
  • Kjell, 04 Mar 2012


    Akershus slott og festning er en av de mest betydelige festningene i Norgeshistorien. Den ble opprinnelig bygget som en middelaldersk kongeborg med sete for kongens representanter.

      Liked 3 times.  
  • VisitOSLO, 04 Jul 2011


    Great view of the inner Oslo fjord & the islands, and Akers Brygge. Bring a picnicbasket!

      Liked 24 times.