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  • Address: Akershus Kommandantskap, Oslo 0015, Norway
  • Hours: Jan - Apr: weekends, 12pm - 5pm; May - Aug: Mon - Sat, 10am - 4pm (opens at 12:30pm on Sundays); Sept - Dec: weekends only, 12pm - 5pm
  • Admission: Adults: NOK 65, Children (6-18yrs): NOK 25

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Akershus Castle & Fortress (Akershus Slott)

Akershus Castle, also known as Akershus Slott, is a historic Norwegian landmark that dates as far back as the medieval period when it was built in 1299 as a residence for the royal family. Since then it was updated and used for multiple purposes: in 1592 as a fortress to protect Oslo against sieges, mainly from rival Sweden at the time, in 1637 as a renaissance castle, and was even used at the first half of the 19th century as a full-fledged prison. Today it's headquarters to the Ministry of Defense and is used to hold major events and a variety of other functions deemed appropriate by the Norwegian government.

The castle represents a high point of Norwegian grandeur, showcasing magnificent hallways, the Akershus Castle Church, the Royal Mausoleum, and reception and banquet rooms. On display are valuable and meaningful trinkets from throughout the fortress’ illustrious history, making it a must for historical buffs and visitors of Oslo.

Practical Info

There are a variety of interesting guided tours at the Akershus Castle in English that are recommended for a fuller experience and understanding of the castles history, including an introductory tour, a Medieval Castle tour; which helps point out remnants of the original structure, an Art Historical tour, and even candle wielding Ghost Tour, that shares mythical stories and castle folklore.

During the high summer seasons the outdoor areas open to tourists and groups and are included in the tour.

While bathroom and handicap accessibility are available on-site, other amenities are sparsely available, so be sure to grab a bite before your trip.

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Shore Excursion: Oslo 3-Hour Walking Tour, Oslo, null
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Shore Excursion: Oslo 3-Hour Walking Tour

Explore Norway’s fascinating, compact capital on foot. After meeting your guide at the ship, you will set off on your discovery of Oslo’s uniquely beautiful ...  Read more

Location: Oslo, Norway
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $50.88
Myths and Legends of Oslo, Oslo, Ports of Call Tours
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Myths and Legends of Oslo

You will hear the spooky stories about the legendary criminals and ghosts, historical myths and legends of the city, and some funny stories about the new and ...  Read more

Location: Oslo, Norway
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $139.02
Segway Tour of Oslo, Oslo, Walking Tours
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Segway Tour of Oslo

3 star rating: Worth doing 2 Reviews

This 2 hour Segway tour is the perfect opportunity to check out the latest, cool transportation device, while taking in some signature Oslo sites! We love to ...  Read more

Location: Oslo, Norway
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $72.53
City Sightseeing Bicycle Tour in Oslo, Oslo, Segway Tours
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City Sightseeing Bicycle Tour in Oslo

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This approx. 3-hour bicycle tour is the ultimate way to explore the highlights of Oslo City. As we ride through central neighborhoods and boroughs of the city ...  Read more

Location: Oslo, Norway
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $37.48
Private Shore Excursion: Best of Oslo 4-Hour Tour with Vigeland Park and Viking Ship Museum, Oslo, ... 
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Private Shore Excursion: Best of Oslo 4-Hour Tour with Vigeland Park and Viking Ship Museum

Enjoy your 4-hour guided tour in the wonderful city of Oslo! The capital of Norway welcomes you to explore its major highlights on foot, such as the ancient ...  Read more

Location: Oslo, Norway
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $101.00
Visit Oslo Pass, Oslo, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Visit Oslo Pass

4.5 star rating: Recommended 200 Reviews

The easiest and most inexpensive way to experience Oslo! The Oslo Pass lets you devote your entire trip to activities without the hassle of booking and buying.

Location: Oslo, Norway
Duration: Varies

From USD $47.75
City Sightseeing Oslo Hop-On Hop-Off Tour, Oslo, Sightseeing & City Passes
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City Sightseeing Oslo Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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Explore the sunniest capital of Scandinavia with this 24-hour ticket aboard a City Sightseeing open-top double-decker bus. See all the main sights of Oslo as ...  Read more

Location: Oslo, Norway
Duration: Valid for 24 hours

From USD $37.73
Panoramic Oslo City Sightseeing Tour, Oslo, Hop-on Hop-off Tours
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Panoramic Oslo City Sightseeing Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 18 Reviews

See the sights of Oslo on an express 2-hour sightseeing tour by coach, and enjoy stops at Vigeland Park and Holmenkollen Ski Jump (Photo stop only), too! With ...  Read more

Location: Oslo, Norway
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $32.64
Small-Group Oslo Bike Tour: City Highlights, Oslo, Bus & Minivan Tours
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Small-Group Oslo Bike Tour: City Highlights

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 48 Reviews

See the highlights of Oslo in one afternoon on a leisurely paced, 3-hour bike tour. Suitable for all fitness levels, your tour takes in top Oslo sights, like ...  Read more

Location: Oslo, Norway
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $37.89
Oslo Mini Cruise, Oslo, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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Oslo Mini Cruise

4 star rating: Recommended 12 Reviews

See Oslo’s beautiful waterfront on a sightseeing mini cruise! As you depart, sit back and enjoy the city sights. The 90-minute cruise will take you through the ...  Read more

Location: Oslo, Norway
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $25.99

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