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Akershus Castle (Akershus Slott) Tours and Activities

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Set on the banks of Oslo Fjord, Akershus Castle (Akershus Slott)—also known as Akershus Fortress (Akershus Festning)—was built in 1299 as a residence for Norway’s royal family. Over the years it has served as a fortress to protect Oslo against sieges from rival Swedish forces, as a Renaissance castle, and as a full-fledged 19th-century prison.

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City Sightseeing Oslo Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

City Sightseeing Oslo Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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Explore Oslo on a city sightseeing hop-on hop-off tour; it’s the perfect way to discover Norway’s capital at your own pace. Use your voucher for 24 hours, and hop on and off the bus at multiple stops around the city. Listen to audio narration about each of the sights, and use the route to take you to attractions such as Vigeland Sculpture Park and Akershus Castle and Fortress
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$46.78
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$46.78
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Oslo Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing Oslo Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Oslo Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing Oslo Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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When your cruise ship docks at the Port of Oslo, head into town and see the sights on a hop-on hop-off tour with City Sightseeing. This DIY shore excursion allows you to explore Oslo at your own pace, and learn about the landmarks and attractions with the help of audio commentary. Use your 24-hour ticket to see sights like the Kon-Tiki Museum, Akershus Fortress, Vigeland Sculpture Park and more.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$46.78
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$46.78
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Small-Group Oslo Bike Tour: City Highlights

Small-Group Oslo Bike Tour: City Highlights

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Immerse yourself in the cultural and architectural majesty of Oslo on a leisurely 3-hour bike tour of the Norwegian capital. With a knowledgeable guide, cruise through the  charming city streets and visit popular attractions like Aker Brygge shipyard, Akerhus Castle and the Royal Palace. Receive an insightful introduction to the city’s rich historical heritage and enjoy an intimate atmosphere on this small-group tour, limited to only 15 people.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$54.17
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$54.17
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Oslo Small Group Walking Tour

Oslo Small Group Walking Tour

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Discover Oslo on foot during this small-group walking tour. As you visit landmarks like the Akershus Castle, the Norwegian Parliament, and the Opera House, your local guide shares information on Norway from the Vikings through present day. In addition to these major sights, your guide points out lesser-known backstreets and other hidden gems.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$57.44
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$57.44

Best of Oslo Private Tour

Best of Oslo Private Tour

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When your ship docks in Oslo's port, take a private tour of the city on foot. Walk through the Norwegian capital, including visits to the Royal Palace, the National Theater, the Parliament Building, Oslo Cathedral, and Akershus. Visit Vigeland Sculpture Park, the Viking Museum, and Oslo's best lookout: the Holmenkollen Skip Jump.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$509.00
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$509.00
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Oslo Highlights Private Walking Tour

Oslo Highlights Private Walking Tour

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This 4-hour private tour shows you only the best of Oslo. Visit the Opera House and Palace in the city center, then explore the dreamy sculptures of Vigeland Park and listen to stories about the artist who created them. Head to the Viking Ship Museum to see some of the best-preserved ships in the world. Delve into Viking culture and learn about its impact on Norway today.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$256.41
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$256.41
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Oslo Highlights and Kon-Tiki Museum By Walk & Public Transport

Oslo Highlights and Kon-Tiki Museum By Walk & Public Transport

Enjoy personalized attention and plenty of chances to ask questions on this private, 6-hour walking tour in Oslo. Add a visit to the Kon-Tiki museum to the comprehensive tour, during which your guide will teach you about Norwegian history, culture, and architecture. Pickup and drop-off at your Oslo accommodations included.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$455.00
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$455.00
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Private Oslo City & Viking Ship Museum Walking Tour

Private Oslo City & Viking Ship Museum Walking Tour

Get a taste of Oslo’s colorful history with this 3.5-hour private walking tour. Start at the Nobel Peace Center, and visit the quirky Opera House, Central Station, and Norwegian Tiger as you explore the city center. Head to the Viking Ship Museum in Bygdøy to see original ships and listen to stories about the beliefs, culture, and customs of the Vikings.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$196.44
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$196.44
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Oslo Private Walking Tour

Oslo Private Walking Tour

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Benefit from personalized attention and the ability to travel at your own pace during this private walking tour of Oslo. Perfect for those short on time or first-time visitors to Oslo, this tour lets you cover the city's highlights efficiently. Your guide will focus their commentary on issues and locations that interest you and your private group; you'll also have plenty of time to ask questions.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$186.85
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$186.85
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Myths and Legends of Oslo

Myths and Legends of Oslo

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Follow in the footsteps of ancient Vikings, criminals and legendary local ghosts on a private walking tour through the heart of Oslo with a storyteller guide. See the main attractions in the historic center as you trace a route from City Hall to Kvadraturen and the landmarks of Karl Johans gate. Learn the dark side of local history as your guide brings fierce battles, myths, and murders to life, and hear about some of Norway’s most offbeat traditions. Enjoy the change to take in Oslo's sights with a fun twist. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
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  • 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$295.42
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$295.42
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Private 5-hrs Oslo Exclusive Driverguide Luxury Limo/Van-Tour incl Museums

Private 5-hrs Oslo Exclusive Driverguide Luxury Limo/Van-Tour incl Museums

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Private Tour (Priced per car) that can be tailored according to our interests and preferences. The tour doesn't follow the standard tourist route, but also show the local life and living areas around the Aker River. . We are all native Scandinavians with a keen interest in our country’s culture and history. We are especially passionate about giving visitors the opportunity to explore all Oslo has to offer, including its spectacular surrounding fjord - and forest area, and the city's fascinating rural and urban culture and history. All our driverguides are formally trained and licensed guides. We also come from educational and professional backgrounds which have given us extensive insight into additional facets of Norwegian society such as industry, trade and the arts. We guarantee skilled, safe and comfortable driving using the best modern vehicles available today.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,292.68
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$1,292.68
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Oslo Private Panoramic Tour

Oslo Private Panoramic Tour

Spend your shore excursion in Oslo in the company of a private guide during this driving tour. Get personalized attention and enjoy a flexible itinerary while visiting the city's highlights, such as the Oslo Opera House, the Cathedral, Slottsparken, Akershus Castle, and the Oslo Fjord.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$360.00
Price varies by group size
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$360.00
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Oslo City Walk

Oslo City Walk

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Enjoy an express tour of Oslo’s city center. Over the course of 2.5 hours, get a taste of Norwegian culture and visit major sights like Akerhus Fortress, City Hall, and the modern Opera House. Sample traditional brunost cheese before your visit ends. This efficient tour offers a perfect overview of beautiful Oslo.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$37.88
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$37.88
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Oslo City & Vigeland Park Private Walking Tour

Oslo City & Vigeland Park Private Walking Tour

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Skip the hassle of a map and guidebook with this Oslo walking tour that touches on the most important landmarks, as well as the Vigeland Park, in just a few hours. Learn about the city’s fascinating history from your guide as you stroll past highlights like Akershus Castle, Rådhuset (City Hall), and the Aker Brygge district. End in the vast Vigeland Park, home to more than 200 sculptures.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$179.65
Price varies by group size
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$179.65
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City Highlights and Christmas Markets Walking Tour (Private)

City Highlights and Christmas Markets Walking Tour (Private)

Discover the beauty of Oslo during the winter with a walking tour of the city's highlights. Experience the magic of Norwegian Christmas by visiting the markets with a local guide.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$86.16
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$86.16
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Oslo Highlights. Best Private Walking Tour of Oslo with a Local Guide.

Oslo Highlights. Best Private Walking Tour of Oslo with a Local Guide.

There is indeed a lot to do in Oslo!  “Oslo” translated from old Norwegian language means: ‘the valley of Gods”.     If you going to have a half-day sightseeing, I would recommend you to have to a City Tour by foot for 3 hours, showing the city center, i.e. Aker Brygge, the Royal Palace, the Parliament, the University, the main streets, etc.  You will also visit a medieval Fortress Akershus / Vigeland Sculpture Park My references available at Viator site
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$252.50
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Oslo Must Sees

Oslo Must Sees

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See all of Oslo's most important attractions in just one guided walking tour. Soak up the atmosphere on the city streets as your guide takes you to Akershus Fortress, Oslo City Hall, and the Royal Palace. Head just outside of the city center to Vigeland Park to admire a vast collection of unusual sculptures all created by just one man. Throughout the tour, your guide explains the history and context of each attraction, leaving you with a well-rounded first impression of Norway's capital.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$65.65
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$65.65
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Oslo walk sightseeing tour

Oslo walk sightseeing tour

If you have limited time in Oslo, skip the crowded group tours and enjoy a personalized experience of the city. This private excursion is exclusively for your party and takes you to see the city’s main sights on foot. You’ll see such attractions as the Opera House, City Hall, and Royal Palace while learning from your guide about Oslo’s fascinating history.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$286.33
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$286.33
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Oslo Throughout the History

Oslo Throughout the History

Oslo is one of the most storied cities in Scandinavia, rich in history and lore. Take a deep dive into its unique culture with this private tour that touches on the city's highlights in just hours. Skip the hassle of following a map and instead navigate through the city with a private guide, stopping to admire top sights like the Akershus Castle and Fortress, Town Hall, and Aker Brygge.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$276.17
per group
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$276.17
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Oslo Self Guided Audio Tour

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Oslo Self Guided Audio Tour

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Norway’s vibrant capital city, Oslo, has rich layers of Norse kings, raiding Vikings, and modern culture. This audio tour guides you to some of the city’s top sites, including the Nobel Peace Prize Centre, Viking Ship Museum, Akershus Fortress, Norwegian Resistance Museum, and more. Along the way, you’ll hear the history of the city’s early roots as a Viking stronghold, learn about the Great Fire, and step into the present day.
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  • 1 to 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$12.23
$15.29
$3.06 savings
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Oslo Old Town City Private City Exploration Game

Oslo Old Town City Private City Exploration Game

Journey through modern Oslo and follow the clues to discover the origins, stories and challenges faced across the capital’s 1,000-year history. Play the role of Harald Hardrada – Viking King and founder of Oslo. Visit wonderful sights including the Royal Palace, Parliament and Akershus Fortress whilst unlocking many surprising stories, including how Oslo became the home of the Nobel Peace Prize. Sharpen your mind as Harald sharpens his sword – get ready to raid the treasured tales of Oslo! Highlights: Learn about Oslo history, from medieval beginnings to its dramatic rebuilding Discover the stories of Norway’s journey to independence from Sweden and Denmark Find out about the Nobel Peace Prize and visit the City Hall where the award is given Make your way to Akershus Fortress, overlooking the fjord and landscape surrounding Oslo Try a new type of experience, the perfect mix between a tour, an outdoor escape game, and a treasure hunt.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$9.22
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$9.22
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Oslo E-bike Highlights Tour

Oslo E-bike Highlights Tour

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Let our tour guides give you an insider’s perspective of the city, mixing adventure and education to form an unforgettable time. This tour of the city allows you to see the biggest attractions of Oslo, and it is designed to be leisurely so that you still have lots of energy for the rest of your day. Oslo is really bike friendly city, and you feel safe in traffic. E-cycles are so much fun and as easy as riding a normal bike. With almost no effort you can cover great distances without breaking a sweat.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$98.47
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$98.47
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A Well Balanced Food and History Tour with Focus on the Scandinavian Kitchen

A Well Balanced Food and History Tour with Focus on the Scandinavian Kitchen

Take a peek inside the history and traditions of the Scandinavian kitchen on this half-day tour in Oslo. This tour combines visits to Oslo historic highlights—such as Akershus Fortress, Parliament, Royal Residence, and the National Gallery—with eating and drinking destinations. Listen to commentary about Scandinavian food during visits to a traditional Norwegian canteen, the Freja Chocolatier, the main food market, and historic restaurants.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$347.18
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$347.18
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Full 7 hours-day Private Oslo

Full 7 hours-day Private Oslo "Stroll and Roll" by Norway Exclusive Limousines

Oslo Pass Included! This private Stroll&Roll tour combines the best of strolling through the city center of Oslo (Note: Driving restrictions, thus best by foot) followed by the comfortable "roll" up hills in our luxury limousines. Always guided by one of our skilled and licensed guides. Starting at your hotel (either with the Stroll or the Roll first) we guide you through our history from the Viking age, through the renaissance, the capital development in the 19th century to our vibrant living city center of today. Then up hill to the Vigeland sculpture park and the Holmenkollen ski area, and maybe the famous apple cake at Frognerseter traditional restaurant? Ending the day in the maritime homeland of the Vikings and the great polar explorers! And maybe a "sun-downer" at the Opera house, imaging the ice berg rising up from the blue fjord. Any wishes or ideas? We adopt!
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$677.12
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Akershus Castle (Akershus Slott) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 43 Akershus Castle (Akershus Slott) tickets and tours on Viator.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Akershus Castle (Akershus Slott) costs USD 9.22. Guided Akershus Castle (Akershus Slott) tours start around USD 9.22 per person. See all 43 Akershus Castle (Akershus Slott) tickets and tours on Viator.
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