Akershus Fortress

A medieval fortress and castle overlooking Oslo's harbor, offering historical exhibits, guided tours, and panoramic views.

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Akershus Fortress

Explore the majestic Akershus Fortress, a medieval castle built by King Haakon IV in the 14th century. Admire the stunning architecture and learn about its rich history as a royal residence, military fortress, and prison.


Hall of Kings

Walk through the grand Hall of Kings, adorned with portraits of Norway's monarchs from the 14th to 19th centuries. Discover the stories behind each ruler and their contributions to Norwegian history.


Prison Tower

Step inside the Prison Tower, once used to imprison prominent prisoners, including political dissidents and criminals. Learn about the harsh conditions and hear tales of escape attempts.


Great Hall

Marvel at the grandeur of the Great Hall, once a banqueting hall for royal feasts and ceremonies. Admire the intricate carvings on the walls and imagine the lively gatherings that took place here.



Visit the small but beautiful chapel within the fortress walls, built in the 14th century. Admire the stained glass windows and learn about the religious significance of this space.


Battery Tower

Explore the Battery Tower, a fortified artillery platform overlooking the Oslofjord. Imagine the battles fought from this very spot and learn about the strategic importance of the fortress.


Ramparts Walk

Walk along the ramparts, the fortified walls that surround the fortress. Take in the stunning views of Oslo and the fjord below, and imagine life as a soldier guarding this fortress.



Step into the Armory, once used to store weapons and armor. See the impressive collection of medieval weaponry and learn about their use in battles throughout Norwegian history.