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Akershus Fortress

a national fortification

Akershus Fortress

The Norwegian Defence Estates Agency manages 15 national fortifications all over Norway. They welcome a total of 3,7 million visitors a year. Akershus Fortress is situated in the centre of Oslo, and with its beautiful green surroundings, it is a popular recreational area in the city. The fortress has been at the centre of the nation's growth and development for 700 years, and it is now very popular as a culture arena. At the fortress, you can experience a unique historical environment and enjoy stimulating cultural experiences.

Opening hours

May 1st - September 30th

Main gate: 6.00 - 21.00 
Side gates: Monday-Friday 7.00 - 21.00 
Side gates: Saturday-Sunday 8.00 - 21.00

The gate at Munk's Tower is closed in winter and opens again 1st of May.

October 1st - April 30th

Main gates: 7.00 - 21.00 
Side gates:  7.00 - 18.00

Free entrance to the fortress and to the The Norwegian Armed Forces Museum. Other exhibitions, guided tours and activities (concerts etc.) could be subject to an entrance fee. 


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