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Visitor Centre

The Visitor Centre is located in ’the long red house’ from 1774 by the Carp pond. It is the natural starting point for an exploration of Akershus fortress.

Our staff is up to date on the cultural happenings and activities on the grounds. We offer exciting and informative exhibitions on the history of Akershus fortress and have scheduled guided tours all through the year. The Visitor Centre also has a small sales shop where we sell warm beverages and books related to the history of Akershus fortress.

Heartily welcome!

Free entrance.

TEMPORARY EXHIBITIONS ABOUT THE HISTORY OF AKERSHUS FORTRESS

The prisoners of Akershus – from The Middle Ages to 1950
The exhibition, which consists of text, photos and artefacts follows the history of prisoners at Akershus castle in The Middle Ages, and inside the fortress up until the Settlement after WW2, and the prison's final closure in 1950.

1716 - The siege
300 years ago the 'Lion of the North', King Charles XII of Sweden, launched an attack on Norway. The Swedes captured Christiania (Oslo) Town and laid siege upon Akershus fortress. This exhibition follows the story of the siege day-to-day from the crossing of the Border to the Swedish retreat 39 event filled days later.

GUIDED TOURS

Join us for an exciting walk through 700 years of Norwegian history!

Akershus fortress from The Middle Ages until today
Join us for a walk on the fortress grounds and hear about the beginnings of Akershus, daily life through the centuries, Royal visits and celebrations and hostile sieges. We promise fun, exciting and gruesome glimpses from the fortress' first 700 years!

September - June
Saturdays and Sundays at 1.pm

July:
Daily at 1.pm

August:
1.-13.:
Daily at 1.pm
14.-31.: Saturdays and Sundays at 1.pm

TICKETS

Drop-in tours
Adults: NOK 60,-
Seniors/students: NOK 45,-
Children: NOK 30,-
Family (2+4): NOK 150,-

Group prices (special booking of tours, maximum 40 pax):
Monday-Friday before 16.00 NOK 1250,-
Saturday-Sunday before 16.00 NOK 1500,-
Monday-Sunday after 16.00 NOK 2500,-

Bookings and other inquiries
Tel: +47 23 09 39 17
 info.akershusfestning@mil.no

Opening hours Visitor Centre

September – June
Monday – Friday 11.00 – 16.00 
Saturday – Sunday 12.00 – 17.00

 

July – August
Monday – Friday 11.00 – 17.00 
Saturday – Sunday 11.00 – 17.00

 

Free entrance



REGULAR GUIDED TOURS

September - june
saturday and Sunday: 14.00 (F) and 15.00 


July
All days: 14.00 (F) and 15.00


August
1st-13th: All days: 14.00 (F) og 15.00
14th-31th: Saturday and Sunday: 14.00 (F) og 15.00 

(F) = the guided tour "From the dark living room to single cell"

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