Akershus FortressFree: All time

Akershus Fortress, located in the city centre by the Oslo Fjord, is a great place to discover Oslo’s history and enjoy a summer day. The building of Akershus Castle and Fortress was commenced in 1299 under king Håkon V. The medieval castle, which was completed in the 1300s, had a strategical location at the very end of the headland, and withstood a number of sieges throughout the ages. King Christian IV (1588-1648) had the castle modernised and converted into a Renaissance castle and royal residence. The Fortress area is a popular venue for major events, including concerts, holiday celebrations and ceremonies.

Address: Akershus festning, 0015 Oslo
Opening hours: Oct-Apr Daily 7am – 9pm; May-Sep Daily 6am – 9pm
Direction: Tram 12 to Christiania torv;
Phone: +47 23 09 39 17
Website: www.forsvarsbygg.no/festningene/Festningene/akershus-festning

Photo credit: Akershus Fortress