The dominating Akershus Fortress
One of the most prominent landmarks in Oslo, Akershus Fortress is a medieval castle steeped in history that still plays a major role in state occasions. The fortress is also home to a church, two museums, a café and a castle.
Exploring the historical groundsThis impressive stone fortress is one of the national symbols of Norway and an integral part of Oslo's identity. Built to protect the city, it overlooks the rooftops from its position on the banks of the Oslo fjord. The grounds are currently home to the Norwegian Ministry of Defense. An age-old seat of the Norwegian kings, the fortress provides a regal location for official government functions and state occasions.
You can check out the renaissance castle to admire its ancient architecture and learn more about its long history, which dates back to the 14th century. The Norwegian Armed Forces Museum inside allows you to find out more about the country's military. If you are interested in history, be sure to stop by the Resistance Museum. It is the leading authority in Norway on the Nazi occupation of the country during World War II. If you are looking for a break while strolling around the grounds, the fortress also has two excellent cafés.
Take a tourWhile you are welcome to walk around and discover Akershus Fortress yourself, you are sure to learn lots more on a guided tour. Their guides are filled to the brim with information about the buildings and grounds and promise to make your visit exciting by telling you fun stories and answering all your questions.
Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Oslo is only a short car ride away from Akershus Fortress. The hotel's central location allows guests to visit the fortress and enjoy the city’s many other great attractions. After a day exploring the Norwegian capital, come back to a stylish room and enjoy great services.