Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Oslo

Akershus Fortress

Experience 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. Make sure to visit this iconic Norwegian monument for a glimpse into the kingdom’s history.

Exploring the historical grounds

This 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. An age-old seat of the Norwegian kings, the fortress provides a regal location for official government functions and state occasions.

Visit 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 tour

While you are welcome to walk around and discover Akershus Fortress yourself, you are sure to learn a lot more on a guided tour. The 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. If you want to make the most out of your visit, then a tour is the way to go. 

Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Oslo is only a short car ride away from this popular attraction. 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.