One of the most prominent landmarks in Oslo, Akershus Fortress is a medieval castle steeped in history and still plays a major role in state occasions. The fortress is also home to a church, two museums, a café and a castle.
The Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Oslo is a superb place to stay while enjoying a sightseeing holiday in Oslo, thanks to its comfortable and stylish rooms, scenic bar, fitness centre and fine restaurant. If you choose to visit Akershus Fortress, experience the ultimate in comfort with this Oslo hotel.
Exploring Akershus Fortress
The Akershus Fortress is one of the national symbols of Norway and an integral part of Oslo's identity. Built to protect the city, the Akershus Fortress overlooks Oslo in its position on the banks of the Oslo Fjord and is home to the Norwegian Ministry of Defence. An age-old seat of the Norwegian kings, the fortress provides a regal location for official government functions and state occasions.
Visitors can visit the castle to admire its ancient architecture and learn more about the fortress's long history, which dates back to the 14th century. The Norwegian Armed Forces museum allows visitors to find out more about the country's military and the Resistance Museum is the leading authority on the Nazi occupation of Norway during World War II. For visitors looking for a break in the action, the fortress also has two excellent cafés.
Stay near Akershus Fortress at the Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Oslo
Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Oslo is only a short car ride away from the Akershus Fortress. The hotel's central location allows guests to visit the fortress and enjoy the citys many other great attractions from fine accommodation in Oslo.