Akershus Fortress, Oslo, Norway - Firebird City Guides

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Akershus Fortress, Oslo, Norway
Akershus Fortress is located in the city center by the Oslo Fjord and it is a great place to discover the capital’s history and enjoy beautiful views. It is a medieval castle that was built in 1290 to protect Oslo, for a certain period of time it was used as a prison as well.There is a lot to see around and on the territory of the fortress - there is a lovely pond, an overwhelming armory display, and the water accompanied by the adjoining landscape is in itself a very nice experience.

It must be mentioned though that you have to be prepared for a whole lot of climbing and walking, so don't forget to put on your most comfortable shoes! Apart from that you can take a walking audio tour to learn about the history of the fortress and of Norway, and hear some ghost stories as well. You can also watch the sunset, the ships, from the top wall of the fortress.We recommend you visit this historical place with astonishing views.

See it on following tours

Small group tour  |  Nearest Date:
May 12, 2019

10 + 2 days

6 cities

4 countries

Copenhagen | Oslo | Flam | Bergen | Stockholm | Helsinki

FREE EXTENSION: Simply THE best tour of Scandinavia. Travel by train, ferry, and plane from Denmark on to Norway fjords, Sweden, and enjoy 3 complimentary days in Helsinki!

Private tour  |  Nearest Date:

10 days

5 cities

3 countries

Copenhagen | Oslo | Flam | Bergen | Stockholm

Discover Scandinavian nature's masterpieces with a private alternative to our classic trip to Scandinavia, custom tour around Sweden, Norway & Denmark. Four city tours with our excellent guides jazzed up with a funicular ride, prepare for a great adventure!

Private tour  |  Nearest Date:

16 days

8 cities

5 countries

Copenhagen | Oslo | Flam | Bergen | Stockholm | Helsinki | Saint Petersburg | Moscow

There is hardly any other journey in the world that can match to a level of cultural diversity and impressions! Explore Natural wonders of Norway and Scandinavia and finish your journey in the heart of Russia.
Private rail tour  |  Nearest Date:

13 days

7 cities

3 countries

Copenhagen | Malmo | Gothenburg | Stockholm | Oslo | Bergen | Flam

If you love traveling by train, this is your best program. Explore Scandinavian capitals and fantastic Fjords on Trans-Scandinavian.
Private tour  |  Nearest Date:

9 days

4 cities

4 countries

Copenhagen | Oslo | Stockholm | Helsinki

Discover Scandinavia in all its magnificence with our tailor-made Platinum program which combines luxury and 5-star comfort with rich sightseeing. This private tour itinerary will make for your journey of a lifetime.

Private tour  |  Nearest Date:

17 days

9 cities

7 countries

Copenhagen | Oslo | Flam | Bergen | Stockholm | Helsinki | Tallinn | Riga | Vilnius

Embark on a Scandinavia journey with an extension to "hidden treasures" of Baltic States. An extended version of our classic package tour of the region.
E.g., Sep 25 2018