Akershus Fortress, Oslo, Norway - Firebird City Guides

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Akershus Fortress, Oslo, Norway
A HISTORY LESSON
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: An exciting Scandinavia tour of its most fabled highlights. Travel by train & ferry through the fjords. Visit Copenhagen, Oslo & Stockholm. All Scandinavian hallmarks in one marvelous small group trip.

Private tour  |  Nearest Date:
Flexible

10 days

5 cities

3 countries

Copenhagen | Oslo | Flam | Bergen | Stockholm

Discover Scandinavian nature's masterpieces with a private alternative of our classic trip to Scandinavia, custom tour around Sweden, Norway & Denmark.

Small group tour  |  Nearest Date:
May 12, 2019

14 days

7 cities

5 countries

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

FREE EXTENSION: Travel all Scandinavia, enjoying complimentary days in the capital of Finland, Helsinki

Small group tour  |  Nearest Date:
May 12, 2019

16 days

8 cities

5 countries

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

FREE EXTENSION: Enjoy the wonders of Scandinavia and Russia during this well-balanced all-inclusive tour. Visit Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Russia with a small group. All the arrangements are on us, including your visas.

Private rail tour  |  Nearest Date:
Flexible

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:
Flexible

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:
Flexible

17 days

9 cities

7 countries

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

Embark on a Scandinavia journey with extension to "hidden treasures" of Baltic States. An extended version of our classic package tour.
E.g., Sep 21 2018