Akershus festning, akershus slott
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Akershus Castle

Opening hours 2024

May - August:
Monday - Saturday 10.00 - 16.00
Sunday 12.00 - 16.00

September - December:
Saturday and Sunday 12.00 - 17.00

January - April:
Saturday and Sunday 12.00 - 17.00


  • Adult: NOK 100,-
  • Senior/student/groups of more than 10 persons: NOK 60,- per person 
  • Children (y 6-18): NOK 40,- 
  • Family (Two adults + Up to four children): NOK 250,- 
  • Oslo Pass and ICOM-card holders: free admission

We offer included audio guides in Norwegian, English, French and German.
We accept credit cards and Norwegian cash. No vouchers.

Tickets are exclusively sold in the castle gift shop. We do not offer presale online.

Groups may book and reserve guided tours all year round. 

  • Price guided tour before 16:00 NOK 1750,-
  • Price guided tour after 16:00 NOK 3750,-
  • Price guided tour for school classes before 16:00 NOK 750,-


tel.: +47 23093553

Please note that Akershus Castle may close on short notice due to government functions.

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A visit to Akershus Castle is like a walk through Norwegian history from the 14th Century until the present day. 

Originally Akershus Castle was built as a medieval fortress in around 1300AD under the reign of King Håkon V.

During the first half of the 17th Century, the Danish/Norwegian King Christian IV decided to modernise and rebuild it into a renaissance castle.

In the 19th Century, the castle fell into disrepair and was close to demolition. Fortunately, Akershus Castle was rescued and restored during the first half of the 20th Century after Norway regained its independence in 1905.

Today, the castle's splendid halls are home to the Norwegian government's official functions. 

When visiting the castle, you will find remains of the original medieval castle, rooms used as a residence for the Danish-Norwegian kings, gloomy dungeons, narrow hallways and majestic halls. The gorgeous castle church and the Royal Mausoleum are also part of your tour through the caste.

Welcome to Akershus Castle
Now you can visit Akershus castle digitally. This article is a brief guide to the history and the inventory of the castle and is most suitable for our visitors prior or during the visit. The article follows the same route as the visitors to the castle. Enjoy your visit!