Akershus Slott

Akershus Slott information

Prices
adult/child Nkr70/30
Opening hours
10am-4pm Mon-Sat, 12.30-4pm Sun May-Aug, guided tours 11am, 1pm, 2pm & 4pm daily Jul–mid-Aug, shorter hr rest of yr
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Lonely Planet review

In the 17th century, Christian IV renovated Akershus Castle into a Renaissance palace, although the front remains decidedly medieval. In its dungeons you’ll find dark cubbyholes where outcast nobles were kept under lock and key (one dungeon still holds a rather miserable-looking model wrapped in sackcloth), while the upper floors contained sharply contrasting lavish banquet halls and staterooms.