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Fortress which was vital at the start of WWII. Exhibitions, museum, park, hotel and conference center.
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Drobaksundet, Oslo 1443, Norway
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+47 64 90 41 61
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All reviews world war day trip norwegian history artillery pieces german invasion oslo fjord local ferry worth a visit nice trip during summer guided tour nice place to visit couple of hours torpedo guns cannon government
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Maybe because the castle/central indoor section was closed this attraction underwhelmed me. Some pretty scenery though.

Thank Chrissyflossuk
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We took the ferry from Drobak, Akershus, to the island where this fortress is situated. We had an official naval guide for over an hour who explained the defensive history of many parts of this island. What an impressive strategic military site. The sinking of...More

Thank Scott D
Reviewed 28 August 2018

We took the ferry from Drøbak, and u should use a couple of hours there before taking the ferry. Lots of great shops and a nice beach. The fortress is situated on an Island, and it has been there since the 1600s. But its really...More

Thank Magnus H
Reviewed 23 August 2018

Like most of the museums in Oslo there is so much to read that it gets tiresome. It's in the harbor area and you can see why they picked this spot for it. It over looks the entire harbor. They have other museum within the...More

Thank Richard F
Reviewed 22 August 2018

While impressive in its own right, the fortress is only part of the attraction. The island on which is stands is stunning and is surrounded by clear waters. Traveling to the island outside of busy periods will take you into a tranquil, beautiful setting strangely...More

Thank stuartriches
Reviewed 8 August 2018

A old piece of Oslo that people do not usually think about seeing. With all the reviews before my trip I feel this place was underrepresented. It Is a fun and peaceful place that makes you feel as though you step back into Norway. I...More

Thank Megan O
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Stopped for the night while sailing back to Oslo. Nice harbour (West side), but quite open to a North Easterly wind. Wandered around the historical sight where Norway managed to delay the Nazi invasion in April 1940 long enough for the King and Government to...More

Thank nitramoslo
Reviewed 6 August 2018

This is a beautiful old fort and has some very interesting museums within its wall. I would recommend trying to get on a tour as it is very large and spread out. The maps withing the fort were a little misleading about the location of...More

Thank Ruth B
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

The fortress is nice and usefull to visit,with museum, the torpedo battery,nice views, restaurant etc. From the island to the town, Drøbak is a little local ferry to take,you cannot take the regular boat from Oslo. This ferry sells only return tickets,only if you want...More

Thank szi2013
Reviewed 10 July 2018

A very interesting attraction, full of history and well worth the visit. Be prepared for a lot of walking and take a bottle of water if visiting in the sun.

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