This trip includes a visit to the medieval Castle of Akershus and the Royal Palace of Oslo, and is available from 23rd June to 14th August.
The tour starts at the Royal Palace of Oslo, where the King and Queen live in a part of the palace, while a part is opened to the public in summer. There will be an English speaking guide there that will show you the stately rooms.
We then walk through the center of the city to the medieval Akershus castle. The castle and fortress contain buildings built by the Norwegian king Haakon the 5th in 1300, and has been added to and alterered by various kings in the course of history. On the tour of the castle you will see old offices and a school room, dungeons where famous criminals where held prisoners, the present royal mausoleum, the royal chapel, and the stately reception rooms now used by the Norwegian government, and hear about the ghosts residing in the castle.
The area around the castle offer beautiful views of Oslo and the fjord.
- Oslo Royal Castle inside visit
- Akershus medieval castle inside visit
MEETING POINT + TOUR DURATION
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building, Suggested by Guide: Any hotel in the city center If living outside city center, the Royal Castle, back entrance.
Duration: 3 hours
The walk between the castles is appr. 1 km.
- Guiding Services
ESTIMATED LOCAL CASH NEEDED
350 NOK - Entrance fee to Royal Palace and Akershus Castle
- Personal Expenses
In Norway you need a professional driver's license to drive paying guests. My tours are either by public transport, walking, or by hired car with driver.