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Akershus Castle (Akershus Slott) Tours and Tickets

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Set on the banks of Oslo Fjord, Akershus Castle (Akershus Slott)—also known as Akershus Fortress (Akershus Festning)—was built in 1299 as a residence for Norway’s royal family. Over the years it has served as a fortress to protect Oslo against sieges from rival Swedish forces, as a Renaissance castle, and as a full-fledged 19th-century prison.

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Oslo Discovery Tour: Holmenkollen, Vigeland Park, Fram and Viking Ship Museum

Oslo Discovery Tour: Holmenkollen, Vigeland Park, Fram and Viking Ship Museum

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Perfect for first-time visitors and those with limited time, this comprehensive coach tour of Oslo takes you to the city's most important attractions, including Vigeland sculpture park and Holmekollen ski jump, as well as the Fram and Viking Ship Museums.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$67.05
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$67.05

Oslo City Walk

Oslo City Walk

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Enjoy an express tour of Oslo’s city center. Over the course of 2.5 hours, get a taste of Norwegian culture and visit major sights like Akerhus Fortress, City Hall, and the modern Opera House. Sample traditional brunost cheese before your visit ends. This efficient tour offers a perfect overview of beautiful Oslo.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$34.39
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$34.39

Oslo Throughout the History

Oslo Throughout the History

Oslo is one of the most storied cities in Scandinavia, rich in history and lore. Take a deep dive into its unique culture with this private tour that touches on the city's highlights in just hours. Skip the hassle of following a map and instead navigate through the city with a private guide, stopping to admire top sights like the Akershus Castle and Fortress, Town Hall, and Aker Brygge.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$250.73
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$250.73
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Myths and Legends of Oslo

Myths and Legends of Oslo

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Follow in the footsteps of ancient Vikings, criminals and legendary local ghosts on a private walking tour through the heart of Oslo with a storyteller guide. See the main attractions in the historic center as you trace a route from City Hall to Kvadraturen and the landmarks of Karl Johans gate. Learn the dark side of local history as your guide brings fierce battles, myths, and murders to life, and hear about some of Norway’s most offbeat traditions. Enjoy the change to take in Oslo's sights with a fun twist. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
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  • 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$268.20
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$268.20
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Panoramic Oslo City Sightseeing Tour

Panoramic Oslo City Sightseeing Tour

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Enhance your experience of Oslo on a comprehensive 2-hour sightseeing tour of the Norwegian capital. With a knowledgeable guide, stop at significant attractions like Vigeland Park and Holmenkollen Ski Jump while gaining fascinating insight into the city’s rich historical heritage. Marvel at the incredible bronze and granite sculptures of Gustav Vigeland and absorb sweeping vistas of the pretty city from the vertiginous vantage point of the ski jump. Then, explore the city center by coach, cruising past monuments like Oslo Cathedral and Akershus Castle, while listening to interesting commentary.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$40.23
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$40.23

Oslo Small Group Walking Tour

Oslo Small Group Walking Tour

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Discover Oslo on foot during this small-group walking tour. As you visit landmarks like the Akershus Castle, the Norwegian Parliament, and the Opera House, your local guide shares information on Norway from the Vikings through present day. In addition to these major sights, your guide points out lesser-known backstreets and other hidden gems.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$52.15
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$52.15

Oslo Like a Local: Customized Private Tour

Oslo Like a Local: Customized Private Tour

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Getting to know a new city isn’t just about seeing its sights but meeting its people. With this private custom Oslo tour, connect with a local for a real feel of the city they love. Share your interests with your friend-in-the-making before meeting for a walking tour that delivers a personalized and authentic take on the city: from pointers on restaurants to finding little-known sights and ways to get around.
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  • 2 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$41.32
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$41.32
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Self-Guided Full Day Trip From Oslo To Bergen with Flåm Railway And Sognefjord
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Self-Guided Full Day Trip From Oslo To Bergen with Flåm Railway And Sognefjord

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Choose your own adventure on a self-guided tour of Norway, from Oslo to Bergen. All transportation is included for your excursion through some of the country's most beautiful alpine scenery. Scenic rail journeys on the Flåm Railway and Bergen Railway, as well as a cruise through the Aurlandsfjord and Nærøyfjord.
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  • 12 hours
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$427.89
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$427.89

Taste of Oslo Walking Tour

Taste of Oslo Walking Tour

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Oslo is one of the best places in Norway to sample traditional cuisine, if you know where to look. Led by a local guide, this walking tour provides an insider’s perspective on the best spots to try Norwegian dishes, snacks, and drinks—plus an inside look at local sights, history, and culture.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$150.87
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$150.87

Unknown war. Oslo and Norway during 1940-45

Unknown war. Oslo and Norway during 1940-45

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Take a journey back in the time to the 1940´s, where the Nazi-German forces had occupied Oslo. On this guided walking tour we will pass along main streets of Oslo, but we will look at them from a broader vision. The war left many traces in the city, but it's not so easy to notice them.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$145.28
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$145.28
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Oslo City Private Walking Tour

Oslo City Private Walking Tour

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Oslo’s modern city centre was designed to be discovered by foot. Join us for an Oslo City Private Walking Tour and see for yourself! We'll check out the best of the city centre, digging into Norwegian culture along the way.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$147.05
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$147.05
Price varies by group size

Oslo Self Guided Audio Tour

Oslo Self Guided Audio Tour

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An immersive historical story of Oslo, this audio tour will take you on a fantastic journey where you will see such sights as the fascinating Viking Ship Museum and the mighty Akershus Fortress. Perfectly suited for discovery on foot, our self-guided audio tour allows you to set the pace and explore at your leisure as you uncover the stories of this exciting city. On this tour you will learn about the important role the sea has played in the development of the city over the past 800 years and how it has shaped the lives of the people who live here. To discover this wonderful city in your own time and at your own pace just download this self-guided audio tour, pop in your headphones, open the map that comes with your download and start walking. The tour will take approximately two hours, but you can pause the audio guide when needed. Grab a bite to eat or do some shopping along the way. Please note that this tour is only available in English.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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$15.29
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$15.29

In the Heart of Oslo Walking Tour with Local Guide

In the Heart of Oslo Walking Tour with Local Guide

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This tour covers many of the must-see attractions of the city center: Walk the ramparts of the fortress which has protected the city since 1319, and since then has been the scene of many events in Norwegian history. The fortress has been a castle, a prison and a warehouse and is now host to 3 museums. See Kristiania Torg, which used to be the heart and soul of the city. If you are short on time, but still want to cover the main attractions, this is the tour for you.The tour ends on Karl Johan near the Parliament. The tour starts every Saturday at 2 pm.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$22.35
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$22.35

Private Bike Tour (3 hours)

Private Bike Tour (3 hours)

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A guided bike tour is a safe and unique way to discover Oslo, a bike friendly city with very limited car traffic, bike paths and green parks in every neighborhood. Your guide will not only guide you safely around the city, but share stories about life in Oslo and Norway: history as well as cultural aspects like food, weather, the welfare state, politics, nature and more. During uncertain times due to the Covid-19 crisis, it is wise to choose an outdoor activity with good distance between participants. A private bike tour is the perfect option. Feel like a local and discover the city by bike. In this 3-hour version of our popular private bike tour, you will have enough time to see the must-see sites while still having plenty of time during the rest of the day to visit museums, enjoy local restaurants or discover Oslo's amazing nature. Feel free to tell the guide about any sites you want to visit and we can tailor the tour to your needs!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$472.16
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$472.16
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Oslo Highlights Private Walking Tour

Oslo Highlights Private Walking Tour

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This 4-hour private tour shows you only the best of Oslo. Visit the Opera House and Palace in the city center, then explore the dreamy sculptures of Vigeland Park and listen to stories about the artist who created them. Head to the Viking Ship Museum to see some of the best-preserved ships in the world. Delve into Viking culture and learn about its impact on Norway today.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$232.79
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$232.79
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Private 5-hrs Oslo Exclusive Driverguide Luxury Limo/Van-Tour incl Museums

Private 5-hrs Oslo Exclusive Driverguide Luxury Limo/Van-Tour incl Museums

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Private Tour (Priced per car) that can be tailored according to our interests and preferences. The tour doesn't follow the standard tourist route, but also show the local life and living areas around the Aker River. . We are all native Scandinavians with a keen interest in our country’s culture and history. We are especially passionate about giving visitors the opportunity to explore all Oslo has to offer, including its spectacular surrounding fjord - and forest area, and the city's fascinating rural and urban culture and history. All our driverguides are formally trained and licensed guides. We also come from educational and professional backgrounds which have given us extensive insight into additional facets of Norwegian society such as industry, trade and the arts. We guarantee skilled, safe and comfortable driving using the best modern vehicles available today.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,208.41
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$1,208.41
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Oslo Old Town City Private City Exploration Game

Oslo Old Town City Private City Exploration Game

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Journey through modern Oslo and follow the clues to discover the origins, stories and challenges faced across the capital’s 1,000-year history. Play the role of Harald Hardrada – Viking King and founder of Oslo. Visit wonderful sights including the Royal Palace, Parliament and Akershus Fortress whilst unlocking many surprising stories, including how Oslo became the home of the Nobel Peace Prize. Sharpen your mind as Harald sharpens his sword – get ready to raid the treasured tales of Oslo! Highlights: Learn about Oslo history, from medieval beginnings to its dramatic rebuilding Discover the stories of Norway’s journey to independence from Sweden and Denmark Find out about the Nobel Peace Prize and visit the City Hall where the award is given Make your way to Akershus Fortress, overlooking the fjord and landscape surrounding Oslo Try a new type of experience, the perfect mix between a tour, an outdoor escape game, and a treasure hunt.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
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$8.62
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$8.62
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Oslo Self-Guided Mystery Tour of the Murder at Akerhus Fortress

Oslo Self-Guided Mystery Tour of the Murder at Akerhus Fortress

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Solve A Mystery is a self-guided murder mystery city tour in Oslo for friends and family! Simply purchase online, collect it at our pick-up spot, and begin your adventure any time that suits you. The murder mystery is takes place around the Akerhus Castle. Through the interactive mystery you will experience sightseeing and history in a new and exciting way!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$44.88
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$44.88
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Oslo Must Sees

Oslo Must Sees

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See all of Oslo's most important attractions in just one guided walking tour. Soak up the atmosphere on the city streets as your guide takes you to Akershus Fortress, Oslo City Hall, and the Royal Palace. Head just outside of the city center to Vigeland Park to admire a vast collection of unusual sculptures all created by just one man. Throughout the tour, your guide explains the history and context of each attraction, leaving you with a well-rounded first impression of Norway's capital.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$59.60
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$59.60

Oslo City & Vigeland Park Private Walking Tour
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Oslo City & Vigeland Park Private Walking Tour

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Skip the hassle of a map and guidebook with this Oslo walking tour that touches on the most important landmarks, as well as the Vigeland Park, in just a few hours. Learn about the city’s fascinating history from your guide as you stroll past highlights like Akershus Castle, Rådhuset (City Hall), and the Aker Brygge district. End in the vast Vigeland Park, home to more than 200 sculptures.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$163.10
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$163.10
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Private Oslo City & Viking Ship Museum Walking Tour
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Private Oslo City & Viking Ship Museum Walking Tour

Get a taste of Oslo’s colorful history with this 3.5-hour private walking tour. Start at the Nobel Peace Center, and visit the quirky Opera House, Central Station, and Norwegian Tiger as you explore the city center. Head to the Viking Ship Museum in Bygdøy to see original ships and listen to stories about the beliefs, culture, and customs of the Vikings.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$178.34
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$178.34
Price varies by group size

Full 7 hours-day Private Oslo

Full 7 hours-day Private Oslo "Stroll and Roll" by Norway Exclusive Limousines

Oslo Pass Included! This private Stroll&Roll tour combines the best of strolling through the city center of Oslo (Note: Driving restrictions, thus best by foot) followed by the comfortable "roll" up hills in our luxury limousines. Always guided by one of our skilled and licensed guides. Starting at your hotel (either with the Stroll or the Roll first) we guide you through our history from the Viking age, through the renaissance, the capital development in the 19th century to our vibrant living city center of today. Then up hill to the Vigeland sculpture park and the Holmenkollen ski area, and maybe the famous apple cake at Frognerseter traditional restaurant? Ending the day in the maritime homeland of the Vikings and the great polar explorers! And maybe a "sun-downer" at the Opera house, imaging the ice berg rising up from the blue fjord. Any wishes or ideas? We adopt!
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$632.98
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$632.98
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Viking Ship and Open-Air Museum Private Tour

Viking Ship and Open-Air Museum Private Tour

Visit the famous Viking Ship Museum with its archaeological finds from different areas of Scandinavia and the Open-Air Museum that holds rural history of Norway. During the city tour you will also make great photo stops at such attractions as Akershus Castle and Fortress and the Royal Palace Park (Slottsparken), Oslo Cathedral, Oslo Fjord and Oslo Opera House and many others.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$726.16
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$726.16
Price varies by group size

A Well Balanced Food and History Tour with Focus on the Scandinavian Kitchen

A Well Balanced Food and History Tour with Focus on the Scandinavian Kitchen

Take a peek inside the history and traditions of the Scandinavian kitchen on this half-day tour in Oslo. This tour combines visits to Oslo historic highlights—such as Akershus Fortress, Parliament, Royal Residence, and the National Gallery—with eating and drinking destinations. Listen to commentary about Scandinavian food during visits to a traditional Norwegian canteen, the Freja Chocolatier, the main food market, and historic restaurants.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$315.20
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$315.20
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Akershus Castle (Akershus Slott) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Akershus Castle (Akershus Slott) 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Akershus Castle (Akershus Slott) costs USD 8.62. Guided Akershus Castle (Akershus Slott) tours start around USD 8.62 per person.
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