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Oscarsborg Fortress (Norwegian: Oscarsborg festning) is a coastal fortress in the Oslofjord, close to the small town of Drøbak in Viken county, Norway. The best known part is situated on two small islets. The main artillery batteries are on the island Håøya and smaller batteries on the mainland to the west and east in the fjord and was military territory until 2003 when it was made a publicly available resort island. The fortress is best known for sinking the German heavy cruiser Blücher on 9 April 1940. In 2014, Oscarsborg Fortress was given protected status.For travelers who use our international travel planner, Oslo holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Oscarsborg Fortress and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
Oscarsborg Fortress reviews
A great place to waste a day. Best on warm and sunny days but great also mid winter if you wear the right clothes. End the time there with pizza and beer.
A great place to waste a day. Best on warm and sunny days but great also mid winter if you wear the right clothes. End the time there with pizza and beer. more »
Spent 4 hours on the islands. There are 2 islands that are connected by a small bridge. Got their via the Legacy of the Fjords cruise. A few maps dotted around the 2 islands to help get around...
Spent 4 hours on the islands. There are 2 islands that are connected by a small bridge. Got their via the Legacy of the Fjords cruise. A few maps dotted around the 2 islands to help get around... more »
A nice day trip away from Oslo. Easy accessible with boat (and not that expensive). Nice to just wander around and across the two small islands. Visit the fort and museums (although the museums could be a bit more exciting - missed more involving the actual fort). A few places to eat, and lots of nice places to have picknick. Recommended
This place is so rich with history. I enjoyed it better than any other city museums. It has its own museum which is inside the fortress. You will find many doors that can be opened and on every corner there is something new you can discover. There’s even a quiz in underground tunnels, to test your knowledge about the battle that happened on this island. To get here you need to pay the ferry boat ticket, which is 110 nok both ways. The museum has free entry.
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