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Oscarsborg Fortress, Oslo

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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.
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  • 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 cautionary note: if you have mobility issues, travel in Oslo or Bergen will be much more challenging. The fortress was high on our must see list, and glad we visited, but beware, there are steep... 
    A cautionary note: if you have mobility issues, travel in Oslo or Bergen will be much more challenging. The fortress was high on our must see list, and glad we visited, but beware, there are steep...  more »
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  • 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
  • Lovely trip from Oslo with public ferry. Guns, fortifications, bunkers, museum with free entrance, blooming meadow with friendly goats on it and hidden sjøbad on the smaller island. Spend there wonderful 3 hours.

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