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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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  • 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 »
  • Oscarsborg Fortress is located on two small islands across from the town of Drobak. Even a brief glance on a map confirms that this location is essential to protecting Oslo from a sea borne... 
    Oscarsborg Fortress is located on two small islands across from the town of Drobak. Even a brief glance on a map confirms that this location is essential to protecting Oslo from a sea borne...  more »
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  • The location gives and amazing experience! It is scenic, historical, tranquil and a bang for the buck. The hotel room lacked proper air ventilation and one would assume that the ferry cost to the island would be included.
  • 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

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