9 Forts in Norway that you should visit - With photos & details

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9 Forts to explore in Norway

The country has the fourth-highest per capita income in the world. It has the world's largest sovereign wealth fund, with a value of US$1 trillion. Norway has had the highest Human Development Index ranking in the world since 2009, a position also held previously between 2001 and 2006.

Akershus Fortress0150 Oslo, Norway

Akershus Fortress is a medieval castle situated in Oslo city center. Throughout its history, it has had great strategic and symbolic value for Oslo and Norway. Akershus Fortress is still a military area. The castle was modernized under King Christian IV (1588-1648) and converted into a Renaissance castle and royal residence. Now it is open daily to the public.

Austrått FortLundahaugen, 7140 Opphaug, Norway

Austrått Fort is a massive fortification with a five-storey cannon tower. The fortress was built by the occupying German forces during World War 2, and the battery was originally on board the battleship Gneisenau.

Bergenhus Fortress5003 Bergen, Norway

Bergenhus fortress is a fortress located in Bergen, Norway. The fortress contains buildings dating as far back as the 1240s, as well as later constructions built as recently as World War II.

Fredriksten fortressGeneralveien 27, 1769 Halden, Norway

This Fortress was constructed by Denmark-Norway in the 17th century. The fortress is home to several museums and art exhibitions.

Hegra Fortress7520 Stjørdal, Norway

Hegra Fortress is a small mountain fortress in the village of Hegra in the municipality of Stjørdal in Trøndelag county, Norway. Originally known as Ingstadkleiven Fort, it was built between 1908–1910 as a border fort as a defense against the perceived threat of a Swedish invasion.

Karljohansvern3183 Horten, Norway

A national fortification which is surrounded by protected nature and the Oslofjord. Karljohansvern was the Norwegian Navy's main base and is a magnificent military-historical cultural area.  There is also a great museum and recreation area.

Kongsvinger FortressO. A. Hexums veg 17, 2213 Kongsvinger, Norway

The Fortress was built from 1673 an onwards and it served as an efficient protection foreign soldiers – especially from Sweden. The Fortress was never conquered by enemies of Norway. Today the Fortress is open all year. It is regarded as on the region's main attractions.

Kristiansten FestningKristianstensbakken 60, 7014 Trondheim, Norway

Kristiansten Fortress has been a central part of the fortress city of Trondheim since the end of the 17th century, as part of Johan Caspar von Cicignon and Anthony Coucheron's fortifying city plan for Trondheim after the city fire in 1681. The defense of the city was originally built on the fortifications along the Nidelven and Skansen and the fjord.

Oscarsborg FortressHusvikveien, 1443 Oscarsborg, Norway

Oscarsborg Fortress is a coastal fortress in the Oslofjord. The fortress is best known for sinking the German heavy cruiser "Blücher" on 9 April 1940.