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 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.
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.
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 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.