From the 26th to the 28th of May, Akershus Festning will turn into medieval Oslo. It’s time for 2017’s edition of Middelalderfestivalen – Oslo’s medieval festival.
Since 1994, the board for Oslo Middelalderfestival have arranged events to spread knowledge of Oslo’s history in medieval times. There’s a lot of history to be found! The festival takes you back to the year 1314 when Oslo was the country’s most powerful city and had just been named the capital of the country. It’s a folk festival that suits the whole family, with concerts, theatre, and crafts. That the spot for the festival is Akershus Festning is not a coincidence; the first time the fortress is named in writing is in 1300, and it was an important place during this time.
If you’re interested in visiting the festival, you can buy tickets here.