|Photo: Forsvarsdepartemente/Erik Selmer|
One of 14 historic fortresses in Norway, Akershus is just one among many renovations along Oslo’s waterfront. Viking’s February issue takes a look at the city’s concerted effort to revive its harbor area in our feature “The New Oslo.” Read about the dynamic mix of old and new, like the cutting-edge financial district development Barcode alongside restored warehouse buildings, museums and parks. Oslo’s ongoing Bjørvika development combines futuristic architecture and historic restoration in a cultural cocktail of business, arts and entertainment, residential and green space.
Lest Oslo’s nightlife forgets where it all started, Akershus stands at the heart of it all, a glowing reminder of the city’s ancient beginnings.
Ann Pedersen is editor of Viking magazine. She lives with her family in St. Paul, Minn.