Akershus Fortress - Norwegian monarchs burial site


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Akershus Fortress:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akershus_Fortress

Royal Mausoleum:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Mausoleum_(Norway)

Tombs of the Norwegian Royal Family:

White sarcophagus of King Haakon VII and Queen Maud, green sarcophagus for King Olav V and Princess Märtha.
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The Royal Mausoleum also contains, in its walls, the remains of King Haakon V of Norway (1270–1319) and Queen Euphemia of Norway (1270–1312), née von Rügen, as well as that of King Sigurd I of Norway (c. 1090–1130).
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Photos:
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I love being on Akershus when I am in Oslo. It provides you a fantastic view over the Oslofjord and you can also look up to the Holmenkollen.
 
Tombs of the Norwegian Royal Family:


The Royal Mausoleum also contains, in its walls, the remains of King Haakon V of Norway (1270–1319) and Queen Euphemia of Norway (1270–1312), née von Rügen, as well as that of King Sigurd I of Norway (c. 1090–1130).
https://c6.quickcachr.fotos.sapo.pt/i/Bd417304f/22156929_eh986.jpeg

The remains of Haakon V ,Euphemia of Rügenwere were originally buried at the now destroyed Mariakirken/St Mary's church in Oslo
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King Sigurd the Crusader was buried at the also destroyed St. Hallvard's Cathedral.

Their remains were all rediscovered during excavations in the 1920's.
 
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Akershus Castle in Oslo was built in the 1290s.
 
Looks like there's only space for 1 more sarcophagus. I wonder what the plan is for future royal burials.
 
Looks like there's only space for 1 more sarcophagus. I wonder what the plan is for future royal burials.

It has to my knowledge never been anything publicly announced regarding the burial plans for the current King and Queen and beyond…

There looks indeed to be plans for one more sarcophagus in the right corner - but we likely won’t know before either of the present King or Queen dies, wich is hopefully still a long bit away

Princess Ragnhild and Erling Lorentzen are buried in front of Asker Church (close to the Skaugum Royal Estate) and the ashes of Princess Astrids husband Johan Martin Ferner is buried in front of Ris Church, outside Oslo, so she will likely be there as well…

So the current plans seems to be the Royal Mauseoleum at Aakershus for Heads of State with spouses, and the other members of the NRF are more free to choose to be buried wherever they want….
 
Is there still space to bury King Harald, Queen Sonja, Prince Haakon and Princess Mette-Marit here?
 
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