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Guided tours of the Royal Palace

The Royal Palace in Oslo is open to the public during the summer. The 2017 season lasted from 24 June until 17 August. Tickets are available from 1 March every year.

All visitors must follow a guided tour. During the season, tours are given every twenty minutes.

A small taste of a guided tour at the Royal Palace. Photo: Christian Lagaard, the Royal Court.

In addition to a tour through some of the most beautiful state rooms in the Royal Palace, a new exhibition is mounted every year. 

The 2017 exhibition

The 2017 exhibition told the story of the Royal Household: the untold story of the servants and employees at the Royal Palace, especially in the years after 1905. Who were they? How did they live? What did they do?  

The exhibition shows typical work stations, tools and equipment. This is from The exhibition shows typical work stations, tools and equipment. This is from "the kitchen". Photo: Liv Osmundsen, the Royal Court.

Tickets and opening hours 

Please find detailed informations on tickets, prices and opening hours in the Facts sections at the right of the page (or at the bottom if you are using a mobile device).

Tickets are available through Ticketmaster.no or telephone no + 47 815 33 133.

Rooms on the tour

The guided tour takes visitors through some of the most important and lovely rooms, like the Cabinet Parlour, the Council Chamber and the most beautiful guest room in the Palace - the King Haakon VII Suite.

Kings and Presidents alike have stayed in the King Haakon Suite. Photo: Bjørn Sigurdsøn, NTB scanpix.

We visit the Bird Room where all those seeking an audience with His Majesty The King wait to be announced, as well as the Ballroom and the Banqueting Hall. During a gala dinner at the Royal Palace, more than 200 people will dine there.

More information

If in need of further information, please contact

  • Maisen Bonnevie (+47) 22 04 88 20 (e-mail: maisen.bonnevie[at]slottet.no)
  • Nina Høye (+47) 22 04 89 52 (e-mail: nina.hoie[at]slottet.no)




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The Royal Palace is closed for the season

The Royal Palace was open for guided tours from 24 June until 17 August. 

During the season our opening hours are:

  • Monday - Thursday: 11:00-17:00
  • Friday: 12:00-17:00 
  • Saturday - Sunday: 10:00 - 17:00

Tours are given in Norwegian every twenty minutes.
Tours are given in English every day at 12:00, 14:00, 14:20 and 16:00.



Tickets 2018

Tickets for guided tours of the Palace are available through ticketmaster.no from 1 March each year.  A small number of tickets are available at the door for the next tour. Please note that these tickets sell out quickly.

The ticket prices 2017 were as follows. There may be changes for the 2018 season :

    Adults: NOK 135
  • Children (3-12 years old), seniors and students: NOK 105
  • Children under 3: free admission
  • Escorts of persons with disabilities are admitted free of charge.
  • Tickets reserved in advanced for private groups of 30 persons: NOK 105 per person.