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Guided tours of the Royal Palace

The Royal Palace in Oslo is open to the public during the summer, from late June until the middle of August, with tickets available from about 1 March the same year.

The 2022 season started Saturday 25 June and will last until 18 August.

A guided tour 

All visitors must follow a guided tour. During the season, tours are usually given in Norwegian every 15-20 minutes. There are also several tours in English given every day. The tour takes the visitors through some of the most beautiful state rooms in the Royal Palace. 

The theme of this year’s guided tour is “The Palace in use”. Emphasis will be placed on how the different rooms are used, both in connection with the official activities of the Royal Family and on special occasions, such as the celebration of Princess Ingrid Alexandra’s 18th birthday. In addition, this year marks 150 years since King Haakon VII was born, which provides a good opportunity to view the Palace and its use in a broader historical context.

Rooms on the tour

The guided tour takes visitors through some of the most important and lovely rooms. 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.

The Ballroom. Photo: Jan Haug, The Royal Court

This is the first time that the White Parlour has been included in the guided tour, and will be a new high point. The room itself and its interior were completely renovated during the pandemic, and the room has now been restored to its original appearance when the Palace was completed in 1849, when it was used as Queen Joséphine’s audience chamber.  

The White Parlour. Photo: Øivind Möller Bakken, 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).

More information

The guided tours' office can be reached at (+47) 22 04 89 64 between 10:00 and 17:00 during the summer season. E-mail: nina.hoie[at]



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Opening hours 2022

The Royal Palace will open for guided tours from Saturday 25 June. The season will last until Thursday 18 August.

The opening hours will be:

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

Please note: 4 July and 20 July: 13:00-17:00

The tours take approximately one hour. Tours in English are given every day at 12:00, 14:00, 14:20 and 16:00.

Fugleværelset. Foto: Øivind Möller Bakken, Det kongelige hoff.


Tickets for guided tours of the Royal Palace this summer are now available through Ticketmaster. The prices include a ticket fee of NOK 25,-.

  • Adults: 175,-
  • Seniors/students: 145,-
  • Children (6–18): 125,-
  • Children 0–5: free
  • Closed groups of up to 30 persons: NOK 145,- per person.

Combination tickets for the Royal Palace and Queen Sonja Art Stable:

  • Adults: 265,-
  • Seniors/students: 215,-
  • Children: 165,-