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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. Tickets are available from 1 March every year.

All visitors must follow a guided tour. During the season, tours are given in Norwegian every 15-20 minutes. There are also severaø tours in English given every day.

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. This year's exhibition will commemmorate the 75th anniversary of the liberation after World War II.

The exhibition 2019 was entitled "Where Queens Meet".

Where Queens Meet

Maud was Queen of Norway from 1905 until her death in 1938. When King Harald ascended to the throne upon the death of King Olav on 17 January 1991, Crown Princess Sonja became Norway's first queen in 53 years.

Displaying wardrobe items and various objects, the 2019 exhibition depicted a variety of situations where the two queens “meet” across the years - on the Palace Balcony, for afternoon tea in the Mirror Hall, at a grand Palace ball in the Great Hall, and at a table laid for Norway’s first ladies, past and present, in the Banqueting Hall.

Gala dresses belonging to Queen Sonja and Queen Maud on display in the Ballroom. 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).

Tickets are available through 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. 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

We also visit 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.

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 2020

The Royal Palace is open to the public in the summer. The 2020 season starts Saturday 20 June and concludes Sunday 23 August.  

Please note:
The ticket sales for this summer's tours has been put on hold due to the current situation. We will be back with more information as soon as possible.

Tours are given in Norwegian every 15-20 minutes and lasts about one hour:

  • Every day 10:00-17:00

Tours are given in English every day at 12:00, 12:15, 13:00, 13:15, 14:00, 14:15 and 16:00.

Other opening hours 

Please note: Due to events at the Palace there are some exceptions. These are announced here and on Facebook: 

  • Monday 22 June (closed)
  • Tuesday 23 June  (closed)
  • Friday 3 July (opens 13:00)
  • Monday 20 July (opens 13:00)
  • Friday 14 August (opens 12:00)
  • Wednesday 19 August (opens 13:00)



Tickets 2020

Please note: 
The ticket sales for this summer's tours has been put on hold due to the current situation. We will be back with more information as soon as possible.

Tickets for guided tours of the Palace are available through from 1 March each year.

In the season, 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 2020:

  • Adults: NOK 140
  • Children (3-12 years old), seniors and students: NOK 110
  • 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 110 per person.

  • Combination ticket: Visit the Royal Palace and the Sonja Art Stable: NOK 200


The Cabinet Parlour. Photo: Jan Haug, the Royal Court.