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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 Royal Palace is open to visitors during the summer. In 2023 the season lasted from 24 June until 17 August.

After being closed for two years due to the corona pandemic, it was a great pleasure to welcome more than 43000 visitors on guided tours in the summer of 2022. From 24 June 2023 more visitors had the opportunity to acquaint themselves with this building's unique history and experience the feeling of entering the Palace's various staterooms. 

A guided tour 

All visitors must follow a guided tour. Tours are usually given in Norwegian every 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. 

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

In 2022 the White Parlour was included in the guided tour for the first time, and was 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. 



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Opening hours 

The Royal Palace is open for guided tours during summer. In 2023 the season lasted from 24 June until 17 August. We look forward to welcoming everybody back in 2024.


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


The Royal Palace was open to visitors from 24 June until 17 August 2023.

Tickets for the 2024 season will be available through Ticketmaster from early March 2024.

In 2023 the prices were:

  • Adults: 175,-
  • Seniors/students: 145,-
  • Wheelchair (all ages): 125,-
  • Children (6–18): 125,-
  • Children 0–5: free
  • Closed groups of up to 40 persons: NOK 5500,-

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

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

 The prices include a ticket fee of NOK 25,-.