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 had its last day on Thursday 18 August. We look forward to welcoming everybody back in June 2023.
A guided tour
During the summer season, all visitors must follow a guided tour. 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.
In 2022 the guided tours focused on "The Palace in use". Emphasis was 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, 2022 marks 150 years since King Haakon VII was born, which provided 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
ThIn 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).
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]slottet.no