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Guided tours of the Royal Palace

The Royal Palace in Oslo is open to the public during the summer. The 2019 season lasts from 22 June until 25 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. This year's exhibition is entitled "Where Queens Meet".

Where Queens Meet

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of Queen Maud. 

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 summer exhibition depicts 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 are on display in the Ballroom. Photo: Øivind Möller Bakken, The Royal CourtGala dresses belonging to Queen Sonja and Queen Maud are 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 Ticketmaster.no or telephone no + 47 815 33 133.

Ticketmaster.no

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.

The Ballroom. Photo: Jan Haug, The Royal CourtThe Ballroom. Photo: Jan Haug, The Royal Court

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]slottet.no

 

05.07.2019

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Opening hours 2019

The Royal Palace will be open for guided tours from 22 June until 25 August.

Opening hours during the season: Every day 10:00-17:00

Please note: Due to events at the Palace there are some exceptions:

  • 19 July: Open from 13:00
  • 9 August: Open from 12:00
  • 16 August: Open from 12:00
  • 19 August: Closed

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.

 

Facts

Tickets 2018

Tickets for guided tours of the Palace are available through ticketmaster.no 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 2019:

  • 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 for the Royal Palace + Queen Sonja Art Stable: NOK 200

 

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