The Royal Palace is usually open to visitors during the summer. The following provides answers to the most frequently asked questions about the guided tours and events at the Royal Palace.
The guided tours have been cancelled for the summer 2020 due to the corona situation. If you have bought tickets to a tour that is cancelled, you will receive a refund through Ticketmaster.
The guided tour covers two floors. An elevator is available for elderly or mobility-impaired visitors. Wheelchairs and rollators will also be provided upon request. Palace personnel will gladly assist anyone in need of help using the stairs. Folding chairs are available if needed.
For reasons of accessibility, visitors using large electric wheelchairs must be transported directly to the second floor by elevator.
Baby carriages and other child carriers must be left in the cloakroom. The children are of course welcome on the tour.
The public entrance is located on the west side of the Royal Palace (at the rear of the Palace, facing Parkveien).
If you arrive at the Palace from the Palace Square, you must walk to the rear of the Palace to find the entrance. Photo: Liv Osmundsen, the Royal Court.
Visitors must leave their handbags, coats, cameras and umbrellas in the cloakroom lockers. Baby carriages and other child carriers must be left in the cloakroom.
Guide dogs / seeing eye dogs are welcome on tours of the Palace.
At the end of the tour it is possible to visit the gift shop, located next to the cloakroom. The gift shop sells souvenirs, books and postcards.
Some of the souvenirs available at the gift shop. Photo: Jan Haug, the Royal Court
Out of courtesy to the guides and other visitors, mobile phones must be turned off during the tour.
Parking of cars and busses at the Royal Palace is not permitted. An exception is made for cars with parking stickers for disabled persons.
Photography is not permitted inside the Royal Palace, but a photo opportunity has been set up in the Vestibule.
In the Vestibule, you may have your picture taken in front of a large photograph of the Great Hall. Photo: Liv Osmundsen, the Royal Court.
The guided tours' office can be reached at (+47) 22 04 89 64 between 10:00 and 17:00 during the summer season.
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.
Public toilets are located near the cloakroom. Wheelchair-accessible toilet facilities are also available within the Palace.