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Practical information

The Royal Palace is 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 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

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.

Gift shop

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

Mobile phones

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 or telephone no + 47 815 33 133.

Toilet facilities

Public toilets are located near the cloakroom. Wheelchair-accessible toilet facilities are also available within the Palace.



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Have a peek at a guided tour of the Royal Palace (Photo: Christian Lagaard, The Royal Court)

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.