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Guided tours of Oscarshall

Oscarshall is usually open to the public during the summer season. However, due to extensive construction work in the park surrounding Oscarshall, the summer palace will not be open to the public in 2022. We look forward to welcoming everybody back in 2023.

The summer palace of Oscarshall is located on the peninsula of Bygdøy just outside Oslo city centre, surrounded by a romantic park.

A tour of Oscarshall

The tour takes the visitors through the most imortant rooms of Oscarshall.

On the ground floor, we find the vestibule with its almost sacral atmosphere. In the Salon, both the furniture and the ornamentation emphasise the medieval atmosphere, and evoke the style of the old Norwegian guildhall. The Dining hall is deocorated by the Norwegian painters Joachim Frich and Adolph Tidemand.

The salon evokes the style of the old Norwegian guildhall. Photo: Anette Karlsen, NTB scanpix.

Please find more information about the rooms:

 The reception rooms at Oscarshall

Please note that all tours are in Norwegian. We are unable to offer regular guided tours in English. However, we do our best to adapt the tours to the English speaking audience. We also offer booklets with information in English. 

We encourage visitors to take a walk in the palace park after the tour.

Park and Café

The park surrounding the summer palace is open to all during the opening hours. There is no need for a ticket to enjoy the garden. 

The café "Dronning Joséphine" is closed this summer due to the corona situation, but please feel free to bring a packed luncheon to the park.

Originally, when the Royal Family visited Oscarshall, their servants stayed here in "the gentlemen's quarter". Today, there is a small outdoor stage here. Photo: Jan Haug, the Royal Court

Tickets and opening hours

During the season, tickets are available through Ticketmaster and in the museum shop to the right of the main building. Please find detailed information on ticket prices and opening hours in the "Facts" sections to the right (or at the bottom if you are using a mobile device).

Tickets are available at the lodge to the right when arriving at Oscarshall. Photo: Anette Karlsen, NTB scanpix.

Due to closed events, Oscarshall may be closed to the public. These dates will be announced here and on Facebook.



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Opening Hours 

Oscarshall is open for guided tours during the summer. The summer season 2021 lasted from 3 July until 29 August. We hope we can welcome everybody back in June 2022.

During the season there are five guided tours every day - at 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00 and 15:00. Please note that all tours are in Norwegian. Written information in English is available.

Due to closed events, Oscarshall may be closed to the public at certain times during the season. These dates are announced here and on Facebook.


Tickets are sold at the old porter's lodge - now a museum shop. Photo: Jan Haug, The Royal Court