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Guided tours of Oscarshall

Oscarshall and the park surrounding the summer palace is open to the public during the summer season. In 2004 this will be from 4 May until 15 September.

The summer palace of Oscarshall is located on the peninsula of Bygdøy just outside Oslo city centre, surrounded by a romantic park. Oscarshall his open to the public in the summer. There are tours every hour Thursday to Sunday between 11:00 and 16:00. The tours at 12:00 and 14:00 are in English.

Open air exhibition

This year, visitors can enjoy a park walk among more than ten life-size bronze and fiberglass animal sculptures created by Italian artist Davide Rivalta. 

Animal sculptures by the Italian artist Davide Rivalta are exhibited at Oscarshall this summer. Photo: Øivind Möller Bakken, The Royal Court

The open air exhibition offers a meeting with two chimpanzees, an eagle, wolves, and a white horse, and outside Oscarshall's main entrance the symbolic lion will is presented. 

The park and exhibition is open to all, there is no need for a ticket to visit the park or the café at Oscarshall. 

A tour of Oscarshall

The tour takes the visitors through the most important 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.

The Dining Hall at Oscarshall is in a separate annexe, connected to the main building by an open loggia. The walls of the Dining Hall are decorated with paintings by the Norwegian artists Joachim Frich and Adolph Tidemand.

Please find more information about the rooms:

 The reception rooms at Oscarshall

The tour also includes the 1st and 2nd floors, where we find the King's appartment, the Queen's appartment and the Prince's room.

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

Park and Café

The café is located in the park surrounding Oscarshall, on your right when you approach the summer palace. Tickets and souvenirs are available in the same building. 

There is no need for a ticket to enjoy the garden or visit the café. 

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 at Oscarshall (in a side building to the right as you approach 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).

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

Oscarshall is open to visitors in the summer. The 2024 season lasts from 4 May until 15 September and the opening hours are Thursday-Sunday from 11:00 until 16:00.

The tours last about 40 minutes and start at 11:00, 12:00 (in English), 13:00, 14:00 (in English) and 15:00. 

Please note: 
Oscarshall will be closed to visitors 17 May, 10 August and 5 September.

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 available in the former kitchen building at Oscarshall. Photo: Sven Gj. Gjeruldsen, the Royal Court

Tickets for Oscarshall 2024

Tickets are available through Ticketmaster from early March until the end of the season. Tickets are also available at Oscarshall when the season starts 4 May.

  • Adults: 140 NOK
  • Students: 140 NOK
  • Children (6-17): 70 NOK
  • Children 0-5: free 
  • Private groups up to 25 persons: 3500 NOK