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Guided tours of Oscarshall

Oscarshall his open to the public in the summer. In 2023 the visitor's season lasted from 3 June until 27 August 2023. We look forward to welcoming everybody back in 2024.

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. Two of the tours are in English.

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 palace park after the tour.

Park and Café

The café "Gallery Joséphine" 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. 

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 same building as "Gallery Joséphine" 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 is open to visitors in the summer. The 2024 season lasts from 4 May until 15 September and we look forward to welcoming everybody back!

The opening hours during the season: 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. Written information in English is available.

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.


Queen Joséphine Gallery. 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. The 2024 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