Would you like to view the Parliament building from the inside?
for the Autumn of 2017: Every Saturday from September 2 to December 2 (September 16 and October 7 exempt).
10.00 and 11.30 (in English only)
Maximum 30 visitors per guided tour on a first-come-first-served basis
No bookings available
We regret that we do not accept organized groups on Saturdays for the guided tours of the Parliament.
Entrance is through Akersgata, on the back side of the building viewed from the main entrance.
Tours last for approximately one hour.
Please note that there will be a security check on entering the building.
Photography is permitted, except in the security control area.
Filming is strictly prohibited
There is no entry charge
For more information, please contact the Visitor and Educational Services Section at firstname.lastname@example.org
We reserve the right to make alterations to the advertised schedule for guided tours in the event of unforeseen circumstances.
updated information can be found here
About the Storting
The Storting is the Norwegian Parliament. It is the supreme arena for political debate and decision-making in the Kingdom of Norway.
The Storting represents the ultimate expression of the sovereignty of the Norwegian people. Through the Storting, it is the people who govern the country, introduce legislation, authorize public spending, impose taxes and control the work of the Government.
There are 169 elected Members of the Parliament. Parliamentary elections take place every four years. There are no by-elections, nor is there any constitutional provision to dissolve it between elections.
The system of parliamentary rule means that it is the Storting that determines the composition of the Norwegian Government. It is also the decision of the Parliament to decide whether or not to initiate a referendum on a particular issue.
The main functions of the Storting are to:
- pass new legislation, and amend and repeal existing legislation,
- determine annual state revenues and expenditures by considering and adopting the Fiscal Budget,
- supervise the Government and public administration,
- authorize plans and guidelines for the activities of the State and debate broader domestic and foreign policy issues.