The Royal Palace is one of Oslo’s most iconic buildings and definitely one of the must-sees for many tourists. However, the Palace is usually closed to visitors, so all you get to see is its magnificent exterior and the lush gardens surrounding the building. If you are in Oslo between 22nd June and 25th August, you will have the opportunity to take a look inside as well, by taking a guided tour.
The tours, held in Norwegian and English, take you through the beautiful staterooms and boasts a new exhibition every year. The tours last about one hour.
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About the Royal Palace in Oslo
The royal residence at the top of Karl Johans gate, home to HM King Harald V and HM Queen Sonja.
The building is in neo-classical style with a facade of stuccoed brick. It was completed in 1849.
The Royal Palace Park surrounds the palace on all sides and features grassy areas, majestic trees, small ponds and statues.
Changing of the guards every day at 1.30 pm.
Service in the Palace Chapel on Sundays at 11 am.
Guided tours every day in summer.
Tickets at ticketmaster.no and tel. (+47) 815 33 133.
Any surplus tickets are sold at the entrance before the tours start.
Norwegian name: Det kongelige slott (or simply Slottet)