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The Royal Palace is open to the public during the summer season, usually from late June until the middle of August. Visitors follow a guided tour lasting about one hour, through the most important rooms of the Palace. There is usually also a special...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Slottsplassen 1, Oslo 0010, Norway
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All reviews karl johans gate open to the public park surrounding king and queen english tour takes place the main street impressive building nice walk buy tickets walk up take pictures worth a visit walk around city centre sunny day guard
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Once a year, on our National Day the 17th of May, Norwegians from all over makes Oslo a very crowded place! The Royal family stands on the balcony for many hours to see young kids, many in national costumes, parade in front of the castle....More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank SteinF_13
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed going here, not overly busy and able to walk up fairly close to the palace. The views from the surrounding park were nice. Would recommend timing it with the changing of the guards! Easy location to get to so theres no reason to not...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jenny-G008
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the palace during end of October when the weather was pleasant. Witnessed the guard change ceremony. The palace and the surroundings are very peaceful and calm. It was a great experience to visit historical place like this. Worth a visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mohitmrj
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Construction of The Royal Palace was completed in 1849. It was built for the Norwegian royalty and continues to be used by them. I had a guided tour on a previous trip to Oslo. This time, it was closed to the public, as it is...More

Date of experience: November 2018
9  Thank KodoDrummer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked through a park and ended up in front of the royal place. We were quite surprised that you can walk very close as there is no fence...

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank ThierryLorette
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The word "palace" connotes a grandeur that is not found many places in Norway, and certainly not in conjunction with the royal family, who are "monarchs of the people", which is why they are so well-loved. Still, the palace is the palace. The park area...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ameestone
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Palace is an almost unmissable structure as you walk past the Main street in Oslo. The palace is huge but apparently not as attractive and lavish as the ones in the UK or Denmark. There were no Palace tours when we visited this place...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ninadb93
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

The walk up through the main street of Oslo leads to the Royal Palace. It is a lovely setting with a pedestrian walkway, tree lined street, gardens, statues and several government buildings. The Royal guards all look so young and are far more relaxed than...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

One of my friends told me when you love to go to norway 🇳🇴 please go on around May 17 and that day is very special day in Norway and Norwegian people are enjoying they are independent day.Finally I was been that time in Oslo...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank bhetal
Reviewed 23 October 2018

At the top of Karl Johans gate, the most visted street of Oslo the presence of the palace is magestic. All the area is a must visit and the palace is mandatory

Date of experience: October 2018
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Alice C
2 August 2017|
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Response from LivEllen | Property representative |
No, I'm afraid the season ends on 17 August. The smal summer palace of Oscarshall will still be open for visits during the weekend first part of September, though, if that would be of interest to you. More information at... More
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13 February 2016|
Response from LivEllen | Property representative |
Tickets for the guided tours of the Palace can be purchased online at Billettservice/Ticketmaster. There are four tours in English every day, and the season starts 18 June. For more details, please visit... More
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Joao V
31 January 2016|
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Response from priyadarshi | Reviewed this property |
Cant really answer that one, but I guess that the royals arent as royal as the ones at the Buckingham...:)