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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
+47 22 04 87 00
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I'd say the least spectacular palace we ever encountered but a palace is still a palace. With Royal Guards. Managed to watched the Changing of Guards. I'd say its nowhere near as grand as say Buckingham Palace, but its still a spectacle to watch. The...More

Thank theouh88
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's kind of new Royal Palace, locals are not keen to visit and suggested me not going. You need to buy ticket online prior. I have seen many palaces in Europe so I can only give this one 2 out of 10. The guards are...More

Thank Ausmochic A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Boring architecture, no allure, really nothing to see. The gardens are OK, but nothing special either.

Thank sosthen
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is a pretty building in a park. Worth a photo and the mention of seening it. But hardly a "must see". Quite similar to the royal palace of Sweden in Stockholm or even the presidential palace of Finland in Helsinki. Not sure if they...More

Thank Netta_Koo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The palace is the official residence of the Norwegian monarch. The Royal Palace in Oslo is open to the public during the summer season until 18th August.

Thank Natalija T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did not go inside. However the outside is worth seeing and always good to get a picture with the ceremonial guard. It is grand in it's placement at the top of the hill at end of Karl Johans Gate...kind of the end to a...More

Thank Promart1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quite an interesting place to visit and quite modern in comparison to many other castles, palaces, etc., seen in Europe. Regrettably, no pictures are allowed as it is a fully functioning palace/home for the royals. Its recommended tickets be purchased online (incurs a handling fee)...More

Thank Gene H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This neo-classical palace built in 1849 is located at the end of Karl Johans gate and is surrounded by the Palace Park with the Palace Square in the front. It is the royal residence to King Harald V and Queen Sonja. Changing of the guards...More

Thank Mikael F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great walk and view along the length of one of the main streets. Busy but worth a look. The changing of the guard brings the building to life. The gardens behind are well kept and have some interesting sculptures, particularly for young children. As...More

Thank Lodgers L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here after our trip to the Ice Bar as its very close. It's a very impressive building from the outside unfortunately we didn't have time to find out if we could go in though.

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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...:)