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Great tour and lovely garden

We arrived just after 11 and chose to wait for the tour at 12. We walked inn the lovely garden for... read more

Reviewed August 1, 2018
Marte H
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Oscarshall, a hidden pearl in Bygdøy, Oslo

Oscarshall is a small castle built by the commision from King Oscar II and his German queen... read more

Reviewed July 15, 2018
Oslo, Norway
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The summer palace of Oscarshall is located on the peninsula of Bygdøy in Oslo. It is open for visitors during the summer season. The palace was commissioned by King Oscar I and Queen Joséphine, and was completed in 1852. Many Norwegian contemporary...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Oscarshallveien 15, Oslo 0287, Norway
+47 952 86 155
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Reviewed August 1, 2018 via mobile

We arrived just after 11 and chose to wait for the tour at 12. We walked inn the lovely garden for a while and then bought ice cream in the cute café. The tour was so great! The guide was possibly called Liv? Good energy!...More

Thank Marte H
Reviewed July 15, 2018

Oscarshall is a small castle built by the commision from King Oscar II and his German queen Joséphine. The palace is opened to the public as a museum. One of the finest examples of neo-Gothic architechture in Norway. You can see the interior only by...More

Thank Madamveggie
Reviewed January 23, 2018

Oscarshall was built in the late 19 th century close to the sea. It is a small palace with a pretty cute romantic interior. You can only visit the palace with a guided tour, when i was there it was only held in Norwegian and...More

1  Thank Matthias W
Reviewed September 29, 2017

Easy to get to on public transportation. Take Bus 30 to the folk museum. Across the street from the Folk Museum is a fruit and vegetable stand. To the left of the stand is a foot path. Take the foot path to the palace-not far....More

4  Thank lovinretirement2015
Reviewed September 9, 2017

What a glorious place to visit. Hidden in parkland on the edge of Oslo s main harbour. We cycled there on a nice sunny day from the marina where we had our camper. We found out the next tour was in 45 minutes but it...More

2  Thank robert w
Reviewed August 9, 2017

While Norway was part of Sweden the Swedish king Oscar II wanted to build a summercastle for him and his Queen, and so he did. This was about 185. And the Castle looks romantic Close to the Fjord. Really like a Castle in a Walt...More

1  Thank Henrik I
Reviewed July 2, 2017

Yes you do need to check opening hours and it is only possible to go inside with a guide. The tour was in Norwegian but that would have been fine. The guide, however, gave us an English version too. Such a very kind thing to...More

1  Thank marley74London
Reviewed June 18, 2017

It is only possible to visit this small beautiful Castle inside on a guided tour, The opening hours and the season is very Limited. Our guided tour was only in Norwegian. Beware of lots of stairs! If you understand Norwegian, the guided tour is well...More

2  Thank Ingeborg56
Reviewed June 10, 2017 via mobile

It looks like a beautiful place, but if there are any Norwegian speaking people on the tour, the tour is given in Norwegian only and there's no English option. The tour is given every hour, it's 50 minutes long, and after 30 minutes of complete...More

3  Thank Q5922HGjamesd
Reviewed May 29, 2016

This is a beautiful small castle in Bygdoy in lush surroundings. It overlooks the picturesque marina and is free to walk around the gardens but there is a charge to go inside the castle and you are not allowed to take photos inside either. Beware...More

1  Thank jordanellie41
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