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The Royal Palace

Slottsplassen 1, Oslo 0010, Norway
+47 22 04 87 00
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The Royal Palace is situated on a rise at one end of Oslo’s main thoroughfare, Karl Johans gate. It was officially taken into use on 26 July 1849 by King Oscar I.The Royal Palace is open to the public during the summer season. Visitors follow a guided tour through the most important rooms of the Palace. There is usually also a special exhibition each year, as part of the tour. Tickets are available at Billettservice.no and at the entrance.The main changing of the guard takes place every day at 1.30 PM.The Royal Palace is where the daily work of the monarchy is conducted and where the King and Queen live. It is where the King presides over the Council of State, grants audiences and holds official dinners. Foreign heads of state who visit Oslo stay at the Palace. Most of the members of the Royal Court have their workplace here.
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Slottsplassen 1, Oslo 0010, Norway
+47 22 04 87 00
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Reviewed yesterday

We were at a hotel just behind the palace. Nice gardens and grounds. Worth taking a picture and walking around.

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Reviewed yesterday

While in Oslo, my partner, 21-year old daughter, and I visited the Royal Palace. Worthwhile ... as expected.

Thank Leonard_vd_Heyden
Reviewed yesterday

I think it was my lucky day, I got to see the change of guards, and one of them was kind enough and allowed me to have a pic taken with him. Walked around the palace in the afternoon with my friend, and it was...More

Thank Elle G
Reviewed 2 days ago

We viewed this while in Oslo on a port visit from a cruise ship. A beautiful building befitting a beautiful country.

Thank Futuremauian
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had purchased an Oslo pass and so the ferry rides to the small surrounding islands were free of charge. Our favourite Island was this one because it is so peaceful and surreal. It's possible to go swimming in many areas, and even cliff jumping,...More

Thank Alena K
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What a nice piece of architecture this is. Love the columns the make for a great selfie. It is definitely worth a pass by if not a run through.

Thank Papa G
Reviewed 4 days ago

You see the Palace in the distance as you walk along Karl Johan's gate. You can walk right up to it, no fences. The view from the top are good

Thank Rita B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Unlike Buckingham Palace, you can walk right up to this palace and take a closer peak. There are sentries posted at the front and to the side of the building, and part of the gardens are obviously private, but the park / garden on the...More

Thank Tosca1962
Reviewed 1 week ago

The walk up to the palace is quite pleasant, we were there early morning, so we're able to take photos without crowds. Unfortunately we were too early in the season to be able to enter the palace - there is a very limited season and...More

Thank Valerie037
Reviewed 1 week ago

We got there early and it was a sunday morning so there was only us and the guards at the palace. They are friendly and will have a chat and will allow photos is asked first. The grounds are nice to walk in with some...More

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Can tickets for the Royal Palace in Oslo only be purchased at the Visitor Centre in Oslo or can they be purchased online? I will be visiting in June.
12 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
Does anyone know why the palace has so less security and basically everyone can reach the main door easily ?
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...:)
Evelyn O
We are a party of four from Canada visiting Oslo from August 21-25, 2015 and would like to attend the 11:00 AM service on Sunday August 23, 2015. Is this possible and is the service in Norwegian or English and what is the length of the service? Thanking you in advance for your reply.
13 August 2015|
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Response from LivEllen | Property representative |
Dear sir or Madam, I apologize for my late reply. I assume that your questions concern the church service in the Palace chapel - not the guided tours of the palace (that EAMeyn has quite correctly stated ended 16... More
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