The Royal Palace

The Royal Palace, Oslo: Hours, Address, The Royal Palace Reviews: 4/5

The Royal Palace
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Historic Sites • Castles
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
Due to the corona pandemic the Royal Palace will not be open to the public in 2021. We welcome everybody back in June 2022. The Royal Palace is usually open to the public during the summer season, from late June until the middle of August 10:00-17:00. The hours may vary some - please check royalcourt.no for details before your visit. Visitors follow a guided tour lasting about one hour, 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 Ticketmaster.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.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: Sentrum
How to get there
  • Nationaltheatret • 5 min walk
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Brian R
Horsens, Denmark703 contributions
Dec. 2021
Maybe, the Northern simple and strong sense of design has a root in this beautiful building. I look very much forward to visiting in summer time, when the palace proper is open for visitors. Even in winter, the park and surrounding areas are beautiful, and the plaza in front of the palace offers stunning views over Oslo downtown.
Written 2 January 2022
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Jan V
Sofia, Bulgaria6,299 contributions
Oct. 2021 • Friends
It is a tired out of creativity building that rather looks like a boarding school than a palace. Overlooking busy street and generally not impressing with anything.
Written 7 November 2021
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Goofy
London, UK398 contributions
Nov. 2021 • Couples
Average palace, nice from the outside, surrounded by a park. Not accessible all year around though. Good place for a souvenir picture 🤣
Written 1 November 2021
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Mark_Dornoch
Dornoch, UK1,502 contributions
May 2020
Situated at the end of Karl Johans Gate it is surprisingly and encouragingly relatively open to the public. We didn't pop in but had an enjoyable walk through the very pleasant gardens to the rear of the Palace. The Exterior of the Palace itself is fairly nondescript.
Written 16 April 2021
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julia
Enerhodar, Ukraine6 contributions
Jul. 2020
We were there when the celebration of Queen Sonya's birthday fulfilled. We saw the procession with the riders and the orchestra. Great impressions of the action and the square near the royal palace.
Written 18 January 2021
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Kato122
Cambridge, UK252 contributions
Aug. 2020 • Couples
Lovely palace, set in parkland with interesting statues. You could picnic here. There are nearby cafes and it is just a short walk from the harbour, Parliament and other grand buildings such as the university. A nice area to visit.
Written 28 August 2020
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Sian
London, UK602 contributions
Mar. 2020 • Friends
The fact you can get relatively close to the palace, even when the royal family are in residence, will always be weird for me being British! But the palace building itself it lovely and the gardens are nice too. It's only a short walk from the centre of the city, so definitely worth a visit while you're in Oslo.
Written 19 July 2020
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Harmony4
Oslo, Norway34 contributions
May 2020
It would take so little to fix this problem, just put small ramps at the exit/ entry to the Queens Gardens and the Palace Gardens and make the little stone bridge in the Queen's Garden just a bit more wheelchair do-able. Don't put signs in front of the path entrances - things like that. This is supposed to be accessible for everyone and yet I struggled even though I have a brand new electric wheelchair. I would have thought the Royal Family could afford a few small ramps. The Gardens are after all, just wonderful.
Written 8 June 2020
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Baxegan
London, UK212 contributions
Feb. 2020
As it was February when we visited we couldn't get in to see the Palace but a lovely road up to it on a snowey day.
Written 3 May 2020
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Barry A
Colchester, UK1,101 contributions
Mar. 2020
The Royal Palace of King Charles III John of Norway is a picturesque building in the middle of a park. When we were here we were also able to see the changing of the guard. Maybe not quite as exciting as the changing of guards in London but worth a visit to see .
Written 9 March 2020
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