Visit the Royal Palace in Oslo
Known as the Royal House of Norway, this palace is home to King Harald V and Queen Sonja of Norway. It has housed the Norwegian Royal Family since 1849 and is one of Oslo's major tourist attractions, bringing in thousands of visitors over the summer months.
Walk around the Norwegian palaceThe palace is open to the public during the summer from the end of June to the middle of August. All visitors must take a guided tour, with English speaking tours taking place three times a day, seven days a week. These trips generally lasts for around an hour and take visitors through beautiful state rooms such as the Council Chamber, the White Parlor, the Great Hall and the King Haakon VII Suite.
This must see attraction is located at the northwestern end of the Karl Johan's Gate in the center of Oslo. A fine example of Neo-Classical design, the palace features a brick façade and opened in 1849 under the reign of King Oscar I. It is the main residence of the King and Queen, and where the monarchy conducts state business, grants audiences and holds official dinners.
Royal residencesIf you are interested in royalty, there are many other buildings and areas to explore. You are welcome to visit the summer palace, Oscarshall, and check out Queen Joésphine’s Gallery or enjoy a coffee in the palace café. Browse through the beautiful architecture of the other residences throughout Norway here.
Get a royal view and stay at the Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Oslo, just 200 meters from the palace itself. A room here offers a great place to base yourself while exploring Oslo and its many attractions. Once you are done exploring the city, kick back and relax like Kings and Queens at the hotel.