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Oslo Royal Palace (Kongelige Slott) Tours

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Oslo Royal Palace (Kongelige Slott)
Oslo’s Royal Palace was designed by architect Hans Linstow and built in the early 19th century for King Charles III, who reigned over a united Norway and Sweden. He died before work was completed on the vast Neo-classical edifice and it was his son Oscar I who finally moved into the palace in 1849. Today it is the official city residence of King Harald V and his wife Queen Sonja, and is open during the summer for guided tours of parts of its 173 palatial rooms.

A dozen of the palace’s ornate staterooms are included on the tour, including the Council Chamber, King Haakon VII Suite, Bird Room — delicately decorated with 40 species of bird — the Mirror Hall, Great Hall — where lavish balls still take place under dripping crystal chandeliers — and the Banqueting Hall.

The colorful Changing of the Guard ceremony takes place outside the palace daily at 1.30pm; it’s short in winter but in summer takes a full 40 minutes of pageantry, with the King’s Guards on horseback, bands, square bashing and parades along Karl Johans Gate.

The Royal Palace is surrounded by the manicured gardens of Slottsparken, also laid out by Hans Linstow. As well as lakes, leafy promenades and picnic spots, the park is dotted with statues of Norway’s great and good, including King Carl Johan and Queen Maud, mathematician Nils Henrik Abel and women’s rights defender Camilla Collett — the latter two both by Norwegian sculptor Gustav Vigeland, whose lifework can also be seen in Oslo’s Vigeland Park.

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Slottsplassen 1, Oslo. Open daily 11am–5pm from mid June to late August for guided tours only. There are four English-language tours per day, at 12pm, 2pm, 2.30pm and 4pm. Tickets adult NOK 135; seniors, students & children younger than 13 NOK 105; family ticket NOK 330. Slottsparken is open daily free of charge. The palace is a 10-minute walk from Central Station.
Address: Slottsplassen 1, Oslo, Eastern Norway 0010, Norway
Hours: daily 11am–5pm in summer for guided tours only
Admission: Adult NOK 135; seniors, students & children younger than 13 NOK 105
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Small-Group Oslo Bike Tour: City Highlights

Small-Group Oslo Bike Tour: City Highlights

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Immerse yourself in the cultural and architectural majesty of Oslo on a leisurely 3-hour bike tour of the Norwegian capital. With a knowledgeable guide, cruise through the  charming city streets and visit popular attractions like Aker Brygge shipyard, Akerhus Castle and the Royal Palace. Receive an insightful introduction to the city’s rich historical heritage and enjoy an intimate atmosphere on this small-group tour, limited to only 15 people.
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  • 3 hours
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The Essential Oslo Private Walking Tour

The Essential Oslo Private Walking Tour

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See Oslo's top sights and attractions on a fascinating walking tour. Set out from City Hall―home of the Noble Peace Prize―to explore Norway's bustling capital, taking in such local landmarks as Parliament, the Royal Palace and the University of Oslo. Marvel at Akershus Fortress, wander through Aker Brugge―a revitalized waterfront area now home to a bevy of stores, bars and restaurants―and visit the Tjuvholmen District, a foodie haven that also boast numerous art galleries. Get expert tips on the best spots to drink, eat and shop in the area.
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  • 3 hours
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City Sightseeing Oslo Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

City Sightseeing Oslo Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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Explore Oslo on a city sightseeing hop-on hop-off tour; it’s the perfect way to discover Norway’s capital at your own pace. Use your voucher for 24 hours, and hop on and off the bus at multiple stops around the city. Listen to audio narration about each of the sights, and use the route to take you to attractions such as Vigeland Sculpture Park and Akershus Castle and Fortress
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Shore Excursion: Oslo Highlights Tour with Viking Ship Museum and Vigeland Park

Shore Excursion: Oslo Highlights Tour with Viking Ship Museum and Vigeland Park

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When your ship docks in Oslo's port, take a comprehensive tour of the city's highlights with this half-day shore excursion. Combine a walking tour with an express route on a sightseeing bus that allows you to take in landmarks such as the Viking Museum, the Vigeland Installation in Frogner Park, and others. Admission to all attractions and round-trip transportation from the port are included.
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  • 4 hours
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Oslo City Highlights Walking Tour

Oslo City Highlights Walking Tour

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Explore the best of Oslo, Norway on this sightseeing adventure. Visit many of Oslo’s top attractions on this guided tour—sites like Parliament House, the Kvadraturen neighborhood, the National Theatre, and the Royal Palace, to name just a few. It’s the perfect introduction to Norway’s capital city.
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Oslo easy walk

Oslo easy walk

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Easy walk in Oslo In a two hour guided tour you will get the essence of Oslo and its most important institutions. Make your way from historical buildings to contemporary award-winning architecture like our striking 2008 Opera house building. Discover the most important sights that have shaped the history of this vibrant city. See the print left by its history of unions and walk down the street named after a Swedish King with French origin and learn why. Live the vibrant atmosphere of the many cafes, bars and shops of the area. Don’t miss the opportunity of taking your picture in the internationally known City Hall where The Nobel Peace Prize is awarded every year. Walk on the roof of a building is possible when you visit the Opera house in Oslo. As a bonus indulge in the beautiful views of the Oslo fjord that you can appreciate from there. Get inspired by this city of contrasts when walking through contemporary architecture buildings and their unconventional shapes.
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Oslo Highlights Private Walking Tour

Oslo Highlights Private Walking Tour

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This 4-hour private tour shows you only the best of Oslo. Visit the Opera House and Palace in the city center, then explore the dreamy sculptures of Vigeland Park and listen to stories about the artist who created them. Head to the Viking Ship Museum to see some of the best-preserved ships in the world. Delve into Viking culture and learn about its impact on Norway today.
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  • 5 hours
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Myths and Legends of Oslo

Myths and Legends of Oslo

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Follow in the footsteps of ancient Vikings, criminals and legendary local ghosts on a private walking tour through the heart of Oslo with a storyteller guide. See the main attractions in the historic center as you trace a route from City Hall to Kvadraturen and the landmarks of Karl Johans gate. Learn the dark side of local history as your guide brings fierce battles, myths, and murders to life, and hear about some of Norway’s most offbeat traditions. Enjoy the change to take in Oslo's sights with a fun twist. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
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  • 2 hours 15 minutes
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Oslo City Walk

Oslo City Walk

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Enjoy an express tour of Oslo’s city center. Over the course of 2.5 hours, get a taste of Norwegian culture and visit major sights like Akerhus Fortress, City Hall, and the modern Opera House. Sample traditional brunost cheese before your visit ends. This efficient tour offers a perfect overview of beautiful Oslo.
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Oslo Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing Oslo Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Oslo Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing Oslo Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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When your cruise ship docks at the Port of Oslo, head into town and see the sights on a hop-on hop-off tour with City Sightseeing. This DIY shore excursion allows you to explore Oslo at your own pace, and learn about the landmarks and attractions with the help of audio commentary. Use your 24-hour ticket to see sights like the Kon-Tiki Museum, Akershus Fortress, Vigeland Sculpture Park and more.
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Oslo Highlights. Best Private Walking Tour of Oslo with a Local Guide.

Oslo Highlights. Best Private Walking Tour of Oslo with a Local Guide.

There is indeed a lot to do in Oslo!  “Oslo” translated from old Norwegian language means: ‘the valley of Gods”.     If you going to have a half-day sightseeing, I would recommend you to have to a City Tour by foot for 3 hours, showing the city center, i.e. Aker Brygge, the Royal Palace, the Parliament, the University, the main streets, etc.  You will also visit a medieval Fortress Akershus / Vigeland Sculpture Park My references available at Viator site
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Best Private Walking Tour of Oslo with a Local Guide

Best Private Walking Tour of Oslo with a Local Guide

Can show in details as I live in Oslo. Tell you some interesting stories about the sites, and what is unusual compared to other countries
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  • 3 hours
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Private 6-hrs Oslo Exclusive Driverguide Luxury Limo/Van-Tour, Price pr Vehicle

Private 6-hrs Oslo Exclusive Driverguide Luxury Limo/Van-Tour, Price pr Vehicle

Private Tour (Priced per car) that can be tailored according to our interests and preferences. The tour doesn't follow the standard tourist route, but also show the local life and living areas around the Aker River. . We are all native Scandinavians with a keen interest in our country’s culture and history. We are especially passionate about giving visitors the opportunity to explore all Oslo has to offer, including its spectacular surrounding fjord - and forest area, and the city's fascinating rural and urban culture and history. All our driverguides are formally trained and licensed guides. We also come from educational and professional backgrounds which have given us extensive insight into additional facets of Norwegian society such as industry, trade and the arts. We guarantee skilled, safe and comfortable driving using the best modern vehicles available today.
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  • 6 hours
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Full 7 hours-day Private Oslo

Full 7 hours-day Private Oslo "Stroll and Roll" by Norway Exclusive Limousines

Oslo Pass Included! This private Stroll&Roll tour combines the best of strolling through the city center of Oslo (Note: Driving restrictions, thus best by foot) followed by the comfortable "roll" up hills in our luxury limousines. Always guided by one of our skilled and licensed guides. Starting at your hotel (either with the Stroll or the Roll first) we guide you through our history from the Viking age, through the renaissance, the capital development in the 19th century to our vibrant living city center of today. Then up hill to the Vigeland sculpture park and the Holmenkollen ski area, and maybe the famous apple cake at Frognerseter traditional restaurant? Ending the day in the maritime homeland of the Vikings and the great polar explorers! And maybe a "sun-downer" at the Opera house, imaging the ice berg rising up from the blue fjord. Any wishes or ideas? We adopt!
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  • 7 hours
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$676.14
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7 hours Private Limousine tour combined Oslo & Tyrifjord including

7 hours Private Limousine tour combined Oslo & Tyrifjord including "The Twist"

This private scenic tour combines the best of Oslo attractions and the beautiful scenic area of Tyrifjord and Jevnaker. The main attraction of the tour is the Kistefos Museum and Gallery. We'll do a guided tour through the outdoor sculpture park and of course the highlight "The Twist" . This is a spectacular "twisted" building or bridge across the river containing modern art. The Twist is listed in New Your times as nr 21 out of 50 of "things to see" in 2020. For a light lunch (cake/coffee) either to Kistefos or when returning we can recommend the Kleivstua Restaurant close to the Queens View. In Oslo we recommend focus on the famous Vigeland Sculpture Park and the Viking Ship Museum. However since private tour, guests can choose. Entrances are included in the tour price.
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  • 7 hours
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$676.14
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Private 5-hrs Oslo Exclusive Driverguide Luxury Limo/Van-Tour incl Museums

Private 5-hrs Oslo Exclusive Driverguide Luxury Limo/Van-Tour incl Museums

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Private Tour (Priced per car) that can be tailored according to our interests and preferences. The tour doesn't follow the standard tourist route, but also show the local life and living areas around the Aker River. . We are all native Scandinavians with a keen interest in our country’s culture and history. We are especially passionate about giving visitors the opportunity to explore all Oslo has to offer, including its spectacular surrounding fjord - and forest area, and the city's fascinating rural and urban culture and history. All our driverguides are formally trained and licensed guides. We also come from educational and professional backgrounds which have given us extensive insight into additional facets of Norwegian society such as industry, trade and the arts. We guarantee skilled, safe and comfortable driving using the best modern vehicles available today.
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  • 5 hours
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$1,290.81
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E-Scooter Oslo City Tour

E-Scooter Oslo City Tour

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E-scooters are all the rage. They are fun, ecological, and they save you time and energy so you can see more in a shorter amount of time. This E-scooter city tour is perfect for everyone who wants to get the most of Oslo's must-see attractions in a modern, fun way. Be inspired by Oslo's rich history, green development and Norwegian culture with the best local guides and one of the most comprehensive tours available. You'll be able to see highlights such as the Norwegian Opera and Ballet building, Bjørvika district, Akershus Fortress and the vivid Oslofjord areas, and the Royal Palace with its beautiful park full of marvellous statues. Other highlights include Our Saviour's Cemetery, the final resting place for famous Norwegians such as Edvard Munch and Henrik Ibsen, Oslo's sustainable laboratory, the Parliament building and Karl Johans street, which is Oslo's main boulevard.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$115.90
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Unknown war. Oslo and Norway during 1940-45

Unknown war. Oslo and Norway during 1940-45

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Take a journey back in the time to the 1940´s, where the Nazi-German forces had occupied Oslo. On this guided walking tour we will pass along main streets of Oslo, but we will look at them from a broader vision. The war left many traces in the city, but it's not so easy to notice them.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$150.66
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Oslo City Highlights Walking Tour with Local Guide

Oslo City Highlights Walking Tour with Local Guide

This tour is a perfect introduction to the city for first – time visitors as it covers many of the must-see attractions like the opera house, main street Karl Johan with the Royal Palace from the outside, National Theatre and City Hall. If you are short on time, but still want to cover the main attractions this is the tour for you. The tour starts every Saturday at 11am. The tour is guided in Norwegian and English. Good walking shoes are recommended.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$23.18
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$23.18
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Private Shore Excursion: All-Highlights of Oslo

Private Shore Excursion: All-Highlights of Oslo

Sightseeing tour by car (2 hours) and a walking tour (2 hours) in the city of Oslo with a visit to the Viking Museum. You will see Karl Johansgt Street, the old Akershus fortress, the National Theater, the parliament building, Oslo Cathedral, the Royal Palace, Vigeland Park, the Viking Museum, Oslo Town Hall, etc. Then you will return to the ship or you can stay in the city center and continue walking.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$592.00
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$592.00
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Join-in Shore Excursion: All-Highlights of Oslo

Join-in Shore Excursion: All-Highlights of Oslo

Sightseeing tour by car (2 hours) and a walking tour (2 hours) in the city of Oslo with a visit to the Viking Museum. You will see Karl Johansgt Street, the old Akershus fortress, the National Theater, the parliament building, Oslo Cathedral, the Royal Palace, Vigeland Park, the Viking Museum, Oslo Town Hall, etc. Then you will return to the ship or you can stay in the city center and continue walking. Min travelers per product: 8
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  • 4 hours
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$263.00
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Sightseeing Private Tour of Oslo and Viking Ship Museum

Sightseeing Private Tour of Oslo and Viking Ship Museum

Sightseeing tour of Oslo with a visit to the Viking Museum. You will see the street Karl Johansgt, the old fortress Akershus, the National Theatre, the Parliament Building, the Oslo Cathedral, the Royal Palace, the Vigeland park, the Holmenkollen Ski jump, the Viking Museum, etc. Then you can return to the hotel or stay in the city center and continue the walk.
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  • 4 hours
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$555.00
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$555.00
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Oslo Private Panoramic Tour

Oslo Private Panoramic Tour

Sightseeing tour of Oslo. You will see the street Karl Johansgt, the old fortress Akershus, the National Theatre, the Parliament Building, the Oslo Cathedral, the Royal Palace, the Holmenkollen Ski jump, etc. Then you will be taken back to the hotel or you can stay in the city center and continue the walk.
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  • 3 hours
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$444.00
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$444.00
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Oslo Highlights with a visit to the Viking Museum

Oslo Highlights with a visit to the Viking Museum

Sightseeing tour by car (2 hours) and a walking tour (2 hours) in the city of Oslo with a visit to the Viking Museum. You will see Karl Johansgt street, the old Akershus fortress, the National Theater, the Parliament Building, Oslo Cathedral, the Royal Palace, Vigeland Park, the Viking Museum, the Oslo City Hall, etc. Then you will be taken back to the hotel or you can stay in the city center and continue the walk.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$454.00
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$454.00
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Frequently Asked Questions

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Q:
What are Oslo Royal Palace (Kongelige Slott) hours of operation?
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Oslo Royal Palace (Kongelige Slott) hours of operation: daily 11am–5pm in summer for guided tours only. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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