Completed in 1848, the Royal Palace has recently been renovated to its former splendour.
Completed in 1848 the Royal Palace has recently been renovated to its former splendour. A statue of the King Karl Johan, who reigned over both Sweden and Norway when the palace was under construction (1818 to 1844), stands proudly before the grand building.
There is also a picturesque park in the grounds that is open to the public, complete with small lakes and statues. At 1.30pm every day there is the chance to witness the Changing of the Guard, and every year on the 17th May (Constitution Day) marching bands descend on the city, and Norwegians in their thousands gather for a chance to see King Harald and the Royal family waving from their balcony.
The Royal Palace
Slottsplassen 1, 0010 Oslo
Open throughout the summer. Guided tours in English: Daily: 12:00, 14:00, 14:20, 16:00