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Oslo Royal Palace (Kongelige Slott) Tours and Activities

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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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daily 11am–5pm in summer for guided tours only
Slottsplassen 1, Oslo, Eastern Norway, 0010
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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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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$46.73
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$46.73
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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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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$54.11
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$54.11
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Oslo Private Panoramic Tour

Oslo Private Panoramic Tour

Spend your shore excursion in Oslo in the company of a private guide during this driving tour. Get personalized attention and enjoy a flexible itinerary while visiting the city's highlights, such as the Oslo Opera House, the Cathedral, Slottsparken, Akershus Castle, and the Oslo Fjord.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$360.00
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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$86.08
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Best of Oslo Private Tour

Best of Oslo Private Tour

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When your ship docks in Oslo's port, take a private tour of the city on foot. Walk through the Norwegian capital, including visits to the Royal Palace, the National Theater, the Parliament Building, Oslo Cathedral, and Akershus. Visit Vigeland Sculpture Park, the Viking Museum, and Oslo's best lookout: the Holmenkollen Skip Jump.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$509.00
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Oslo E-bike Highlights Tour

Oslo E-bike Highlights Tour

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Let our tour guides give you an insider’s perspective of the city, mixing adventure and education to form an unforgettable time. This tour of the city allows you to see the biggest attractions of Oslo, and it is designed to be leisurely so that you still have lots of energy for the rest of your day. Oslo is really bike friendly city, and you feel safe in traffic. E-cycles are so much fun and as easy as riding a normal bike. With almost no effort you can cover great distances without breaking a sweat.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$98.11
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,291.21
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$1,291.21
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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$255.46
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Private Oslo City & Viking Ship Museum Walking Tour

Private Oslo City & Viking Ship Museum Walking Tour

Get a taste of Oslo’s colorful history with this 3.5-hour private walking tour. Start at the Nobel Peace Center, and visit the quirky Opera House, Central Station, and Norwegian Tiger as you explore the city center. Head to the Viking Ship Museum in Bygdøy to see original ships and listen to stories about the beliefs, culture, and customs of the Vikings.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$195.72
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$195.72
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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$294.33
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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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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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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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$37.74
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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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  • 4 hours
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Oslo Must Sees

Oslo Must Sees

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See all of Oslo's most important attractions in just one guided walking tour. Soak up the atmosphere on the city streets as your guide takes you to Akershus Fortress, Oslo City Hall, and the Royal Palace. Head just outside of the city center to Vigeland Park to admire a vast collection of unusual sculptures all created by just one man. Throughout the tour, your guide explains the history and context of each attraction, leaving you with a well-rounded first impression of Norway's capital.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$65.41
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Private Oslo Half Day Sightseeing Tour

Private Oslo Half Day Sightseeing Tour

Explore Oslo and its surroundings including the fjord on this private sightseeing tour. Wander around the center of the capital city, with free time to explore on your own. Since the tour is private, you have the flexibility to add in a lunch break or a hike or spend more time at a certain sight of interest.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$513.29
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Oslo City & Vigeland Park Private Walking Tour

Oslo City & Vigeland Park Private Walking Tour

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Skip the hassle of a map and guidebook with this Oslo walking tour that touches on the most important landmarks, as well as the Vigeland Park, in just a few hours. Learn about the city’s fascinating history from your guide as you stroll past highlights like Akershus Castle, Rådhuset (City Hall), and the Aker Brygge district. End in the vast Vigeland Park, home to more than 200 sculptures.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$178.99
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Oslo City Private Walking Tour

Oslo City Private Walking Tour

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Oslo’s modern city centre was designed to be discovered by foot. Join us for an Oslo City Private Walking Tour and see for yourself! We'll check out the best of the city centre, digging into Norwegian culture along the way.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$161.38
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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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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$91.98
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Oslo Private Walking Tour

Oslo Private Walking Tour

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Benefit from personalized attention and the ability to travel at your own pace during this private walking tour of Oslo. Perfect for those short on time or first-time visitors to Oslo, this tour lets you cover the city's highlights efficiently. Your guide will focus their commentary on issues and locations that interest you and your private group; you'll also have plenty of time to ask questions.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$186.16
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E-Scooter Oslo City Tour (Private)

E-Scooter Oslo City Tour (Private)

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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. 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
  • Free Cancellation
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$122.64
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Oslo walk sightseeing tour

Oslo walk sightseeing tour

If you have limited time in Oslo, skip the crowded group tours and enjoy a personalized experience of the city. This private excursion is exclusively for your party and takes you to see the city’s main sights on foot. You’ll see such attractions as the Opera House, City Hall, and Royal Palace while learning from your guide about Oslo’s fascinating history.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$285.28
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Private walking tour Oslo City for group

Private walking tour Oslo City for group

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If you have a student/religious/corporate/family reunion group interested in our tours, we do offer private tours! Private tours offer flexibility with itinerary and can start at any time and from any location in the central part of Oslo.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$251.00
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Oslo Old Town City Private City Exploration Game

Oslo Old Town City Private City Exploration Game

Journey through modern Oslo and follow the clues to discover the origins, stories and challenges faced across the capital’s 1,000-year history. Play the role of Harald Hardrada – Viking King and founder of Oslo. Visit wonderful sights including the Royal Palace, Parliament and Akershus Fortress whilst unlocking many surprising stories, including how Oslo became the home of the Nobel Peace Prize. Sharpen your mind as Harald sharpens his sword – get ready to raid the treasured tales of Oslo! Highlights: Learn about Oslo history, from medieval beginnings to its dramatic rebuilding Discover the stories of Norway’s journey to independence from Sweden and Denmark Find out about the Nobel Peace Prize and visit the City Hall where the award is given Make your way to Akershus Fortress, overlooking the fjord and landscape surrounding Oslo Try a new type of experience, the perfect mix between a tour, an outdoor escape game, and a treasure hunt.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$9.21
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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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Should I book Oslo Royal Palace (Kongelige Slott) tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Oslo Royal Palace (Kongelige Slott) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 43 Oslo Royal Palace (Kongelige Slott) tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Oslo Royal Palace (Kongelige Slott) 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Oslo Royal Palace (Kongelige Slott) costs USD 9.21. Guided Oslo Royal Palace (Kongelige Slott) tours start around USD 9.21 per person. See all 43 Oslo Royal Palace (Kongelige Slott) tickets and tours on Viator.
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