Royal Palace (Slottet) (T-Nationaltheateret, tram 13-19 to Slottsparken. Located at the end of Karl Johans gate, the city's main avenue.). The Palace is the residence and offices of the king, Norway's head of state. Council of State meetings are held there every Friday. Building of the Palace began in 1824 and completed in 1849.
The Palace sits on a small mount at the end of Oslo main street, Karl Johans gate, named after the king at the time. It was built outside the city in neoclassical style. Tours inside the palace are arranged in summertime, starting in June 21. The tickets for the tour must be bought in advance from a post office. If there are vacant spots in a tour, they sell the remaining tickets at the Palace to people waiting in line who don't already have tickets.
Don't count on getting tickets on the spot unless you are quite ahead in the line since a lot of people buy them at the post offices. There are about 2 tours in English on weekdays.
Changing of the guards
Centrally located in the city, the park surrounding the palace make a nice place to spend time in summer. Changing of the guards is a good spectacle to watch, it happens regularly throughout the day.
Guided tours of the Royal Palace
The Royal Palace in Oslo is open to the public during the summer. The 2019 season lasted from 22 June until 17 August. Tickets are available from 1 March every year.
All visitors must follow a guided tour. During the season, tours are given every twenty minutes.