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Oslo Palace Park (Slottsparken) Tours and Activities

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Oslo Palace Park (Slottsparken)

Located in central Oslo, the Palace Park (Slottsparken) is the city central park that surrounds the Royal Palace. Construction began in the 1820s by Hans Linstow, the same architect who built the palace, although because of financial restrictions it took more than 30 years to put together. Altogether more than 2,000 trees were planted, most of which are still standing.

The main feature of the park is The Royal Palace, which is the main residence of Norwegian royalty, currently Herald V. If you happen to be in Oslo during the summer months, the palace opens for guided tours, including some of the most beautiful state rooms, upper vestibule, dining room, bird room, mirror hall, and Palace Chapel.

In 1911, the trend of adding monuments and statues to the park began, amongst the first were Norwegian sculptor Gustav Vigeland, and author Camilla Collett. Years later, statues of Queen Maud, mathematician Nils Henrik Abel, and Kronprinssesse Martha were added.

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Situated in the Nobel district of Oslo, the park itself is 54 acres (22 hectares), although including the palace and Castle Park covers 225 acres (91 hectares) in total.

As the park is located directly in the city center, it is easily accessible by public transportation, including metro, at stop Nationaltheatret, taking you to the southeastern entrance at Karl Johans Gate, and nearby tram 11, 17 and 18 stopping at Holsbergs plass, a 2 minute walk to the northern entrance.

Address: Kansligatan 5, Oslo, Orebro County 0010, Norway
Hours: Open daily
Admission: Free
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City Sightseeing Oslo Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

City Sightseeing Oslo Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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
  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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What are Oslo Palace Park (Slottsparken) hours of operation?
Oslo Palace Park (Slottsparken) hours of operation: Open daily. 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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