The Royal Palace was built in the first half of the 19th century and is situated on a rise at one end of Oslo’s main thoroughfare, Karl Johans gate. This is the place where the King and Queen live and where the daily work of the monarchy is conducted. The palace is open to the public during the summer season, so you can take a guided tour through the most important rooms (there is a total of 173 rooms!).
You can also see paintings of preceding kings and queens. The guides will tell you about Norwegian history, the country’s monarchy and its union with Denmark and Sweden. Another thing you shouldnt miss out on is watching the changing of the guards ceremony, it's even possible to talk to them, and they are always happy to take a picture with you!