Guided tours of Oslo City Hall

A guided tour provides an insight into the history of Norway and the City Hall, conveyed through art and architecture. See prices, times, booking form and which guided tours you may choose from.

Times and prices

The tour lasts for 45 minutes.

Monday to Friday:

  • from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.: NOK 2,000
  • from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.: NOK 2,500

Saturday and Sunday:

  • from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.: NOK 2,500

The carillon tour is priced separately.

Book guided tour

There is a maximum of 30 participants on each guided tour. If your party has more than 30 participants, you will be split into several tours. Prices are per tour.

Guided tours are available in the following languages: Norwegian, English, German, Spanish, French and Chinese.

Book guided tour

Cancellations must be made no later than three business day before the tour. Cancellations after this time will be charged the full amount.

Our guided tours

We have four different guided tours. 

The Munch Room is a part of the guided tours City Hall - classic tour, City Hall – built upon ideas and art, and City Hall during the war, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. 

1. City Hall - classic tour

The City Hall’s diverse artistic expressions provide interesting insights into the history of Oslo and Norway. Architects Arnstein Arneberg and Magnus Poulsson and Norwegian artists such as Edvard Munch and Per Krogh have made their mark on the building.

We demonstrate how art and architecture are linked with the building and the surrounding history. 

2. City Hall - built upon ideas and art   

The architecture and decoration of City Hall are rooted in international traditions and ideas, and it was important for the architects behind the City Hall to present both history and modernity. 

This tour provides an insight into the key ideas behind the design of the City Hall, and how decorations and materials are intertwined.

3. City Hall during the War 

Work on City Hall was initially stopped during the occupation, but the architects nevertheless managed to complete the building and artistic decoration a couple of years before liberation.

We relate how this important period characterised City Hall, and see how life during the war is presented in parts of the decorations. 

4. Carillon tour

The tour visits the City Hall’s eastern tower with the Nordic region’s largest carillon. 

Groups of more than 12 persons must book several guided tours.

The carillon tour is priced separately:

Monday to Friday:

  • from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.: NOK 3,300
  • from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.: NOK 4,300

Saturday and Sunday: 

  • 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.: NOK 4,800

More information on the carillon

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