Guided tours of Oslo City Hall

Security check

From 20 June to 15 August, all visitors will have to pass through security checks. All hand luggage is checked, and larger luggage cannot be taken in.

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.

The City Hall building

Oslo City Hall welcomes groups to tour the building by appointment. Explore the great history, architecture and art through our tours led by our passionate and knowledgeable guides. Guided tours offer an extraordinary opportunity for your group to make the most out of your visit.

The City Hall is a busy working building that hosts a range of activities. 

If a particular focus is preferred, please let us know in the comment section in the booking form and we will do our best to compliment your preference.

About the guided tours

Some galleries are not be available during the tour, and changes may occur on short notice

Duration

Tours last approximately 45 minutes and covers multiple galleries.

Language

Guided tours are available in Norwegian, English, German, Spanish and French.

Group size

Guided visits are limited to 30 people. Groups larger than 30 will be divided into smaller groups and will be booked with additional guides.

The Carillon tours are limited to 12 people. Groups of more than 12 must be booked into different time slots.

Prices

Prices listed are per tour group of 30 people, or 12 people (Carillon tour).

  • Monday to Friday: 10:00–16:00: NOK 2000, 16:00–19:00: NOK 2500
  • Saturday to Sunday: 09:00–16:00: NOK 2500

Carillon tour

  • Monday to Friday: 10:00–16:00: NOK 3300, 16:00–19:00: NOK 4300
  • Saturday to Sunday: 09:00-16:00: NOK 4800

Book guided tour

Please send your booking request using the following link:

Book guided tour

Cancellation and payment/refund policy

Oslo City Hall is an active political building with many activities. The City Hall reserves the right to cancel, change or alter any booked guided tour. We will make every effort to communicate changes to all parties, and we will make every reasonable attempt to reschedule your visit.

Cancellations or changes to a reservation by a participant will be accepted via e-mail: omvisninger@rft.oslo.kommune.no, and must be received by the stated cancellation deadline. It is the registrant’s responsibility to ensure the cancellation or change is received and approved within the deadline.

Changes to your reservation must be made three (3) business days prior to the scheduled visit to receive a refund. If a cancellation is made less than three (3) business days before the scheduled visit, the full tour fee will be charged. If Oslo City Hall cancelled your registered tour and the program cannot be rescheduled, the tour fee will not be issued.

Our guided tours

Oslo City Hall – highlights

Explore some of the City Hall’s most famous objects on this guided highlights tour. Learn more about the building’s great history, architecture, and art.

An architectural treasure inside and out, Oslo City Hall is one of the country's most iconic buildings. The architects Arnstein Arneberg and Magnus Poulsson had a clear idea of what they wanted the building to represent, and artists such as Henrik Sørensen, Alf Rolfsen, Else Poulsson and Per Krogh were amongst the many artists who helped to substantiate the architects' vision. The diverse artistic expressions provide interesting insights into the country’s history, values and traditions.

Please note that the tour will visit several galleries on different floors and involves a considerable amount of walking.

Carillon tour

The tour visits the City Hall’s eastern tower with the Nordic region’s largest carillon.
Right in the mix of Oslo’s sounds, one can hear the tones from the City Hall bells travelling through the city. Every hour, every day, all year round, we can enjoy a diversity of melodies – ranging from classical pieces to pop music.

Learn more about the historical, symbolic and architectural significance of this building element and instrument. When touring the carillon, visitors will also have the unique opportunity to meet the great musician, carillonneur and composer, Laura Marie Rueslåtten.

More information on the carillon

School visits

We are pleased to welcome school groups of all ages to our guided tours of Oslo City Hall. During the visit, the students will learn about the City Hall's history, architecture and art, as well as its daily operation as a political office building. Our guides offer wonderful opportunities for your students to make the most of their encounters with great history, architecture and works of art. Our trained educators engage students in lively, inquiry-based conversations that strengthen curriculum connections and encourage critical thinking and interpretation skills.

Is your class working on a particular subject? Please contact us and we will customize a tour complimenting your preferences.

Contact us

If you have any questions regarding our tour services or your visit, please contact us.
E-mail:  omvisninger@rft.oslo.kommune.no
Telephone: (00 47) 23 46 18 06