The Norwegian Parliament

The Norwegian Parliament, Oslo

The Norwegian Parliament
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The Parliament building, seat of the Norwegian National Assembly from 1866. Guided tours of the Parliament building (Norwegian and English) Summer: Weekdays at 10 am, 11.30 am and 1 pm. Spring and autumn: Saturdays at 10 am, 11.30 am and 1 pm. Meeting point at the Akersgata entrance (the back of the building) 15 minutes before the tour starts. Booking ahead is not possible. Group tours Group tours of Parliament are available on weekdays between October and June upon request. Bookings should be made well ahead of time.
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permia
Ireland37,788 contributions
Our first views were as we strolled along Karl Johans gate and impressive it was. But only on turning left did the full magnificence of the building become evident.

Grand in yellow brick it was unveiled in 1866 and has hosted the Parliament since then.
Written June 17, 2022
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Siân
London, UK606 contributions
Friends
This a stunning building right in the centre of Oslo - its doubtful that you'll miss it, buts worth taking the extra 10 mintues to take a good look. We learnt some of the history of the building.on our walking tour, which was great.
Written July 19, 2020
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Mark_Dornoch
Dornoch, UK1,502 contributions
Adjacent to a park on Karl Johans Gate. Interesting looking building offering free tours. Unfortunately we didn't have the spare time to go inside. Other reviews say it is well worth it.
Written April 14, 2021
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BabyEvaTravels
Oslo, Norway1,338 contributions
The Norwegian parliament reflects norwegian culture. Easy to access and open for all. When closed you can walk all the way around it. And enjoy tours in opening hours
Written May 27, 2019
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doctorfoxtrot
Taguig City, Philippines7,669 contributions
Family
We were not fortunate to get a tour of the place. Our guide told us that December has no availability for those things. Too bad. We ended up taking photo shots of the beautiful exterior of the building . But take note that sunlight is only from 10am-2 Pm . That depends on what way you want those pictures taken. Just located on Karl Johan gate so hard to miss.
Written December 26, 2019
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UmmSafia
Nottinghamshire, UK46 contributions
Be half an hour early before the free English tour or you won't get a space. One is at 10.00 and the other at 11.30 on Saturdays. The guide was really funny, you have to go through security as you go in. The guide don't only tell you about historical facts but also his opinion as a layman and some funny anecdotes. The tour lasts about 45 mins and security but 20 mins for everyone to get through. Kids will enjoy it too.
Written November 4, 2019
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sumort
London, UK233 contributions
As you wander along the main thoroughfare you come to the Norwegian Parliament it’s a huge building and really beautiful. You can go right up to the door and have your photo taken if that’s what you want to do you can wander around the grassland sit on the bench nearby and the shops are just across the road.
Written August 22, 2019
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Nikolay Nikolov
Oslo, Norway22 contributions
Solo
I visited Stortinget some time ago and was amazed by the architecture. The building is unique from outside and from inside. I recommend visiting this place.
Written July 24, 2019
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chtof2018
Ithaca, Greece370 contributions
Couples
The Storting is the supreme legislature of Norway, established in 1814 by the Constitution of Norway. It is located in Oslo. The unicameral parliament has 169 members, and is elected every four years based on party-list proportional representation in nineteen plurinominalconstituencies. A member of the Storting is known in Norwegian as a stortingsrepresentant, literally "Storting representative".
The assembly is led by a president and, since 2009, five vice presidents: the presidium. The members are allocated to twelve standing committees, as well as four procedural committees. Three ombudsmen are directly subordinate to parliament: the Parliamentary Intelligence Oversight Committee and the Office of the Auditor General. Parliamentarianism was established in 1884. In 2009, qualified unicameralism was replaced by unicameralism,through the dissolution of the two chambers: the Lagting and the Odelsting. Following the 2017 election, nine parties are represented in parliament: the Labour Party(49 representatives), the Conservative Party(45), the Progress Party (27), the Centre Party(19), the Christian Democratic Party (8), the Liberal Party (8), the Socialist Left Party (11), the Green Party (1), and the Red Party (1). Since 2018, Tone Wilhelmsen Trøen has been President of the Storting.
Written June 24, 2019
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Stephen S
Bury, UK111 contributions
Solo
Definitely gets 5 stars because it is a Free Tour on Saturday Mornings. The Guide, Even, did a great job explaining Norwegian Democracy and fielded lots of diverse questions. We saw the entrance, artwork, main chamber and some smaller rooms. Worth doing.

Hot tip get down at least 30 mins early to get a spot. When I went lots of people missed out as it was 30 places only. The benefit was that the tour was not too crowded. There was a free storage area to leave bags / coats, with toilets nearby.
Written June 1, 2019
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