The Norwegian Parliament

Norwegian Parliament Building in Oslo

This is the Norwegian Parliament building in Oslo. The Norwegian Parliament has representatives from 8 political parties. The biggest is still the Labour Party, or in Norwegian, the Arbeiderpartiet, which has 55 of the 169 representatives in the Parliament.

The Conservatives (in Norwegian called the Høyre) came second (48 repr), increasing their share of the vote by 9.6 percentage points.


Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg  Photo: Chr. Fredrik Wesenberg

The Prime Minister in Norway is Erna Solberg from the Conservatives.

At the time, the government is a cooperation between The Conservatives and the Progress Party (Fremskrittspartiet) called the Blue-Blue Government.

The Chairman of the Norwegian Storting (The Parliament) is Olaf Michael «Olemic» Thommessen from the Conservative Party.

This is the situation of representatives after the election in September 2013, for the periode 2013-2017:

Total: 169 representatives

Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet) 55 representatives 30.8%

Progress Party (Fremskrittspartiet) 29 representatives 16,3%

Conservative Party (Høyre) 48 representatives 26.8%

Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti) 7 representatives 4,1%

Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)10 representatives 5,6%

Centre Party (Senterpartiet) 10 representatives 5,5%                         

The Green Party (De Grønne)  1 representative  2.8%                            

Liberal Party (Venstre) 9 representatives 5,2%



Voter turnout was 78.3%

Source: Statistics Norway.



A view inside the Parliament building.



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Guided tours of the Parliament building

Here is a copy of the Parliaments page over scheduled tours


Spring 2017: every Saturday from 14 January - 17 June (except 8 April, 15 April and 1 June).

All tours:

·  10.00 and 11.30 (in English only)

·  Maximum 30 visitors per guided tour on a first-come-first-served basis

·  No bookings available

·  We do not accept organized groups on Saturdays for the guided tours of the Parliament

·  Entrance Akersgata, on the reverse side of the building to the main entrance

·  Tours last for approximately one hour

·  Please note that there will be a security check on entering the building

·  Photography is permitted, except in the security control area

·  Filming is strictly prohibited

·  Free of charge