Area of Responsibility

The National Archives' Central Office in Oslo is responsible for the records created by the government's central administration, i.e. ministries and directorates, etc., as well as the archives of the Supreme Court. Important archives left by individuals and private enterprises, such as companies and organisations, are also found in the National Archives in Oslo.

The National Archives in Oslo is divided into five departments:

  • The Preservation and Supervision Department
  • The Repository Department
  • The Public Services Department
  • The Administrative Department
  • The IT Department

 Director General Inga Bolstad is Chief Executive of the National Archives of Norway.

The National Archives Building is located at the edge of the forest by the Sognsvann subway station in Oslo. Photo: Jaro Hollan.

The National Archives Building is located at the edge of the forest by the Sognsvann subway station in Oslo. Photo: Jaro Hollan.

You are welcome to visit us!

The National Archives grants the public access to archival holdings in the reading room, which is open from Monday through Friday year round and on Saturdays during the academic year. Feel free to use our reading room, to visit the exhibition in our Treasure Trove (Skattkammeret) or to join us for a guided tour. We are located by the Sognsvann subway station.

All inquiries are welcome at the National Archives, whether made in person or by mail, phone, fax or e-mail. Most services are free of charge. We will do our very best to help you find answers to questions that can be solved by means of material in the holdings of the National Archives.