Mågerø (royal residence)

Mågerø is the private holiday home and summer retreat of the Norwegian royal Family. The compound is located on the small Mågerø peninsula on the Tjøme island, which is also the retreats namesake.[1]

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General information
Færder, Norway
OwnerNorwegian Royal Family
Design and construction
ArchitectLund Hagem Arkitekter


The royal family had owned several holiday retreats prior to the construction of Mågerø. This included the villa Bloksberg at Hankø, originally purchased and owned by King Olav, and the estate Berget, which was owned by Queen Sonja's family.[2] The royal family was, however, bothered by the lack of privacy at the former retreats, and therefore wanted a proper, shelter holiday home to be constructed when King Harald and Queen Sonja ascended the throne in 1991. The complex was designed by Lund Hagem Arkitekter, and build between 1991 and 1993.[3]

For security reasons, the retreat is located at the military area Control and Reporting Centre, which is controlled by the Norwegian Air Force. [4][5]


  1. ^ Lundbo, Sten (2018-01-03), "Mågerø", Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian), retrieved 2019-03-31
  2. ^ "Kongehytta forfaller". www.vg.no (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2019-03-31.
  3. ^ Ntb, Per Annar Holm. "Kan spare 20 millioner: Kong Haralds røveravtale". Aftenposten (in Norwegian Bokmål). Retrieved 2019-03-31.
  4. ^ NTB (9 April 2016). "Forsvaret sikret kongens hyttetomt". ABC Nyheter (in Norwegian). Retrieved 31 March 2019.
  5. ^ Boyesen, Britt (2016-04-09). "Forsvaret sikrer kong Haralds hyttetomt". NRK (in Norwegian Bokmål). Retrieved 2019-03-31.

External linksEdit

  • "Mågerø". kongehuset.no. 9 February 2015. Retrieved 31 March 2019.

Coordinates: 59°08′49″N 110°26′36″E / 59.1469°N 110.4433°E / 59.1469; 110.4433