A modern villa from the 1930s with trees in front of it
Visit Villa Stenersen this spring and summer! Photo: Nasjonalmuseet / Annar Bjørgli

Participate in a guided tour of Villa Stenersen!

Villa Stenersen was designed by Arne Korsmo and is considered one of the foremost examples of Norwegian functionalism.

N.B. The guided tours are fully booked. 

The villa is one of Korsmo’s best-known works. Commissioned by the art collector and financier Rolf E. Stenersen in 1937–1939, the villa is now listed as a building of national importance by the Directorate for Cultural Heritage. An ongoing restoration project is gradually reinstating the original colors and materials. The house is owned by Statsbygg, who oversees the renovation.

The tours of Villa Stenersen are arranged every Sunday from 12 May 2024 until 25 August 2024, and are held in English at 13:30 and in Norwegian at 12:00 and 15:00.

Admission to Villa Stenersen is free, but all visitors must have a ticket in order to visit the house and participate in the tours. Book your ticket via the button above. The limited availability of tickets is due to the preservation of the unique villa. It is unfortunately not permitted to visit the house in between the guided tours.

If the tours are fully booked, a spot might become available close to the start of the tours. You may arrive at the villa 10 minutes before the tours begin, in order to check if there are any spaces open.

Getting to Villa Stenersen

Take Metro Line 1 (Frognerseteren) to Vinderen Station, or Line 2 (Østerås) or 3 (Kolsås) to Borgen Station. The villa is about 10 minutes’ walk from either Metro station. The villa is at the end of a small road leading off Tuengen allé. N.B. It is not possible to access the villa on foot from Borgenveien.

There is unfortunately but no on-site parking and it is not possible to drive up to or park at the property. There is street parking on Tuengen allé.


Villa Stenersen reflects the era of its construction and does not meet modern accessibility standards. There are stairs inside and outside with handrails on both sides. Wheelchair users can access the raised ground and first floors via the garden provided the wheelchair is narrower than 90cm.