Come and check out Vigeland Park – the number one attraction in Oslo.
Vigelandsparken is unique. It belongs to everyone’s bucket list – no matter if you’re a Norwegian or not. If you have 2 hours in Oslo, just visit this park.
It’s a huge park – actually it’s the world’s largest sculpture park created by one and only artist. You will be amazed of Gustav Vigeland (1869-1943). The park is open 24/7. They have also some lights so you can see most of the sculptures also in the darkness. You will find more than 200 skulptures in bronze, granite and wrought iron. Vigeland himself has been the architecture of this 320.000 meter2 park. The park was finished in 1949. Here is a spectacular drone video taken from the Vigelandsparken:
VISIT THE WORLD’S LARGEST SCULPTURE PARK – VIGELAND PARK IN OSLO
The park is divided into 5 units: The Main Portal, The Bridge with a kids area, Fontain, Monolith and Wheel of Life.
The most popular sculpture is the smallest one: Sinnataggen (The angry boy), only 83 cm tall. It is Vigeland’s most famous sculpture and many people want to grab his hand. Through they years this sculpture has been stolen but always been found afterwards.
At the highest point of Vigeland Park, the 17 meter tall Monolith, which consists of 121 figures, is cut out of a single granite block – hence the name. It took 3 sculptors 14 years to build the Monolith! Humans are sucked upwards toward the sky. Here we see vigil and mastery of despair, but also hope. Absolutely recommended to see.
WHERE IS THE SCULPTURE PARK LOCATED?
How to get there: Take tram Line 12 from Jernbanetorget to Vigelandsparken. The trip takes 15 minutes and the tram stops just outside of the park. The Vigeland Park was mainly completed between 1939 and 1949. Most of the sculptures are placed in five units along an 850 meter long axis: The Main gate, the Bridge with the Children’s playground, the Fountain, the Monolith plateau and the Wheel of Life.
Beside of the park, there is also a museum of Vigeland, where you have to pay to enter. We think that the park is much more important to visit than the museum, but if you want more insight about Vigeland you could consider to do that as well. You can check out more info on the Vigeland Museum’s Website.
Address: Nobels gate 32, 0268 Oslo
Wikipedia – Gustav Vigeland