The Vigeland’s Sculpture Park in Oslo, Norway is a part of the Frogner Park and is the largest sculpture park in the world by one artist. It’s one of the country’s most popular attractions and open all year round to both locals and visitors. The 212 (I counted but I could also be lying) sculptures found in the park are the lifework of Gustav Vigeland (1869-1943), a famous and well renowned sculptor in the country, hence naming the park after him. The admission here is totally free, which is a great thing because Norway is really terribly expensive!
The park is lovely and truly impressive, situated right in the city. The different sculptures are depicting people in various human activities, forms and poses. Some sculptures I even find odd and all of them are naked but they are surely great pieces of art.
At the main entrance of the park, there are large gates and small ones for pedestrians made out of iron and granite. Then there’s the bridge where one of the sculptures you can find Sinnataggen (Little Angry Boy). He is the one of the famous (if not the most) sculptures in the park, the most photographed and probably the biggest show off of all. The other sights of the park includes The Children’s Playground (where the statues are in the likeness of children playing), The Fountain, The Monolith and The Wheel of Life.
On a clear sunny day, especially in the summer, it is best to visit the park. But when you get there in a dark, gloomy or even snowy winter day, and has only a few days to live, or i mean to stay in Oslo, then you have no choice my friend but to still go as I really recommend this place for you to see. I have been here more than ten times and I still visit as if it’s my first (I don’t know why).
It’s great for photography, for walks and relaxing, for BBQ’s and gatherings in the summer, for jogging, for contemplating your thoughts when you need it, and for a quick visit even if you’re only staying in Oslo for a very short time.
Getting to the park is fairly easy when you’re in Oslo. Take the T-Bahn (city train) to Majorstua and hop on the Trikken (city tram or street car) service #12 and get off at Vigelandsparken station. The park is right where you get off!
There are plenty of cruises going to Oslo and quick visitors can easily visit the park even with little time. It’s not to be missed especially on a beautiful day. I hope you liked the photos and can come see the park for yourself one day. And if you already have, I hope you liked it as much as I did.
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