Vigelandsparken is a wonderful complex located within Frognerparken, a splendid and immense green lung and the largest public park in Oslo.
With nearly one million visitors a year, Vigeland Park is one of Oslo’s most visited attractions. It is also known as the “Sculpture Park” because it houses over two hundred works and bas-reliefs in bronze, granite and wrought iron by the Norwegian artist Gustav Vigeland.
All the works of Vigeland’s life are represented within this park. Among other things, the Norwegian artist personally took care of the architectural planning and design of the complex within Frognerparken.
The park is spread over an area of about 320 hectares, divided into five large sections that represent the cycle of life, from birth to death.
The glance is nothing short of incredible. All the sculptures are truly amazing. You won’t get tired of seeing them or taking pictures. Incredible life-size statues, all truly beautiful, the fruit of abroad and the genius of the sculptor.
An incredible place that will make adults and children happy, ideal for a family vacation.
Vigeland Park is located inside Frognerparken, at Nobels gate 32. The area, not far from the center, is perfectly accessible by public transport. In front of the main entrance you will find the 12N and 20 bus stop, and the 12 tram stop.
From the Norsk Folkmuseum it takes about 20 minutes to reach the destination.
The complex, as mentioned, is divided into 5 different areas, starting from the Gate with the recurring theme of dragons. Beyond the entrance you will find the Vigeland statue busy at work. The granite bridge, over 100 meters long, with 58 bronze statues among which the “furious child” (Sinnataggen) stands out. And again, the Fountain, the Terrace of the Monolith and finally the Wheel of Life, with seven human figures that intertwine and chase each other forming a circle.
The monolith is truly impressive, and arguably the most attractive. It represents man’s desire to get closer to the divine. An impressive column, 14 meters high, is located at the highest point of the park; a single block consisting of the beauty of 121 figures that climb one on top of the other to reach heaven. Extraordinary.
The park is open every day of the year, 24 hours a day!
Admission is FREE every day, for adults and children