Comprised of 212 granite and bronze sculptures of Norwegian native sculptor Gustav Vigeland, Vigeland Sculpture Park is the largest sculpture park exclusively showcasing the work of a single sculptor. Divided into 6 divine sections including The Main Gate, The Bridge, The Children’s Playground, The Fountain, The Monolith Plateau and the Wheel Life, the park is a must for Oslo goers.
With each section a virtual exhibit, upon entrance through The Main Gate, strollers will see 7 gates with 2 copper-roofed gate houses, both with weather vanes.
Walking through The Fountain section, you can spot over 60 bronze reliefs, portraying children and skeletons in the arms of trees. Most of Vigeland’s work in the park portrays the human form in typical behaviors and emotions. There is also an impressive mosaic that is almost 6,000 square feet (557 square meters).
After you are done walking the park and feel comfortable inside, maybe come back and engage in some of the other popular park activities such as picnicking, running or hiking.
Vigeland Sculpture Park is situated in Oslo’s Frogner district, spanning over 75 total acres. Vigeland, also charged with designing the layout of the park, placed a majority of the sculptures over an 2,789 feet (850 meter) axis, containing the 6 sections.
Drawing more than 1 million guests a year, the park is open 24 hours a day and is easily accessible through the main entrance at Kirkeveien. Limited parking options and fees make public transportation your best, taking either Bus 20 or tram 12 directly the Vigeland Park.
Vigeland Park also offers a café for the parched and souvenir shop to smitten visitors who want to bring a token of their experience back home.