This picture shows a sculpture boy crying

Oslo | The Vigeland Park

One of the free attractions to see in Oslo is the Vigeland Park. Vigeland is one of the top attractions in Oslo. The Park is open to the visitors 24 hours all year, hosting more than 200 naked statues!

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What can you see in Oslo on a budget? The Vigeland Park in Norway is hosting more than 200 naked statues.

  • Frogner Park is the largest park in the city and covers 45 hectares. The Park is the most popular tourist attraction of Norway, with between 1 and 2 million visitors each year.
  • The Vigeland Park is a sculpture park located within Frogner Park. Vigeland Park sculptures are made from bronze, granite and wrought iron. The Park statues show different stages of human life from childhood, adult life, parent life, family and partner relations.

How many human figures can you see? This is a 17-metre tall Monolith in Vigeland Park, the world’s largest sculpture park designed by Gustav Vigeland

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The Monolith stands at the highest point in Vigeland Park, and measures 17 meters above the ground
  • The sculpture installation is the world’s largest sculpture park made by a single artist, Gustav Vigeland. Gustav Vigeland was a Norwegian sculptor widely known for having made the Vigeland park, a sculpture installation popular among tourists and locals in Oslo. Gustav Vigeland (1869-1943) is Norway’s most famous sculptor.
  • The sculpture area in Frogner Park covers 80 acres (320,000 m2) and features 212 bronze and granite sculptures. The sculpture park consists of the Fountain, the Monolith and the Bridge.
  • The Vigeland Park Monolith depicts 121 figures, women, men and children on the top of the column. The construction of the massive monument began in 1924, the transferring of the figures began in 1929 and took 14 years to accomplish. The sculpture depicts women and men of different ages, the top of the Monolith is crowned with children. The sculpture expresses the human longing and striving for spirituality.
  • Sinnataggen The Angry Boy is one of the most popular sculptures in the Sculpture Bridge of the Vigeland Park. The majority of the tourists hold Sinnataggen’s hand for good luck!
This picture shows a bronze sculpture boy crying
One of the park’s most popular statues, ‘Sinnataggen’ (Angry Boy) can be found on the Bridge
  • Gustav Vigeland worked on the sculptures over almost 20 years, from 1924 to 1943, and donated his sculptures to the city of Oslo.
  • The sculpture of the Running Boys raising their hands is one of the statues featuring in the park’s bridge.
This picture shows two sculpture boys running with their arms raised to the sky
Statue of two boys running side by side with hands raised
  • The statues of Vigeland Park depict life and ageing. One of the most compelling sculptures is the statue of an adult male dropping and kicking four babies.
This picture shows a man kicking 4 babies in a park in Oslo
The bridge collection of Vigeland Park depicts 58 bronze statues

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This picture shows two human figure sculptures on an eye to eye contact in Vigeland Park in Oslo
The Monolith Plateau depicts 36 human figure sculptures bringing the “circle of life” message

VISITOR INFORMATION

Vigeland Park Museum: There is a museum on-site. The Vigeland Museum is open Tuesday – Sunday from 12 pm to 4 pm.
Vigeland Park address: Nobels gate (street) 32, south of Vigeland Park, Frogner.

ACCESS: Tram 12 or bus 20 to the Vigeland Park.

TICKET TO THE MUSEUM: 100 NOK

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This picture shows a adult male sculpture holding by one hand a female child sculpture.
The sculpture park is Gustav Vigeland’s life work, comprising over 200 sculptures in granite, bronze and wrought iron

Every statue in Vigeland Park has a different story! You will be touched and feel what the sculptures show you from joy, sadness to anger and love.

This picture shows an adult male sculpture holding in his back a child male sculpture
More than a million visitors visit Gustav Vigeland’s sculptures every year
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This post was most recently updated on May 22nd 2020.

2 thoughts on “Oslo | The Vigeland Park

  1. This is my favorite sight to see in Oslo. I can spend hours looking at them all. I like how you also included photos of the sculptures on the bridge nearby. Some of those are incredible.

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