The Vigeland Park is a must-see attraction for any art lover visiting the beautiful Norwegian capital. Situated within Frogner Park in the wester part of Oslo, the park was Gustav Vigeland’s lifework and features more than 200 sculptures in bronze, granite and wrought iron. The artist was also in charge of the design and architectural layout of the park, which was completed between 1939 and 1949.
The park, also known as the Vigeland Sculpture Arrangement, is the largest sculpture park in the world to feature the works of just one artist. The park is open all year round and admission is free, making it the perfect place to spend a day during your stay in Oslo.
What not to missThe Monolith is without doubt the most famous and the most spectacular of the sculptures, standing on the highest point of the park. No less than 121 figures constitute the 17,3 meters tall Monolith, which is cut out of a single block of granite. Among the highlights are also the 100-meter-long bridge with its 58 bronze statues, the fountain and the ‘Wheel of life’.
The Vigeland MuseumVisitors can also take a tour of the Vigeland Museum, just a five minutes’ walk from the park. In addition to taking care of Gustav Vigeland’s heritage, the museum is a venue for presenting three dimensional arts, such as sculptures and installations, as well as video based art.
If you are planning to visit the park and museum and are looking for a conveniently located hotel, the Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, Oslo is a superb option, situated just a ten minutes’ drive away. This upmarket hotel is ideally suited for anyone wanting to discover the incredible park and other popular city center attractions. After a long day of sightseeing and activities, unwind in a comfortable, spacious guest room or suite and make use of the hotel’s excellent amenities, including its state-of-the-art fitness center.