Within Frogner Park (Frognerparken) is Vigeland Park, Norway's most popular tourist attraction, famous for 200 sculptures by ... More
Within Frogner Park (Frognerparken) is Vigeland Park, Norway's most popular tourist attraction, famous for 200 sculptures by Norwegian sculptor, Gustav Vigeland. During the summer, the park's outdoor cafes and restaurants are always packed. Other areas are full of joggers, skaters and walkers. There is a playground where children are allowed to climb on the sculptures. Frognerbadet outdoor pool is located next to the park.
The gardens, the walkways, the atmosphere - Frognerparken is not to be missed. Our favorites are the statues. Statues created by artist, Edvard Vigeland and his students, tell the story of a family. A family that could be yours or mine. You almost feel the emotions expressed on the faces of the statues. You almost see the movements of the body as the muscles and tendons, body parts etc are so lifelike. I love the "angry boy" on the bridge! The artist has truly captured my grandson having a "hissy fit".
Thank goodness you are allowed to touch the statues - because most people would just have to touch, whether or not it was permitted.
Frognerparken is a priority on our list each time we visit family and friends in Norway.
My parents used to take me to Frogner Park as a child to see the sculptures and feed the swans aside the bridge. The memories are such a gift! I plan on returning with my children so that they can share similar memories.
I grew up not far from there. My family would walk down there at least once a week. Great family atmosphere. It's beautiful, everything about it, no matter what season. Be sure to bring something to feed the swans.
I had the great opportunity to see this park at 2 am during the long nights of summer. The sight along the promenade of lamps & statues, crowned by the incredible obelisk of human figures, the play of light and shadows on the labyrinths, the flowing water and stars reflected in pools, the impressions from the statues seen against the lightening sky�it was deep magic.
Go there any time; it can only be wonderful.
I'm impressed also that it is open and that one can walk there safely, quietly and in peace at any time. Let yourself have this on your trip.
Free to enter, Frognerparken was a really nice place with nice gardens / park area and sculptures - a great place to spend half a day walking around and lounging in the sunshine.
One thing that would make Frognerparken better is if there were less tourists. I happened to visit mid-week and it was quite tourist-ridden, so I'd hate to imagine how the park's beauty is spoilt at a weekend; overrun with snap-happy tourists and the gates lined with coaches.
The subject is perfect. The message is clear. The architecture superb. The lay out is well-spaced not cramp. One can stay at the park and ponder about life and family. The park I think bespeaks of the Norwegian soul.
Frognerparken is ......, well really is speechless. It is something you need to see for your self. Make sure to have a camera. I would suggest to go about an hour until sun down and make sure to stay as the sun sets. What a great place to experince Norway.
My breath was taken away the first time I saw these stunning statues and sculptures depicting all aspects of human life and emotions. I would put this as a "Must See" on a Top 10 list of what to see in Europe. I've been there now in all seasons except Autumn, and it's spectacular each time.
Great park close to centre of Oslo. A 'must see' for all visitors with it's relaxed atmosphere and wonderful sculptures.
You can either just stroll around or sit down for a cold drink and snack.
When it comes to value for money, it's unbeatable - it's free!!!
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