In this guide we want to collect some of the best attractions in Oslo.

Vigelandsparken, the world’s largest sculpture park

This is the number one attraction in Oslo. Vigelandsparken is unique. It belongs to your bucket list – no matter if you’re a Norwegian or not. If you have 2 hours in Oslo, just go to this park.

The world’s biggest sculpture park created by one and only artist. You will be amazed of Gustav Vigeland (1869-1943). The park is open 24/7. They have also some lights so you can see most of the sculptures also in the darkness. You will find more than 200 skulptures in bronze, granite and wrought iron. Vigeland himself has been the architecture of the 320.000 meter2  park. The park was finished in 1949.

The park is divided into 5 units: The Main Portal, The Bridge with a kids area,  Fontain, Monolith and Wheel of Life.

The most popular sculpture is the smallest one: Sinnataggen (The angry boy), only 83 cm tall.  It is Vigeland’s most famous sculpture and many people want to grab his hand. Through they years this sculpture has been stolen but always been found afterwards.

At the highest point of Vigeland Park, the 17 meter tall Monolith, which consists of 121 figures, is cut out of a single granite block – hence the name. It took 3 sculptors  14 years to build the Monolith! Humans are sucked upwards toward the sky. Here we see vigil and mastery of despair, but also hope. Absolutely recommended to see.

Where is The Sculpture Park located? Vigelandsparken is a part of Frognerparken. It is a beautiful park which also contains Frognerbadet (Open Air Public Bath /swimming pool), Frogner stadiontennis courts and some kiosks.

How to get there: Take tram Line 12 from Jernbanetorget to Vigelandsparken. The trip takes 15 minutes and the tram stops just outside of the park.

Beside of the park, there is also a museum of Vigeland, where you have to pay to enter. We think that the park is much more important to visit than the museum, but if you want more insight about Vigeland you could consider to do that as well. You can check out more info on the Vigeland Museum’s Website.

Address: Nobels gate 32, 0268 Oslo

Holmenkollen Ski Jump Tower

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Before or after the visit at the ski museum. It is nice to take a trip up to the Holmenkollen ski jump tower. From here you can get an amazing view of Oslo, which is worth every second.

Opening hours
10.00 – 16.00: October until April
10.00 – 17.00: May and September
09.00 – 20.00: June, July an August

Open 365 days a year!

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What to see?
Here you can get an amazing view of Oslo from the top. We advice you to come here when it’s clear sky, because in winter the area can be filled with the very known Holmenkollen fog. When it’s present, then the view is at zero.

Price:
130 NOK for Adults
65 NOK for Children
110 NOK if more than 10 Persons in a Group
110 NOK for students or seniors
320 NOK for Family ticket

This price also gives you access to the ski museum which sits at the base of Holmenkollen ski jump.

Midtstubakken

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Midtstubakken is located next to it’s big brother Holmenkollen. The bridge and the road is the border between these two amazingly made ski jumps. It is completely free to visit this ski jump. You can walk all the way to it, but be careful! It’s pretty high up. You can also walk up to the top and get an amazing view of Oslo. The design of the top part is really impressive. Midstubakken is in fact our favorite ski jump in Oslo!

Opening hours:
Open 365 days a year!

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What to see?
Amazing view of Oslo! Especially with clear sky!

Price:
Free!

Holmenkollen Chapel

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A timeless chapel that is located just next to the big Holmenkollen ski jump. It was made back in 1903 and is now registered in Norway’s cultural heritage database. The church is an Evangelical Lutheran church and belongs to Church of Norway.

Opening hours
Open when Protestantic churches are open. Otherwise closed!

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What to see?
Old church that is really nice looking. Sits in the middle between Holmenkollen and Midtstubakken ski jumps.

Price: Free!

Tryvann Winter and Summer park

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Opening hours:
All the time during the summer! None of the lifts is working though!

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Price: Free!

Korketrekkeren

 

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Opening hours: Open when Protestantic churches are open. Otherwise closed!

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What to see?: In winter this is a long winter slide that runs all the way from Frognerseteren, beyond Holmenkollen and ends at Midtstuen. From here you can take the Metro which goes every 15 minute up to Frognerseteren and slide down again.

Price: Free! But taking the Metro isn’t. Buy a 24 hour, 7 days or a Month card.