My Favorite Sculpture Park: Vigeland’s Park in Olso, Norway

And it is Free!…the scultures are incredibly powerful and highly erotic.

The work was very controverial when the park was created.

I suggest visiting the beautiful country of Norway. While there, don’t miss Vigeland’s Park, a sculpture park in Oslo with more than 200 works by Norway’s most famous sculptor, Gustav Vigeland.  The Vigeland Sculpture Park  which is in The Frogner Park.  The Vigeland Sculpture Park covers an area of 80 acres and it is about 10 minutes by subway from the city center.


Most of the statues depict people engaging in various typically human pursuits, such as running, wrestling, dancing, hugging, holding hands and so on. However, Vigeland occasionally included some statues that are more abstract, such as the “Man attacked by Babies” statue, which shows an adult male, fighting off a horde of tiny babies.

Vigeland park is a well known picnic area, popular in the summer for sunbathing, games, and relaxation.

The Vigeland Park is the largest sculpture park made by one singel artist in the world, and is open to visitors all year.

The unique sculpture park is Gustav Vigeland’s lifework with more than 200 sculptures in bronze, granite and wrought iron. Vigeland was also in charge of the design and architechtural layout of the park. The Vigeland Park was mainly completed between 1939 and 1949.

Most of the sculptures are placed in five units along an 850 meter long axis: The Main gate, the Bridge with the Children’s playground, the Fountain, the Monolith plateau and the Wheel of Life.


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  1. Donna Sevilla
    June 17th, 2009 at 18:10
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    My husband and I were here last summer at about 11pm. The light was stunning as is the whole park.

  2. Andrew
    August 22nd, 2009 at 15:38
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    How amusing! You think the park was controversial?! It was not. The city itself was enthusiastic about the project and paid the artist for years and years! The whole project was planned and paid for by Oslo!

    And as for “erotic”, talk about missing the point! Sounds like some puritan American attitude to me. We Scandinavians don’t find them erotic at all!

    The “Man attacked by babies” is not in fact being attacked by babies… They’re genii (Greek) also known as “daemons” in Latin. They’re usually depicted with wings… more familiar now?

  3. Lars Westergren
    April 5th, 2010 at 23:48
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    Why the attack mode, Andrew? I’m Scandinavian and I find the statues erotic.
    Nice article, DavidTravel, thank you.