Vigeland Park is the world's largest sculpture park dedicated to the work of a single artist, and an ode to one man's obsession with the human form. The park displays over 200 sculptures fashioned from granite, bronze and wrought iron by the Norwegian artist, Gustav Vigeland, created over a period of 20 years from 1924 to 1943. In fact, the park itself was designed by the famed sculptor and is actually a mammoth installation in Frogner Park. Vigeland's work varies from depictions of humans engaged in everyday tasks, to more symbolic and abstract works like The Monolith, a 14.12-meter (46.33-foot) high sculpture composed of 121 human figures intended to represent the human desire to reach out to the divine. Other notable sculptures include The Wheel of Life and The Fountain. Although each is a masterpiece in its own right, the interplay with the layout and architecture of the park creates a whole that is more amazing than the sum of its parts. Today, Vigeland Park is one of Oslo's most popular attractions, visited by over one million tourists each year.
O Norsk Folkemuseum tem 100 anos e é um museu ao céu aberto que contém mais de 150 autênticas construcções de diferentes regiões. Elas datam de um passado distante, a idade media, e entre as construcções está a igreja Gol do século 13. A exposição permanente apresenta secções de artesanatos, de roupas tradicionais, e da cultura do povo Sami. Uma loja para lembrancinhas, um café e um restaurante estão localizados no térreo também.
Fritjof Nansen, Roald Amundsen and Otto Sverdrup all sailed this 100-year-old ship (called the Fram) on their daring Arctic expeditions. Covered by a uniquely-shaped building on the Bygdy peninsula, the ship lends weight to the museum's focus on Norway's crucial role in the history of Arctic exploration. Visitors can now visit the ship's interior and see all its original contents and, best of all, can be sure to leave the ship with great knowledge about marine exploration.
Sognsvann Lake, and its surrounding countryside, is one of the most popular choices for a city-dweller's day out, both in summer and winter. During the hottest months, the lake is excellent for swimming and sun-bathing, and when the lake freezes over later in the year, it becomes a huge, natural ice rink, popular with skaters of all ages. Sognsvann is the terminus for the Sognsvann branch of the underground, so it is very easy to get to, whether you come from the city center or from Majorstuen. Marked trails take you straight into the woods, with a variety of alternatives for short and long walks. In the winter, the same paths, now snow-covered, are used for cross-country skiing.
Bygdy is a peninsula packed with leisure activities for everyone. Many of the city's museums are situated here, and you can easily spend the whole day visiting them. The Vikingskiphuset are a must. There are also great beaches, which are excellent for swimming and sun-bathing. You could see the King's farm, or visit a small castle used as a summer residence by a previous king. Alternatively, take a pleasant stroll among the many magnificent houses of this affluent residential area (home to former prime minister Gro Harlem Brundtland). The best way to get there in the summer is by ferry from the pier in front of the Town Hall. Bus number 30 will get you there all year round.
Fruto da imaginação do Professor Gustafson, este museu foi construído depois de navios antigos foram descobertos em Tune, Gokstad, Oseberg e Borre. A última ala do museu foi erguida em 1957. Quando se- entra no museu, a passagem pelo navio Oseberg é obrigatória para se-atingir o seu salão principal. O mezanino apresenta exposições temáticas. Além dos 900 anos de navio, eles têm artefatos vikings e uma câmara de enterros com toda esqueletos intactos. Eles também têm uma livraria vendendo livros, cartazes, cartões postais, lembranças e jóias.
Esta é a rua principal de Oslo, uma área de pedestres que liga a estação central ao palácio. Os visitantes podem admirar a vista nalgum dos antros da rua ou simplesmente seguir o público pela estrada, passando por vendedores ambulantes e animadores, passando pelo parlamento, o teatro nacional, o Grand Hotel e pela universidade. Contando com centenas de diferentes lojas, a rua também é uma Meca para os consumistas. O parque entre o parlamento e o teatro nacional é transformada numa pista de patinação no gelo no inverno.
Three attractions share the same house. Edvard Munch, the painter, was born at Pilestredet 29 and lived here as a child. The mural of The Scream, based on Edvard Munch's painting and recreated here in black and white, is very impressive and was made by architecture students when the buildings were threatened by demolition. This is one of Oslo's few murals and should be seen. Close by is the Blitz building, which offers punk concerts and various political activities, as well as tasty waffles and cheap vegetarian food.
Eidsvolls plass is located in the capital city of Oslo, Norway. It is also known as the National Mall of Norway owing to a large number of national symbols that are found here. It was a marshy land earlier, but with the number of buildings that developed around this place, it was converted into a park. In the year 1956, a water pool was added to the park. This pool is used for ice skating during the winter season and has become a major attraction here.
O prédio abriga o Parlamento norueguês e data de 1866. Visitas guiadas são oferecidas diariamente entre o dia 1 de julho e 20 de agosto e são feitas em norueguês, inglês, alemão e francês as 10, 11:30 e 13h da tarde. Entre o 15 de Setembro e o 15 junho, as visitas ocorrem todos os sábados (em norueguês apenas) às 10h, 11:30 e 13h da tarde. Excursões para grupos podem ser organizadas a pedido entre setembro e junho. A entrada é gratuita e as visitas duram cerca uma hora.
Sehesteds plass is located in the city of Oslo, Norway. It has derived it's name after the Norwegian Governor, Hannibal Sehested. It was designed to look like Vendome Place that is situated in Paris. The square displays a beautiful water fountain. The square is flanked by two major publication houses' headquarters.
Wessels Plass is located in the capital city of Oslo, Norway. The square originally included a knoll and a house. The Parliament building was constructed in the year 1866. The Knoll was destroyed in the year 1880 and a park was built on the square. The square has been given it's name after the local poet Johan Wessel.