Vigeland Park, Oslo: 15 of the craziest, weirdest and wonderful sculptures!

by | Feb 5, 2016 | Latest Posts, Norway, Photography

Angry babies, the circle of life, monoliths and nakedness: not exactly what we were expecting when, after two weeks of Norwegian road trip wilderness, we arrived in Oslo and visited the incredibly weird and wonderful Vigeland Sculpture Park! Vigeland is the life work of Gustav Vigeland and the sculptures represent the Human Condition illustrating the complexities of relationships and the journey from the cradle to the grave. We were intrigued and ready to explore!

Norway Vigeland Sculpture Park

PS In case there was any doubt, the angry babies and nakedness form part of the 212 bronze sculptures scattered throughout the park!

Vigeland Sculpture Park

The Vigeland Sculpture installation is a fascinating collection of sculptures set among acres and acres of green grass. As we caught sight of the sculptures we were amazed by the mix of thought provoking, eye opening and utterly beautiful creations.

Like many of the crazy and wonderful places we come across on our travels pictures speak a thousand words so here’s a round up of our favourite Vigeland sculptures! Enjoy!

1 | Man under attack from genii spiritsNorway Vigeland Sculpture Park ©thewholeworldisaplaygroundA close up:Norway Vigeland Sculpture Park ©thewholeworldisaplayground

2 | Angry BoyNorway Vigeland Sculpture Park ©thewholeworldisaplayground

3 | A child in each armNorway Vigeland Sculpture Park ©thewholeworldisaplayground

4 | Gazing skywardNorway Vigeland Sculpture Park ©thewholeworldisaplayground

5 | Dancing young womanNorway Vigeland Sculpture Park ©thewholeworldisaplayground

6 | The MonolithNorway Vigeland Sculpture Park ©thewholeworldisaplayground

7 | The FountainNorway Vigeland Sculpture Park ©thewholeworldisaplayground

8 | The SundialNorway Vigeland Sculpture Park ©thewholeworldisaplaygroundI spy Ireland! The incredible detail:Norway Vigeland Sculpture Park ©thewholeworldisaplayground

9 | One handed girl liftNorway Vigeland Sculpture Park ©thewholeworldisaplayground

10 | The Clamouring BabiesNorway Vigeland Sculpture Park ©thewholeworldisaplayground

11 | The ringNorway Vigeland Sculpture Park ©thewholeworldisaplayground

12 | EntwinedNorway Vigeland Sculpture Park ©thewholeworldisaplayground

13 | Swinging ChildNorway Vigeland Sculpture Park ©thewholeworldisaplayground

14 | Dancing CoupleNorway Vigeland Sculpture Park ©thewholeworldisaplayground

15 | FamilyNorway Vigeland Sculpture Park ©thewholeworldisaplayground

Overall

We had no idea what to expect as we arrived at Vigeland Sculpture Park but we were in for a fab surprise! Wandering around Vigeland attempting to interpret all the amazing sculptures was one of the highlights of our time in Oslo. The sculptures are beautiful and strange and Vigeland is definitely at the top of our Oslo must see list list!

Visiting Vigeland Sculpture Park

Vigeland Sculpture Park is located in Frogner Park, Oslo’s largest public park.

Read more about our Norway road trip here!

What do you reckon? Beautiful, crazy, weird or wonderful? One for the travel list? Let us know in the comments!Norway Vigeland Sculpture Park ©thewholeworldisaplayground

3 Comments

  1. I went to this park in the dead of winter last year. Probably the best park I’ve ever been to! Seeing all the sculptures coated in ice was an amazing sight – so this place is wonderful any time of year!

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    • Hi Alicia! That sounds fab! It was pretty cold outside of Oslo when we visited in June but Oslo was sunny. Our fave park too!

      Elaine

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  2. We usually tend to joke about Norwegians here in Sweden (as they do about us as well). These sculptures sure looks wierd enough to be the source of some of the jokes.

    At the same time, they are quite fascinating. 🙂

    Reply

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