On this page visitors can see a complete list of the most famous tourist attractions in Oslo. This is also the fastest way to get to know Oslo and all its sights. Oslo is a Viking city created on the fjords, one of the best and safest places to live today, and this is also a city of numerous cultural sights that testify to the incredible history of this place as well as the people who live there.
Ekebergparken Sculpture Park is a park of national heritage with the panoramic view on Ekeberg and one of the most attractive parks in Oslo which takes up the territory of 25,5 hectares. It opened on September 26th, 2013. The construction of this park was driven and financed by the director and the art collector Christian Ringnes. The park is owned by the city of Oslo, whereas the sculptures in the park are owned by the Christian Institute and C. Ludens Ringens Foundation. In the first year of the park’s existence, 31 sculptures were placed there. Most of them were the statues of women, and later on other kinds arrived in the park. The park connects its long history, beautiful nature, amazing view and impressive sculptures in a unique way.
When we say Oslo, the first thing that comes to mind is Frogner Park! In front of the entrance of the park, you will see huge gates, and by looking in the distance, you will notice the hugeness of the park in which all the magic of nature and art is hidden! Frogner Park is the biggest park in the central parts of Oslo, spreading over the territory of 45 hectares. It contains the Vigeland installation which is created by only one man- Gustav Vigeland. The installation consists of sculptures and bigger buildings such as fountains and bridges.
“The outdoor exhibit” that everyone talks about is Vigeland Park. The Vigeland Installation, consisting of sculptures, bridges and fountains, is situated in Frogner Park, and the installation is commonly referred to as Vigeland Park. The setup was first constructed in 1920, with the major part being added between 1939 and 1949, and is still the largest sculpture park in the world, consisting solely from the works of Norwegian sculptor Gustav Vigeland, whose name it bears. This favorite tourist attraction is open throughout the year, and in it you can see 200 bronze, granite and wrought iron sculptures that Vigeland had created in his lifetime.
Holmenkollen is a hill considered the most popular recreational site in Oslo, especially during winter. It is situated in the Northwest, and is only twenty to forty minutes away from the city center, depending on whether you are travelling by car or T-ban (metro). Fans of skiing adore the Holmenkollen ski park, which held its first ski jumping event in 1892. The popularity of the site prompted the construction of the ski arena which today hosts the world’s most famous sports events, including the famous Holmenkollen ski festival, which is commonly referred to as Norway’s second national day. Apart from the scenic nature of the location itself, the site is also popular with tourists because of the Holmenkollen Ski Museum and the ski jump track.
Nature lovers adore this unique botanical garden. The Toien Garden, as it is also called, was opened in 1814 and offers its visitors a peaceful oasis containing 35000 plants from 7500 different species spreading over an area of 150 hectares, making it one of Oslo’s most important tourist sites, but the garden is also popular among the locals. The plants are grown in greenhouses and open gardens which each tell their own stories. The botanical garden teaches us about the diversity of flora and the importance of its preservation, housing even some native Norwegian plant species that are deemed endangered. The Palm House, dating back to 1868, and the Victoria garden, first opened in 1876, provide onlookers with exotic plant species from various corners of the globe.