Vigeland Museum

Vigeland Museum, Oslo: Hours, Address, Vigeland Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Vigeland Museum
4.5
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
About
The Vigeland Park is the world's largest sculpture park made by a single artist, and is one of Norway's most popular tourist attractions. The park is open to visitors all year round.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 architectural 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.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Tours & experiences
Explore different ways to experience this place.
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
Popular mentions

4.5
7,543 reviews
Excellent
4,976
Very good
2,091
Average
402
Poor
48
Terrible
26

Nina Valborg W
Bourg-en-Lavaux, Switzerland2 contributions
Aug 2021
I've lived in Oslo for 30 years. Now I livee abroad. When I go back there these days to visit family and friends, I just "have to" go to the Vigeland Park and drop by the museum. Feel like a tourist in my old home town, but love it.
Written January 13, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Shazzarinski
302 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
We walked from the Radisson..a long but easy stroll...very much worth it...it’s a small park but the sheer volume of sculptures by the same artists is stunning & a photographers dream. Caught the tram back to the opera house for sunset. Go!⭐️
Written February 19, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

mcdl_82
121 contributions
Jan 2020
This is an interesting experience to then visit the Frogner park with different eyes. Unfortunately, the information on site are still relatively poor. In addition, the place is quite noisy (people chatting and laughing out loud), and the staff seems not to care. The museum shop is quite disappointing.
Written January 18, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

O'Shane D
8 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
This a great park, and very unique. The sculptures are like none other. The entire experience allows you the time to take in the beauty and to try to piece the story of the sculptures together. I highly recommend this visit!
Written February 8, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

FrequentFlier2581
Rockville, MD - USA1 contribution
I spent 9 days in Norway on a beautiful farm in Aurskog Holand, in the southeast part of Norway close to Sweden. It was the start of April, this year (2003). Spring was just beginning there and the sky a color of blue and clearness I rarely see here. Birds were just beginning their flights. Ice was melting on the lake at the farm. I fell in love!My friend took me to all the Oslo sites and I have to say the park was most awesome to me.In the center are stone statues showing the cycles of life in great detail of the human body and human condition arranged around and ascending stairs to a monument of bodies intertwined.Beyond this part is a bridge lined with metal statues. . . bronze I believe. To me they showed all of life being enjoyed without constraint. A freedom in expression. My favorite is of a woman in dance; holding her long hair out to the breeze, a leg lifted as in ballet.Please visit this fantastic place, I promise you will have no regrets! I hope to go back someday.Thank you, Patti
Written May 18, 2003
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Stay20639
Sweden1 contribution
Vigeland park is full of statues by Gustav Vigeland. He worked for the city for 15 years making statues to fill the park. I think there are something like 180 statues there, and all the people depicted are naked, except for the statue he made of himself, which is fully-clothed! The statues are sometimes funny, sometimes sad, but always beautiful. At the top of the park, there is a huge monolith of bodies, surrounded by circles of statues depicting the cycles of life, from babies to elderly. There are also gorgeous wrought iron gates both there and at the entrance to the park. It is an absolutely stunning place. I've been there in different seasons, since it is my favorite place to go in Oslo, and the prettiest is in July/August, when all the flowers are in bloom. The park is filled with flowers, and is a great place for a picknick when the weather is nice. In winter, with the snow, the park is much more stark, although still quite beautiful. Vigeland park is definitely a must-see for anyone in Oslo!!
Written September 2, 2005
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Rikard E
Stockholm, Sweden1 contribution
Aug 2013 • Business
So I went to Vigeland Park which was very nice and it was even sunny. The statues are big and look like people who are naked, they can be of one person or more. They are very impressive as is the big thing in the middle of the statues which looks like a mixture of a something from greek mythology and a penis. BUT what ruined my whole experience was that people kept taking pictures of their friends touching the genitals of the naked statues. This made me feel very uncomfortable, and since some of the statues are displaying children this could possibly be illegal. If you want to take pictures of yourself touching a penis made in stone I'm afraid you have to make the penis yourself. Still nice statues though.
Written August 17, 2013
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

QuickWhitTravel
Washington DC, DC4,067 contributions
May 2014 • Couples
Please be aware that the "art" in this park is all nude. Nude adults playing with nude children (makes me think of pedophiles), nude people toppling over each other, nude obelisk in the middle, all nude all the time. I was appalled.
Written May 12, 2014
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Skiburb1
San Luis Obispo, CA2 contributions
This is the most beautiful park ever. I spent 12 days in Norway a few years ago, and 6 of them with my friend who lives near Oslo. We went to the park and museum twice, and spent most of one day relaxing in the park with a picnic lunch and walking around. This place is amazing and one of those "must-be-seen" before you die!!
Be sure to take a good camera:)
Written August 14, 2007
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Go686
Oslo, Norway65 contributions
Jul 2014 • Friends
The Vigeland Park is the world's largest sculpture park made by a single artist, and is one of Norway's most popular tourist attractions. The park is open to visitors all year round.
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 architectural layout of the park. The Vigeland Park was mainly completed between 1939 and 1949.

Well worth a visit, plenty to see and it's free.
Take a picnic!
Written September 5, 2014
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Showing results 1-10 of 4,318
Anything missing or inaccurate?
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Vigeland Museum

Vigeland Museum is open:
  • Tue - Sun 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Buy tickets in advance on Tripadvisor. If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.

We recommend booking Vigeland Museum tours ahead of time to secure your spot. If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel up to 24 hours before your tour starts for a full refund. See all 2 Vigeland Museum tours on Tripadvisor


Restaurants near Vigeland Museum: View all restaurants near Vigeland Museum on Tripadvisor