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Vigeland Sculpture Park, also known as the Frogner Park is a park for the public in Oslo and also historically related to the part of the Manor of Frogner. The manor is located in the southern region of the park and is a home to the Oslo City Museum. The park houses a well-known sculpture of Vigeland, installed around 1924. It was formerly called the Tortberg and is a permanent installation. The Frogner Pond in the park is a delightful sight during summers as the water freezes entirely during winters. The Monolith is the most famous attraction for the tourists. Frognerbadet on the outskirts of the park offers visitors a bathing facility while the Frogner Stadium offers opportunities for sports like Tennis with defined courts.
It is housed in the University of Oslo as a part of the Museum of Cultural History. The archaeological excerpts from Oseberg, Borre Mound Cemetery, Tune, and Gokstad are present in the museum. Oseberg ship is the main highlight of the museum which is the world's largest excavated ship burial. Gokstad Ship and Tune Ship are the other attractions of the museum. The Viking Age is displayed with the help of sledges, a horse cart, tent, grave goods, buckets, wood carvings, beds and tent components.
The palace was built during the 19th Century to act as the residence of King Charles III of Norway. The palace is now the residence of the Norwegian monarch. The Palace is located at the Karl Johans Gate's end and is also surrounded by the Palace Square and Palace Park. The statue of King Charles John located on the Palace Square can be seen vividly from the Palace. The impeccable architecture and construction of the palace is its major attraction. The children's parade that passes through the Royal Palace is also witnessed by the tourists at the time of The Norwegian Constitution Day.
Norwegian Museum of Cultural History also known as Norsk Folkemuseum, is a museum representing the cultural history with exquisite collections of artifacts from social groups and other regions of Norway. Incorporating a huge open-air museum with 150 buildings is a major attraction for tourists visiting the city. Stamp Mill, Vicarage, Log houses, Gol Stave Church, Small houses from the working class of Enerhaugen and Stamp Mill are other major features.
Fram Museum is a museum that tells the story of the polar exploration of Norwegian region. It is located in the peninsular region of Bygdoy. There are also other museums surrounding the Fram Museum like the Kon-Tiki Museum, The Viking Ship Museum and The Bygdoy Royal Estate etc. The original exploration vessel, Fram, centers the museum and the visitors can have a look at the interiors of the vessel in the ship. The engine, bow and top deck are the most liked parts of the Fram in the museum by the visitors.
Oslo Opera House houses the Norwegian National Opera, the Ballet and also the National Opera Theatre. There are almost 1,100 rooms in the building with a spread of 414,000 square feet. The main auditorium can seat up to 1,364 people and the other 2 performance spaces have a capacity of seating 200 and 400 people, respectively. The exterior of the building has been covered with marble and white granite sourced from Italy and Carrara that makes it appear as if rising from the water. It is the largest constructed cultural building in Norway after the completion of Nidarosdomen. The sculpture by the name 'She Lies' is the most notable sculpture and is made up of stainless steel and glass. There have been several other art projects undertaken in the exterior as well as the interior of the Opera House.
Oslo, the most populated and the capital of Norway is constituted of both a municipality and a county. Since its formation, it has been the governmental and economic center of Norway and acts as the hub of Norwegian banking, shipping, and trade. It is an important center for maritime trade and maritime industries for Europe. Oslo has been considered as a Global City and also ranked as 'Beta World City'. The city has numerous green areas and parks within the core of the city as well as on the outskirts including Frogner Park, Bygdoy, Botanical Garden and Museum of the University of Oslo and others. Some of its other major attractions include the Oslo Opera House, the Oslo Harbor, Downtown of Oslo skyline and many more.
How to Get Tickets?
Tickets are easy to avail online as well as offline. If you need to book the tickets instantly, you can go for the online version and book your tickets through this website.
How To Get Around?
You can take the metro to travel around the city as it will take you to almost all the places you want to go. Ferry buses are also a nice option to try as done by most of the locals.
What Should I Wear?
You have to pack layers. The nights are chilly and the winters are definitely going to want you to wear a lot of wollen clothes. So pack your shoes, socks, and jackets positively. For the days, you can go for a nice neutral look with long gowns or pants and blouses. Boys can try a Capri and T-shirt look. Pack your denim bottoms as well.
Best Time to Visit
May and August are the warmest months in Oslo when there is daylight for 24 hours nearly and the spring is on its way.
Will I Need a Guide?
The website here will guide you enough to plan your trip properly. Thus, a guide is not needed.
How To Get There?
There are three direct flights to Oslo from major airports namely Gardermoen, Sandefjord Torp and Moss Ryge. From there you can easily reach the City Center via ferry bus or a rental car. You can also go for the metro, however, it can be a little crowded.
Metros and streets can get crowded. Beware of pickpockets and keep your cash in proper places securely. Always keep all your travel documents with yourself with utmost safety.