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5 Fantastic Walking Tours For A Sunny Sunday

We have reached March and we at OsloWay are sure you have noticed the same as we have: The days are finally getting longer and we get a bit more sunshine in our lives! The time is right for getting outside again and what better way to start the outdoor season than by discovering Oslo on foot? In this article, we will introduce you to five of our favourite self-guided walking tours in Oslo that you can easily fit into a free afternoon.

Vigeland Sculpture Park

Firstly, we have to mention one of our absolute favourite places to take a stroll in Oslo: Vigeland Sculpture Park. Gustav Vigeland (1869-1943) is probably Norway's most well known sculptor and Vigeland Sculpture Park is dedicated to his work.

The sculpture park, which is part of Frognerparken, has more than 200 of Vigeland's sculptures on display. They are a little weird, thought provoking and certainly a sight to see! With millions of visitors each year, Vigelands Sculpture Park is one of Norway's top attractions and the park's fantastic sculptures have fascinated visitors for many years.

What's more, if you would like to extend your walk beyond the limits of the sculpture park, you can certainly do so. Frognerparken is one of Oslo's biggest parks and invites visitors for leisurely strolls around kilometers of pathways.

The park is open all year round and admission is free.

Local tip: Did you know that Gustav Vigeland had a brother who was also a renowned artist? Unlike his brother who has dedicated his life to sculptures, Emanuel Vigeland's work consist mostly of paintings, frescoes and stained glass windows. However, many consider Vigeland's masterpiece to be his own mausoleum. Emanuel Vigeland's Mausoleum (also called Tomba Emmanuelle) is located in North-West part of Oslo and is definitely one of the most interesting hidden gems!