5Parks are an important part of Oslo’s landscape, and a number feature art installations by international and local artists. A ten-minute drive from the museum, in the north-eastern suburbs, is one of the most notable, Vigeland Park, which is the world’s largest sculpture park by a single artist.
Created by Norwegian sculptor Gustav Vigeland in the 1940s, the park encompasses 32 hectares of landscaped gardens and lakes, strewn with more than 200 granite, bronze and cast-iron sculptures of human figures, portraying different stages of life. The most arresting is a monolith of stone-carved bodies, knotted and clambering over one another, toward the pillar’s highest point. It’s an intense, even unsettling sight, but it makes for a stunning photo. Free entry; Nobels Gate 32; vigeland.museum.no