Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #2 in Oslo, Norway

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Tour Facts

Number of sights 11 sights
Distance 4.9 km
Ascend 99 m
Descend 67 m

Explore Oslo in Norway with this free self-guided walking tour. The map shows the route of the tour. Below is a list of attractions, including their details.

All Sightseeing Tours in Oslo Individual Sights in Oslo

Sight 1: Madserud gård

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Madserud gård

Madserud farm is a former farm facility in the west of Oslo municipality. The farm was originally a homestead under Søndre Skøyen and was named after a man named Mads, father of Niels Madsen, who once lived there. From 1812 the square belonged to merchant Jacob Erasmus Dybwad, who also owned Fredriksberg on the south side of the Frognerel river. The middle section of the farmhouse was possibly erected sometime in the period 1852-74 by the wholesaler Stener Rosenberg, in the late classical style with elements of the Neo-Renaissance. The later owner was Captain Fredrik Georg Wilhelm Sverdrup, who in 1890 extended the house with a built-in glass veranda to the east. From 1903 the farm was owned by Harald Løvenskiold. In 1913 he added the house to the west to make it symmetrical, and added the column section on the long side to the south. The architect for this was Herman Backer. Thus, the house got the shape it has today.

Wikipedia: Madserud gård (NO)

959 meters / 12 minutes

Sight 2: Livshjulet

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LivshjuletJean-Pierre Dalbéra from Paris, France / CC BY 2.0

"The Wheel of Life" is a sculpture by Gustav Vigeland in the Vigeland facility in Frognerparken in Oslo. The sculpture was modelled in 1933-1934 and erected in 1949. It depicts a rotating wreath of women, men and children and terminates the 850-metre-long main axis of the plant to the west. The wheel of life is a symbol of, among other things, the perishable mortality and eternity.

Wikipedia: Livshjulet (Gustav Vigeland) (NO)

184 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 3: The Monolith

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The "Monolith" is a 17 meter high stone column carved from a stone monument that is part of the Vigeland facility in Frogner Park in Oslo. It is located on the "Monolith plateau" on the hill Tørtberg. The stone block was taken out by engineer Anders Beer at the quarry at Hov by the Iddefjord in 1922, and later transported to Oslo on a barge. It was completed by Gustav Vigeland's stonemason's assistants, the Swede Nils Jönsson, the Dane Karl Kjær, and the Norwegian Ivar Broe in 1943. The column, which consists of 121 figures, stands on the highest point of the Vigeland facility and Frogner Park and is 17 meters high. The monumental sculpture is surrounded by a circular staircase with 36 granite figural groups placed rowing up the staircase. The monolith plateau is surrounded by a low granite balustrade with eight double gates of wrought iron. The name suggests that the sculpture is carved from a single granite block.

Wikipedia: Monolitten (NO)

161 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 4: Sculpture park

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Sculpture park Arnonb16 / CC BY-SA 3.0

The "fountain" is modeled on the monument sculpture group in Gustav's Viper National Bronze, and is placed as one of the main units along the main axis in the Viper National System in the iced Frog Park.

Wikipedia: Fontenen i Vigelandsanlegget (NO), Url

64 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 5: Frogner Park

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Frogner Park is a public park located in the central West End borough of Frogner in Oslo, Norway. The park is historically part of Frogner Manor and is Oslo's largest park, open to the public at all times. It includes the manor house which is the seat of Oslo Museum, the nearby Henriette Wegner Pavilion, the Vigeland installation of sculptures, Frogner Baths, Frogner stadion, Frognerparken Café, the restaurant Herregårdskroen and the largest collection of roses in the country with 14,000 plants of 150 species. Frogner Park is the most visited tourist attraction in Norway.

Wikipedia: Frogner Park (EN)

135 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 6: Sinnataggen

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"Sinnataggen" is a sculpture in the Vigeland facility in Frognerparken in Oslo. It depicts a small, angry boy and is considered Gustav Vigeland's most famous sculpture. "Sinnataggen", cast in bronze, was probably modelled in 1928 and mounted as one of 58 sculptures on the "Bridge" in the sculpture park in 1940.

Wikipedia: Sinnataggen (NO)

405 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 7: Oslo City Museum

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Oslo City Museum is a department of Oslo Museum in Oslo, Norway. The museum is located at Frogner Manor in Frogner Park (Frognerparken).

Wikipedia: Oslo City Museum (EN)

609 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 8: Sonja Henie

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Sonja Henie

Sonja Henie was a Norwegian figure skater and film star. She was a three-time Olympic champion in women's singles, a ten-time World champion (1927–1936) and a six-time European champion (1931–1936). Henie has won more Olympic and World titles than any other ladies' figure skater. She is one of only two skaters to defend a ladies' singles Olympic title, the other being Katarina Witt, and her six European titles has only been matched by Witt.

Wikipedia: Sonja Henie (EN)

356 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 9: Amaldus Nielsens plass

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Amaldus Nielsens plass is a square with park and marketplace at Frogner in Oslo.

Wikipedia: Amaldus Nielsens plass (Vestkanttorvet) (NO)

276 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 10: Christian Lous Lange

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Christian Lous Lange

Christian Lous Lange was a Norwegian historian, teacher, and political scientist. He was one of the world's foremost exponents of the theory and practice of internationalism.

Wikipedia: Christian Lous Lange (EN)

1770 meters / 21 minutes

Sight 11: Idioten

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Idioten is a park-like recreational area at Valleløkken, near Adamstuen in the north of the St. Hanshaugen district in Oslo.

Wikipedia: Idioten (NO)


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