Frognerparken (Frogner Park), also known as Vigelandsparken, is the largest park near Oslo’s central parts. Norwegians flock to this park for BBQs, social time, or just a little bit of sun when it’s warm outside. Tourists flock to this park to see a quieter side of Oslo, as well as the world-famous statues, all constructed solely by Gustav Vigeland.
I recently headed there on my own agenda, however. I was set out to see some beautiful fall foliage… something I was deeply missing this time of year from my home state of Virginia.
Thankfully, Frogner Park did not disappoint.
Vigeland Sculpture Park is Oslo’s most visited attraction.
Frognerparken is also home to Norway’s largest collection of roses, with a total of 14,000 plants and 150 different species. They are obviously not in bloom all year round, but when you catch them at the right time, it will take your breath away.
More roses and one of the most famous statues, the Monolith, which is over 14 meters high and consists of 121 human figures.
I can probably name about one hundred places in Oslo to see the changing leaves, but there is something so surreal and magical about watching it inside of Frogner Park.