Walking to the Vigeland Sculpture Park
After passing through the squares and the big wheel we headed towards Johans Gate. This pedestrianised street goes past the cathedral. Away in front of and above us we could see the Royal Palace. The street has gardens and fountains as we walked up it.
At the top of Karl Johans gate we turned to the left to go around the Palace gardens as we planned to walk to the Vigeland Sculpture Park. This was a site in Oslo that we we’d never visited.
On either side of Colbjornsens Gate the houses alternated with larger apartment blocks. There were lots of shops and restaurants too.
Finally we turned right Kirkevien and could see lots of coaches parked at the side of the road on the left. They were close by the entrance to the park.
Vigeland Sculpture Park Park
After passing through the gates we followed the signs to the cafe and joined the long queue for the toilets – charged at 10 Danish Kroner per visit.
The park was very busy with both locals and tourists. As we walked through the sculptures on either side of the avenue we could see lots of people sun bathing on the grass taking advantage of the glorious weather.
We climbed the steps to see the statues that decorated each of the levels of the mound.
Rather than walk back down the avenue we took a detour and walked back through the trees in the park.
Once back at the cafe we had coffee and beer watched by the local wildlife.
This snack only cost us the equivalent of £12!
Walking to central Oslo didn’t take as long as we no longer had to struggle with hop-on-hop-off bus map that had large parts of the city blocked out with bus stop information.
It was so hot that we decided to skip walking the Palace grounds and headed straight for Karl Johans gate and some shade.