Summary of Frogner Park
Frogner Park is a public park located in the Borough of Frogner In Oslo, Norway, its the biggest park in the city of Oslo. It’s named after the Manor House, which is located in the south of the park area and is home to the Oslo City Museum.
The park of Frogner Manor used to be historically smaller and the centered on the manor house and was landscaped as a baroque park in the 18th century. Large parts of the estate were sold to give room for city expansion in the 19th century, and the remaining estate was bought by Christiania municipality in 1896 and made into a public park. It was the site of the 1914 Jubilee Exhibition, and Vigeland’s sculpture arrangement was constructed from the 1920s.
In addition to the sculpture park, the manor house and a nearby pavilion, the park also contains Frognerbadet (the Frogner Baths) and Frogner Stadium. The Frogner Pond is found in the centre of the park.
The Frogner Park covers 45 hectares and home to the world’s largest sculpture park made by a single artist. Both the Frogner Park and the Vigeland installation is under the Heritage Act, as the first park in Norway.
Open All Year Round
The Park has a number of facilities from café and a restaurant to Baths and Tennis Courts:
- Children’s Playground
- Frognerbadet (Frogner Baths)
- Frogner Stadium
- Tennis courts
The Norway’s biggest Playground is located in Frogner park, located near the main entrance.
- The Doomsday Key written by author James Rollins has scenes in Frogner Park
- The 2017 film The Snowman features scenes in the park.
- In the TV series The Love Boat, some of the crew visited and saw the Vigeland sculptures in Frogner Park in a two-episode special.
- The science fiction novella The State of the Art by Iain M Banks includes a walk in the park by the main characters.
- In the detective thriller The Leopard, part of the Harry Hole series, Frogner Park is the scene of a sensational murder case.
How to get to Frogner Park
There are 6 ways to get from Oslo Central Station to Frogner Park by subway, tram, bus, taxi, towncar or foot:
Subway from Jernbanetorget (Line 5) to Majorstuen, and then a quick walk from Majorstuen to Frogner Park. Total Journey time will take around 15 minutes.
Walk from Oslo Central Station to Tollboden, and then a Bus (30 or 31) from Tollboden to Frogner kirke, then a Walk from Frogner kirke to Frogner Park. Total journey time will take around 30 minutes.
Taxi or Uber will take 5 minutes from Oslo Central Station to Frogner Park.
If you planning to walk from Oslo Central Station to Frogner Park, The Journey will take around 45 minutes.