Oslo Parks and Gardens

(Oslo, Ostlandet, Norway)

Photo of Frognerparken (Frogner Park)There are many gardens and large parks sprinkled around the city of Oslo. Each of the green spaces has something quite unique to offer and are usually close to many other attractions.

Located within the Frogner district of Oslo, the park's namesake, Frogner Park (Frognerparken) is a great place to bring the family during the summer months, when people flock to onsite coffee shops, which often spill out onto terraced areas. A scenic spot filled with natural beauty, Lake Sognsvann can be found close to central Oslo and within the district known as Ulleval, while for traditional Norwegian gardens, the Stensparken Park is hard to beat.

Picture of sculpture at the Frognerparken (Frogner Park)

Frognerparken (Frogner Park)

Address: Kirkeveien, Oslo, NO-0268, Norway, NO
Tel: +47 02 254 2530
Pathways at Frognerparken are suitable for walking and jogging, while other highlights include a large play area, an adjacent swimming pool and the Vigeland Park area. Here you will find a huge collection of Norwegian sculptures, which can be viewed in the open air.
Open hours: daily
Admission: free

Ola Narr Park

Address: Frydens Gate, Oslo, NO-0564, Norway, NO
Many people choose to visit Ola Narr Park for its spectacular vistas across Oslo alone, and this has understandably become a popular place for photographers, being the tallest point within the whole of the Toyen area. The park is also a good spot for outdoor games and many families choose to come here for a leisurely picnic, or even simply to soak up the sun.
Open hours: daily
Admission: free

View of the Skarnes Lekeland

Lake Sognsvann

Address: Sognsveien, Oslo, NO-0863, Norway, NO
A scenic spot filled with natural beauty, Lake Sognsvann can be found close to central Oslo and within the district known as Ulleval. During the summer months, the lake is at its most popular and is used for a range of recreational activities, including fishing and swimming. However, when the frosty winter weather arrives, the scenery is transformed and the lake quickly becomes completely frozen and perfect for a spot of ice-skating.
Open hours: daily
Admission: free

Aerial picture of St. Hanshaugen Park

St. Hanshaugen Park

Address: St. Hanshaugen, Oslo, NO-0456, Norway, NO
The centrally located St. Hanshaugen Park is close to the action, and once inside its green boundaries you are transported to a particularly tranquil spot, away from the busy city itself. St. Hanshaugen Park enjoys a hillside setting and from the very top you can enjoy great views and refreshments at a small coffee shop.
Open hours: daily
Admission: free

Skarnes Lekeland

Address: Slobrua, Skarnes, NO-2100, Norway, NO
Tel: +47 062 96 1003
Close to Oslo and the perfect day out for a family with young children, Skarnes Lekeland has become one of the region's leading water parks and is filled with fun attractions. The water slides and swimming pools provide a great way to cool down on sunny days, while other highlights include a mini golf course and large playground area, complete with climbing apparatus.
Open hours: daily - 10:00 to 18:00
Admission: free

Image of Stensparken Park

Stensparken Park

Address: Pilestredet 72, Oslo, NO-0354, Norway, NO
Situated within the centre of Oslo and filled with natural attractions, Stensparken Park is a traditional Swedish park, with plenty of space to sit down and relax, amidst mature planting and large trees. Nearby, the surrounding district has become known for its historic wooden buildings.
Open hours: daily
Admission: free

Veritasparken (Veritas Park)

Address: Sonja Henies Vie, NO-1363, Norway, NO
Veritasparken can be found just outside of Oslo and is filled with peaceful walking trails and excellent vistas across the scenic fjord inlet. A number of cultural attractions are sited close by, such as the Henie Onstad Art Centre (Henie Onstad Kunstscenter - HOK), where you will discover six exhibition halls, a museum shop and a restaurant serving reasonably priced food.
Open hours: daily
Admission: free.