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Oslo Parks & Wildlife

Oslo city literally believes in the motto ‘make hay while the sun shines’!!

The city does not receive the sunlight for a major part of the year thanks to its geography. The parks in Oslo like the University Botanical Park, Sofienberg Park and the St. Hanshaugen Park are filled with families and couples during the summers. The lush greenery and the forests are great places for hiking and walking also. The parks in Oslo play an important role in their society and are interconnected with each other for the people as well tourists to walk through them.

University Botanical Park (Universitetets Botaniske hage)
University Botanical Park

University Botanical Park (Universitetets Botaniske hage)

The University Botanical Park is located at Toyen and is the oldest botanical garden in the city. This botanical park was founded in 1814 and is managed by the University of Oslo. The area of the park is huge and consists of about 1800 plants of different varieties. The garden estate was initially owned by Nonneseter Abbey which was subsequently gifted to the University of Christiania in 1812. The famous Viking garden forms the permanent outdoor part of this Botanical Garden.

Address: Sars' gate 1, 0562 Oslo, Norway
Tel.: +47 22 85 50 50

Birkelunden
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Birkelunden

Birkelunden is a park located in the Grünerløkka, and lies between the Paulus church and the Grünerløkka school. The park has several monuments, a music pavilion and also a small park pool to entertain the visitors. On most Sundays, the park holds a local market and sometimes concerts and festivals are also organised. The park area is protected and is mostly surrounded by buildings and apartments.

Address: Grünerløkka borough of Oslo, Norway

Sofienberg Park (Sofienbergparken)
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Sofienberg Park (Sofienbergparken)

Situated in the Grünerløkka district in Oslo, the Sofienberg Park is huge park covering an area of about 180 acres. The park is popular with the locals as a place to relax and rejuvenate. It is also a favourite place for the kids as the park has spacious playgrounds and table-tennis courts. The Sofienberg Park attracts a large crowd, especially in the summer months for a barbeque.

Address: Grünerløkka district of Oslo, Norway

Oslo Summer Park (Oslo Sommerpark)
Oslo Summer Park

Oslo Summer Park (Oslo Sommerpark)

The popular Oslo Summer Park lies at a distance of just about half an hour from the city and is one of the biggest climbing parks in Scandinavia. The most stimulating part of this park is the Tigerspranget or the ‘The Tiger Leap’ where you can experience the thrilling of a 13-metre free-fall. This park is separated into 9 trails, and all the necessary equipments are provided on the entry itself.

Address: PB 58 Slemdal, 0710 Oslo, Norway
Tel.: +47 22 14 36 10

Oslo Winter Park (Oslo Vinterpark)
Oslo Winter Park

Oslo Winter Park (Oslo Vinterpark)

The Oslo Winter Park is located at a distance of just about 20 minutes from central Oslo. The resort has about 18 slopes and 11 lifts and is one of the largest skiing parks in the city. This Winter park includes a terrain park, cruising slopes, express lift in Wyller and slopes for beginners and children. The park is usually open during the winter months from November to April.

Address: Tryvannsveien 64, 0791 Oslo, Norway
Tel.: +47 22 14 36 10

St. Hanshaugen Park
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St. Hanshaugen Park

The St. Hanshaugen Park is positioned at the northern side of Oslo inside the St. Hanshaugen borough. It is one of the biggest public parks located inside the city and is a great place for walking and also for picnics. This park has a stage which is used for plays, music festivals, and other outdoor concerts. The park is a favourite local destination for holding summer parties.

Frogner Park (Frognerparken)
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Frogner Park (Frognerparken)

The Frogner Park is located in the borough of Frogner which is actually a part of the Frogner Manor. The Frogner Park contains the famous Vigeland Sculpture Park, which represents sculpture installation shaped by artist Gustav Vigeland. The Frogner Park has the country’s biggest rose collection with about 14,000 rose plants of different species. This park comprises of a Frogner Stadium, Open-Air Bath, Oslo City Museum, cafe and also a restaurant.

Address: Kirkeveien, 0268 Oslo, Norway

Ekebergparken Sculpture Park
Ekebergparken Sculpture Park

Ekebergparken Sculpture Park

The stunning Ekebergparken Sculpture Park is also a national heritage park, which lies in the south-east part of Oslo. The park is enclosed by the luscious scenery and has a very beautiful art collection in its indoor museum. The museum offers public and private tours within its area of 25.5 acres. The park is the property of Oslo city and the sculptures are owned by the C Ludens Ringnes Foundation.

Address: Kongsveien 23, N-0193 Oslo, Norway
Tel.: + 47 21 42 19 19

Akerselva Environment Park (Akerselva Miljøpark)
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Akerselva Environment Park (Akerselva Miljøpark)

The Akerselva also called as Akerselven, is a river in Oslo which flows through the Sagene, Grünerløkka, Nordre Aker, Oslo and Grønland district. The river is surrounded by lush landscapes where a large number of parks and nature trails have sprung up. The parks around the river serve as a green lung for the city and are great places to have a stroll.

Address: Akerselva 0134 Oslo, Norway

Palace Park (Slottsparken)
CC / Helge Høifødt

Palace Park (Slottsparken)

The Palace Park is a 54 acres massive stretch of land which surrounds the Royal Palace. Designed by Hans Ditlev Franciscus Linstow, the park was built during the early eighteenth century. The park is filled with lush green hills, creeks and aged trees. This park is a protected cultural monument but is open to the public all year around.

Eidsvolls Plass
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Eidsvolls Plass

The Eidsvolls Plass lies between the Karl Johans gate and Stortingsgata on the western side of the Parliament of Norway Building. The park was originally a marshy land, but later on was converted into a park. The park also consists of a pool which was nicknamed ‘Spikersuppa (nail soup)’ as it was funded by the Christiania Spigerverk (spikerverk means "nail factory") company.

Address: 0162 Oslo, Norway

Studenterlunden
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Studenterlunden

The Studenterlunden is situated next to Eidsvolls Plass. The park is bordered by four streets namely; the Stortingsgata, Karl Johans gate, Universitetsgata and Frederiks gate. This park encloses the National Theatre, which is a popular performing arts destination in Oslo. This park also includes a beer garden, a musical pavilion and a large number of statues of renowned personalities in the city.

Address: Johanne Dybwads plass, 0161 Oslo, Norway

Oslo Reptile Park
Oslo Reptile Park

Oslo Reptile Park

The Oslo Reptilpark is an abode of 50 different species of reptiles such as snakes, boa constrictors, poison dart frogs, chameleons and other lizards. It is a place to be on priority while travelling to Norway. This place organises a special event every Tuesday wherein the visitors get to see animals getting fed and afterwards they can also meet the animals with the guidance of the volunteers. The experts in the park are prompt to assist the visitors to enjoy their adventures and experiences.

Address: St. Olav Gate 2, 0165 Oslo, Norway
Tel.: +47 41 02 15 22

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