Visit to the Ski Museum Jump at Holmenkollen, the Vigeland Sculpture Park and the Royal Palace

The Cultural Excursion will start with a panoramic drive through the forest area outside the city to the famous Holmenkollen Ski Jump and The Ski Museum. The museum presents more than 4,000 years of skiing history in the world, whilst the Holmenkollen area is an attractive setting for outdoor sports and recreation.

Subsequently, we proceed to the Vigeland Sculpture Park in the city. It is the largest sculpture park in the world dedicated to a single artist and was completed in 1949. This singular park displays some 200 sculptures made in a variety of materials by Gustav Vigeland (né Adolf Gustav Thorsen, 1869 – 1943). Gustav Vigeland occupies a special position among Norwegian sculptors, both in the power of his creative imagination and in his productivity. He was also the designer of the Nobel Peace Prize medal.

Construction of the Royal Palace was decided upon by King Karl Johan of Sweden and Norway in 1821, but it was only completed and inaugurated in 1849. During our visit, a guided tour takes us through some of the most beautiful state rooms in the palace, including the Mirror Hall, the Small Ceremonial Hall and the Palace Chapel.

(max. number of participants 70)