Wanderlust by Jona

Travel. Wanderlust. Blog. Photographer. Amanda Jona. Explore. Adventure. World. Traveller

Vigeland Sculpture Park

 
One of Oslo's most beloved tourist attraction is Vigeland Sculpture Park.
 
 
The Sculpture Park, located in Frogner Park consists more than 200 sculptures made by the same artist - Gustav Vigeland (1869–1943). The sculptures portray naked humans in a variety of poses and situations - some more unnatural than others and all of them tells a different story. Let's just say that you can spend quite some time here without getting bored since there is a lot to look at!
 
If the weather is good, bring a picnic and enjoy the big open space of Frogner Park.
 
Read more about my trip to Oslo
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Quick facts about Vigeland Sculpture Park
 
Name: Vigelandsanlegget
Built: Started 1924
Entrance fee: None
Location: Frogner Park, Oslo
 
Who should visit?
I honestly think that everyone can find something that interests them with the variety of weird poses - you don't have to be particularly interested in art to enjoy this.
 
My rating: 
★★★★/★★★★★
 
 
 
Are you on Pinterest? Don't forget to pin this post so you can find it again later.

Damstredet & Telthusbakken - Oslo, Norway

 
One of the things that were on my Bucket List for Oslo was Damstredet & Telthusbakken
 
They are two streets north of the central parts of Oslo in an area called Gamle Aker. The special thing about these streets is there charming and picturesque wooden houses from the 1700s and the 1800s which are still well reserved. The streets are often mentioned together since they are located pretty close to each other, you can walk between them on a small trail called Kjærlighetsstien ("The Love Trail") through the allotment garden area Egebergløkka - something I would recommend doing.
 
Read more about my trip to Oslo
Travel Diary Day 1 - Travel Diary Day 2 - Travel Diary Day 3
 
Damstredet 
We visited Damstredet first which is only a 160 meters long street but we stayed there for quite some time because I wanted to photograph every inch of it, haha. The street is cobbled and runs between Akersveien and Fredensborgveien.
 
 
 
Telthusbakken 
Most of Telthusbakken was closed due to construction while we were there which was sort of a disappointment since I've seen so many beautiful photos of this street with the medieval church Gamle Aker Kirke in the background. The street is usually 260 meters long and at the end of the street, one of the houses have unfortunately burnt down a couple of years ago.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Quick facts about Damstredet & Telthusbakken
 
Name: Damstredet & Telthusbakken
Built: During the 17th and 18th century
Entrance fee: None. There are people still living in the houses so show some respect!
Location: Damstredet & Telthusbakken, Oslo
 
Who should visit?
People with an interest in architecture and history. Other people might not find it as fascinating.
 
My rating: 
★★/★★★★★
 
 

Are you on Pinterest? Don't forget to pin this post so you can find it again later.

Kalmar Castle - Kalmar, Sweden

 
The most famous thing about Kalmar must be Kalmar Castle.
 
The history of this legendary castle goes back 800 years and it has played an important part in the Swedish history. It has been everything from a fortress defending Sweden from Denmark, to a royal palace that the family Vasa rebuilt into a Renaissance palace after European fashion. Today, the castle is open for visitors all year long and is the best preserved Nordic Renaissance castle. 
 
 
 
Inside the castle, you can explore everything from astonishing dining rooms to cold and creepy dungeons. There all also a lot of interactive things to do if you bring kids here. I would recommend starting on the first floor which is more of a museum with information about the castle and end your tour on the second floor where they have recreated all the rooms to how they looked back in the 16th century, but that's up to you! We did the opposite and it was a bit disappointing going from all these great renaissance rooms to small rooms with information text everywhere ;)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Quick facts about Kalmar Castle
 
Name: Kalmar Slott
Built: During the 12th century
Visitors: 92 000 annually
Entrance fee: Differs a lot between ages and time of the year, but we paid 430 SEK for two grownups and three under the age of 26 years during the off-season at the beginning of April
Location: Kungsgatan 1, Kalmar
Opening hours: Open daily 10 am–4 pm. Longer opening hours during summer
Guided Tours: Possible in both Swedish and English
 
My rating: 
★/★★★★★
 
 
Are you on Pinterest? Don't forget to pin this post so you can find it again later.