An hour south of Oslo is an otherworldly sculpture park nestled within the woods. The artwork tucked among the trees adds to the forest’s magic.
Walking through Sti For Øye isn’t your ordinary sculpture garden experience. The artwork blends in with the environment, at times making it difficult to discern where the material world ends and the natural world begins.
About a dozen sculptures dot the woods, which you can easily explore in about an hour. Sculpted beasts lurk among the trees, looking almost like real forest creatures that have been transformed into stone by magic. Enormous blueberries litter a patch of earth like they’ve just fallen out of a giant’s fruit basket. Nearby, a great granite head slumbers atop a bed of grass. These pieces of artwork and more give the woods an utterly enchanting atmosphere.
It was exactly this sense of magic that the park’s creators hoped to conjure. They decided to use art that adapts to nature to help people appreciate this wonderfully wooded sliver of land.
Know Before You Go
Sti For Øye is tucked away in the woods but easily accessible by car. You can visit whenever, though it's best to go during daytime. The trail is relatively flat and is thus suitable for wheelchairs, strollers, and anyone who may have a hard time walking over uneven terrain.