Vår Frelsers Gravlund Cemetery

November 15, 2016 • 1 min read

Directly translated to Our Saviour’s Cemetery, Vår Frelsers Gravlund is probably the most beautiful cemetery in central Oslo. 

The cemetery was created in the beginning of the 1800s due to a cholera epidemic of the Napoleonic Wars. In 1911 the grounds were expanded and since 1952 it has been full. The cemetery itself includes five sections; among them Norway’s main honorary burial ground.

It’s also here at Vår Frelsers Gravlund that you will find many of the Norwegians who put the country on the map, perhaps most famous playwrighter Henrik Ibsen and painter Edvard Munch. Besides from visiting them, we recommend walking around the cemetery. Though it’s a place filled with death, it’s so alive anyway.