Just an hour outside of central Oslo lies the Kistefos Museum, an incredible place that blends nature and culture in an entirely unique way. The way to the museum leads visitors across the Tyrifjord, past the fruit farms and apple orchards, and into the woods of the Norwegian countryside, turning the way there into an idyllic experience in and of itself.
The Kistefos Museum is located in a historical location with an atmosphere unlike any other: where once timber logs arrived at the sawmill after being floated down the river, visitors now find an incredible collection of sculptures by world-famous artists such as Elmgreen og Dragset, Fernando Botero, and Yayoi Kusama. Already impressive on their own, the sculptures’ effect on the museum’s guests are dramatically amplified by the one-of-a-kind surroundings.
And be sure to not miss the seasonal art exhibit and the Industrial Museum on your visit! In addition to those, Kistefos also has a well-curated museum shop and a relaxing café that’s perfect for taking a break and soaking in the atmosphere. In other words, Kistefos is an exploration of the wondrous Norwegian nature, a getaway from the city life, and a cultural experience all in one!