20 September 2015

Vestre gravlund (Western Cemetery), Oslo, Norway, Part I

Vestre gravlund («Western Cemetery») in Oslo, Norway, or «Oslo Western Civil Cemetery», as referred to at Findagrave.com, is the largest cemetery in Norway (243 decares, close to 61 acres) and was inaugurated in 1902.

It is one of my favourite cemeteries and one I have visited many times to take grave photos, but so far I have only published two of them at my blog – the grave of Anne Lütken and the Ferner family grave. I also worked one summer at Vestre gravlund as a gardener in my student days in the 1990s.

I have recently received photo requests from other contributors at Findagrave.com and have added them earlier this evening (the photos were all taken yesterday, 19 September 2015). For the record I publish the photos here as well, and hope to return with more photos from Vestre gravlund (and other cemeteries) later this fall.

Ada Kramm, actress (1899–1981). Grave no.

Alfred Eriksen (1918–1991), Olympic fencer. Grave no.

Gunvor Hofmo (1921–1995), poet and writer. Grave no.

Johan Anker (1871–1940), Olympic sailor, and his 2nd wife Nini Roll Anker (1873–1942), author. Grave no. 20.318.00.076.

Kjell Hallbing (1934–2004), author of Western novels. Grave no.

Leif Normann Juster (1910–1995), comedian, singer and actor. Grave no.

I have, by the way, also published another photo from Vestre gravlund in my Slektshistoriewiki article about Cato Krag-Rønne. Slektshistoriewiki is the Norwegian genealogy wiki initiated by Norsk Slektshistorisk Forening (the Norwegian Genealogical Society).

Updated on 28 February 2017 at 22.30 (minor language error).


  1. Where is Part II of this page since you already uploaded some more headstones?

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  3. Have you photographed any more headstones from that cemetery this year?

  4. Yes, I have. Will publish photos both at my blog and at FAG when I get the time. There is no hurry.

  5. Thankfully, another FaG contributor already photographed Casey Kasem's unmarked final resting place. This deal is successfully closed for good.

  6. Good for you. I have visited his resting place several times over the years. Got the understanding that I should wait to upload a photo until the headstone was set up. At least his widow has set up a lamp now, was nothing there last time I went to Vestre (July).