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Fram Polar Ship Museum, Oslo

Categories: History Museums, Ships, Museums, Tourist Spots
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Learn more about the polar explorations undertaken by the Norwegian explorers Fridtjof Nansen, Otto Sverdrup, and Roald Amundsen at Fram Polar Ship Museum. Climb aboard the Fram, the original ship used by Nansen on his voyage, and walk in the cabins of the crew members and the main deck to get a feel for what life as an explorer was like during this period. Also, view the ship used in Amundsen's journey through the Northwest Passage, the Gjoa. You'll have the chance to see the scientific equipment and actual artifacts that were used for the explorers' research. Look up at the museum's ceiling during one of their light shows for projections of the ethereal Northern Lights. Arrange to visit Fram Polar Ship Museum and other attractions in Oslo using our Oslo trip itinerary planner.
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  • Having had a life long interest in the early Antarctic expeditions, this museum was a must for me. I was not disappointed, the whole place was fascinating. To be able to explore inside the Fram, on de...  read more »
  • Built to be able to freeze into the ice without being pinched in the pieces. Used first by the amundsen in the Nordpols-try it and then of the Roar Amundsen. With them he hade sleds and many dogs and a full crew to staff the station at the South Pole and set out for the conquest of the South Pole depots. Allow to wander around in skibet.
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  • This is a very nice museum, with detailed information about the Norwegian endeavors in the Polar regions. Interesting for adults as well as kids. You can board the Fram Polar Ship, see relics and repl...  read more »
  • I’d give a 5, my husband a 4. He took points off as the map provided by the museum is somewhat confusing and the layout of the museum could have been better. You see the actual Fram and the Gjoa. You can walk around the Fram. I would have like to see more work done on showcasing the life on the ship although I found it interesting. I liked the display of other artifacts and the information provided on the expeditions.
  • very cool museum. has an "arctic room" which is super cold. a good 15 min video about exploring the arctic. has a big ship you can walk onto inside the museum. definitely worth the visit.
  • I have traveled here by the ship from Rådhuset and was welcomed by a sign of "the best museum". Well, it really is the best museum i have visited up to the date. This museum provides much more details than you would expect, it is also well presented and in compact size. If you go here, be prepared to have a lot of reading and spend a bit extra time there. Really worth the money and would go again. Oh, did i mention you can go on the ship? Also, there is few other possibilities, but I won't tell you!!
  • A quite exhaustive study of Polar exploration, including two actual specially-designed Polar exploration ships, one of which is currently able to be boarded. There are films, static displays, short activities, artifacts from this ship and other expeditions, and guided tours of the museum. You could spend a whole day here and at the Gjøa exhibit in a different building reached through an underground passage filled with even more information. This is a very worthwhile stop.
  • Lovely building! Provided an insight into the traditions and naval history of Norway and Oslo. Recommended for anyone visiting Oslo looking to understand the country a little better.
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