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Fram Polar Ship Museum, Oslo

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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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  • Visited with 2 kids and thoroughly enjoyed this small but rich museum. The film showing is great and the chance to visit inside the ship was amazing.  more »
  • Best museum in Norway? Poor layout where to start where to go next? Very little on the ship to explain how it was used. Put things in/on the ship!like equipment. Show how they worked & lived there! Do...  more »
  • Very many interesting exhibits, first and foremost the real woman-ship. Two small problems: the exhibition premises are very cool and the introduction film conveys scary many important facts, while the routes of researchers on a map appear very confusing.
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  • Very nice exhibition on the history of polar expeditions. I loved it because everything was laid out almost like a story telling. Very easy to follow and keeps me interested. The introduction video and the experience -30oC were nice touches. I spent 2hours there easy, slightly rushed if anything.
  • Nansen is probably one of the greatest Norwegians, and here is his boat that travelled through the arctic ice. Keeping in mind that this expedition set out in 1893, this feat is comparable to going to the moon. There is a lot of information here. If you read half of it you will have learned a lot. I have been twice, the second time was in the summer and it was uncomfortably hot. If there are a lot of people and you are claustrophobic, i would not recommend going into the ship.
  • The best museum in Norway, IMO. Very well planned exposition and outstanding ship. A lot to read, see and watch. There are documentaries passing all the time.
  • A fantastic museum showing the life and expeditions of the greatest Norwegian explorers! It is full of explanatory panels, with original objects from the expeditions: the boat Fram and the cutlery they used among many other things!
  • 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.