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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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  • The Fram Museum is a museum telling the story of Norwegian polar exploration. It illustrates polar expeditions, people and ships involved. A great experience for the people who like adventures.  more »
  • We purchased the Oslo city pass and took bus #30 out to visit The Fram museum. This is an amazing icebreaker over 100 years old. You can actually walk through the ship. Great museum!  more »
  • You can't help being impressed by the fortitude of the Polar explorers and the clever design of this ship. I imagine that sailors and other intrepid types will enjoy this more that I did. Still it was...  more »
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  • Probably the worthiest museum to visit if you have to choose. Well designed, very informative and great concept. Great for children and adults of all ages. Best part is the possibility to go on board of the Fram.
  • Fantastic museum. Loved every bit of it. Explored it with almost seven year old and she was intrigued as well. Had so much (learning) fun along the tour of the museum. Take public boat from Pier 3 by town hall (65 kr return). Beautiful boat ride as well.
  • Surprisingly interesting museum with tons of information about polar ship expeditions. Of course the main attraction are the two preserved ships, but to put it all in context you should read through all the information panels. Well worth the visit, you should reserve at least half day for it.
  • This was my favorite museum of my entire trip. After museums in London, Bergen, and throughout Oslo, this one was a perfect experience. I even had an injured ankle and wasn't sure I even wanted to do anything but rest. The minute I got inside, I didn't care about my ankle and went all over, even making my way through the hull of the giant Polar Ship in the museum.
  • This museum is awesome!!! It's great for kids, adults who want to visit a fun museum, and adults who are very interested in the history of the exploration of the Arctic Circle. You could spend several days in this museum looking at and reading all the great information. Get to the museum early to walk around the grounds and see the statues, etc. this museum is part of the Oslo Pass purchase and the #30 bus I believe drops you off right at the front door. Highly recommend if in Oslo for a few days.