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Viking Ship Museum, Oslo
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View three actual Viking ships, the Soeberg, the Gokstad, and the Tune, and learn more about their history at Viking Ship Museum. The ships were built between 800 and 900, and were excavated in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Displays give information on how they were found and preserved. The Tune ship was the first Viking ship to be unearthed and remains the third best-preserved ship in the world. Also, see the artifacts that were buried with each ship, such as carts, sleds, cooking gear, and more. Be sure to climb up into the designated viewing areas that allow you to see each ship from a different perspective and fully appreciate their size. If you have your smartphone with you, you can scan the barcodes associated with the exhibits to receive more detailed information online. Put Viking Ship Museum on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Oslo itinerary planner.
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  • Nice to see a Viking ship real and complete with their own eyes, the Museum you visit quickly but is still interesting
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  • Nice example of a ship. wish there were was additional information about the Vikings. Culture, families and regions. 
  • Even though it's not what you would call a "big" place, it has an excellent amount of viking history. Although way too crowded, which was annoying, if you go on a not soy busy day, it's a very enjoyab...  more »
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  • I was there in August. Look here. There are nice things. Just a pity that they have had a ship here. I expected more ships. But it was nice to know the history of the Vikings better. The school that we do not learn much. But this museum gave me more. So I recommend you come here.
  • Amazing museum where not only can you see Viking Ships, some of them better preserved than other, but also you can see sledges as well as jewelry from the Viking times. And the most amazing thing is that all these objects were found in the surroundings of Oslo. Should you are employee at the University of Oslo, you can get a free entrance for you and three more people. Besides, with the ticket you get access to the Natural History Museum, downtown Oslo.
  • It is called Viking Ship Museum, so I find it strange for some to be disappointed that there is mostly only viking ships. The artwork on the other artefacts is amazing. Just standing in front of the ships is special. This is what has been found in the region. If you want the museum to have more contents than i suppose you should start looking. Perhaps it is pricey, but you are not going to see things like this elsewhere. Dont touch the boats!
  • This place was beyond cool. It was packed full of historical items and information from the Viking age. Was great to see the ships and other items up close. It's also great that they are taking precautions and research into how to keep the ships in great condition.
  • Amazing and well preserved Viking boats!! It doesn't take very long to visit if you just want to take a quick look. But it is definitely worth a visit! There is a ferry you can take directly from the City Hall, it is 60 Nok right now for a round trip. Better to buy tickets beforehand, buying it on the boat is more expensive.