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. Take a look at our Oslo trip itinerary app to schedule your visit to Viking Ship Museum and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • unavoidable: 3 large boats and other objects (barrels, slegs, etc.) well preserved because having served graves to important characters; a lot of tourists go there by whole cars (deafening because places vaulted)
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  • There were only in the Museum of Viking ships. Let's just say--little. The room is small, when the building came up-at first did not believe that it is a museum. Got used to the St. Petersburg museums-Giants))) small zdanice. For the fans-quite informative museum. Here's the Drakar, here's the Saraychik, here's the boot, and so. Viking themes are not limited to ships. There are carts, and kitchen utensils, embroidery. Everything about the exhibits is written next to Norwegian and English. And it seems to be another. In general, the...
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  • The Viking Ship Museum is also well suited for children. By ferry you can reach the island of Bygdoy after about ten minutes drive (return ticket 75 NOK), and after another ten minutes walk along well-kept villas the museum. Right at the entrance you can admire a wonderfully reconstructed ship. Already 1200 years ago, the Vikings were able to travel long distances across the sea with these thick-bellied ships in wind and weather. A computer animation in a side room shows a beautiful film about it. It must not be forgotten that the Vikings were nothing more than brutal pirates who raided foreign lands, murdered and plundered entire swathes of land. Unfortunately, the history of some nations is similarly barbaric.
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  • People who are into Viking history should definitely not miss this place out. If you are traveling to Norway, Oslo, for any reason whatsoever, come to this place and I bet you, you won't regret one bit. It's a small museum but highlights and focuses the traveling aspects of the Viking era. Historical items in the place consists of models of Viking boats, weapons etc. They play a beautiful video clip about the transition of the Viking age and to be honest, it's a must watch. The other best part about the trip here is the fact that the ticket for this place can be used to visit another awesome museum called "Historical Museum", not far from this place. Keep exploring and keep learning... Happy journey...
  • The museum has two Viking ships in various conditions. The biggest one is in fairly good shape. It is displayed so you can look at it from above and below giving you an idea how it was built. There are also other Viking artifact at the museum. It is easy and inexpensive to get to the museum by ferry from the Oslo City Hall. From the ferry landing the museum is about a 5 to 10 minutes walk.
  • I’m a huge Vikings fan. This is definitely a must see for those who have a passion for history. Although a small museum, well worth the visit. The gift shop alone was worth the visit. Jewelry, stuffed animals, books, along with many other souvenirs are sold there. Another huge plus is the price of admission also covers the History museum in downtown Oslo.
  • On a sunny day I would recommend to go there by bike. It is a nice ride along the fjord and only half an hour away. The museum is worth the visit with well preserved ships.
  • My friends and I spent about 45 mins in the museum. It was cool to see the three ships they had but the other things on display could have been better. I would have liked to see more weapons or battle gear. I would still recommend it though.
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