Trip Planner:   Europe  /  Norway  /  Eastern Norway  /  Oslo  /  Museums  /  Viking Ship Museum

Viking Ship Museum, Oslo

(4.1/5 based on 5,500+ reviews on the web)
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.
Create a full Oslo itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Oslo

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Oslo by other users

3 days in Oslo BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in Scandinavia BY A USER FROM FRANCE July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Norway BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Norway BY A USER FROM NORWAY July, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: July, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Denmark, Sweden & Norway BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Norway BY A USER FROM ISRAEL July, kids, outdoors, relaxing, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, kids, outdoors, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Norway BY A USER FROM ECUADOR October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in Europe BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in Norway BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 30 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 3 days in Norway BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • I really liked the Viking Ship Museum, although it was smaller than I expected. Still you get to see three different ships and then a few other artifacts found with the boats. I think it's interesting...  more »
  • A true insight into well maintained Viking long boats. Just 20 minutes by bus out of Oslo this is well worth a visit if you can. 3 different, amazingly well preserved long boats gives you a real feel ...  more »
  • Who likes to investigate Viking culture, I recommend this interesting visit. Always there is something new to learn of that ancient culture.
    View original
Google
  • I honestly thought it would be bigger than it was but nonetheless I had a good visit. Wish they would have had audio guides instead of a qr scan and go setup but I suppose it helps keep prices down. Really impressive displays and friendly enough staff. Enjoyed that they allowed photography inside. Located on the beautiful little peninsula where other museums like the folk museum are located.
  • It is exactly what it claims to be. They have three burial ships featured in the museum, as well as a number of items discovered within/nearby the ships. The scale of the ships is incredible. Not a lot of time is spent on the negative impact the Vikings had on local civilizations during their exploration, but despite that the museum was interesting and enlightening.
  • Small but very informative museum. It's amazing to see how sea-faring these shops must have been, carrying a crew of 30 or so, before they were used as burial monuments. Best combined with the other maritime museums in the area.
  • Small museum that contains exhibits of several Vikings boats, and some of their daily accessories. Not much on the history of their conquests. There should be better museums around.
  • The museum is rather small but the displays are well-thought and impressive, you can even have a peek at the inside of the boats by climbing the stairs at the corners of the room.