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Fram Polar Ship Museum

Bygdoynesveien 36, Oslo 286, Norway
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Ranked #6 of 213 Attractions in Oslo
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Type: Specialty Museums, Ships
Description: Polar ship Fram, arctic artifacts and exhibitions.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

The Fram museum was amazing! Right when you walk in your breath is taken away by the sheer size of the ship. You learn about it by reading the many facts that surround the ship. AND you're able to walk onto the ship and through it's cabins. Also, if you're curious like me, you'll be happily surprised on the second... More

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Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

I really didn't know what to expect when we arrived at the Fram museum and boy were my exceptions set straight - this is an exceptional dedication to explorers. It's informative while not overwhelming you with superfluous information. It's interesting while not dumbing down the subject matter. On first arrival, the boat is awesome, once you read its history and... More

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Whitehorse, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Starting with the boat ride to the museum the wonderful advenure began. When my husband suggested going to thr Fram museum, I said no, but then I thought I'd join him in something that he wanted to do. Never did I expect that I would enjoy and learn so much. A great tour through the history of the Fram and... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

A museum about expeditions in the beginning of the 20th century to the north and the south pole. Every floor is an expedition. You can also walk around in the actual boat that was used for two of the expeditions, which is very cool! Tip: start from the movie in the bottom floor which shows every 15 minutes. The museum... More

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Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Set on a museum Bygdoy peninsula along with other terrific museums, this is an Oslo must. A 15 min ferry from Oslo City hall takes you in front of it. The highly recommended Oslo Pass is valid for both, the ferry and the museum. Famous for the Norwegian naval history, like the Vasa for Swede, the Fram ship successed in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

This museum gives you an excellent historical perspective of Norwegian polar exploration.To anyone with interest in ships and exploring, this is an absolutely fascinating museum.You can also walk through the ship and see how the crew lived, the engine room, etc. If you are claustrophobic you will not like touring this ship! Highly recommended.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I came to Oslo at the end of my trip from arctic Norway I had been in Tromsø the previous week and went to the Polar Museum there where I saw lots of Fridtjof Nansen and Roald Amundsen artifacts and learned about their arctic journeys. I was really thrilled to be able to board the ship that took the on... More

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Eugene, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

What an interesting story of the various trips it make to the North Pole. Locked in the ice flow for months at a time. The construction of the ship was fascinating and the adventures of the crew. WOW !

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

An excellent day out for anybody who would like to find out information about the famous Norwegian explorers and other expeditions to the poles. Additionally, experience the activities to realistically experience what it was like for them. Boredom cannot spoil this for anyone.

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Atyrau, Kazakhstan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This museum was soooo intersting. I enjoyed learning about the amazing people who were the early explorers of the North Pole Ice Cap and surrounding areas. One is simply in awe of their adventurous spirit and what they accomplished with wooden ships, sleds and sheer will! A must see if in Oslo!

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