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“Museum heaven a short ferry trip from the city” 5 of 5 stars
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Bygdoy Peninsula
Bygdoy, Oslo, Oslo 0286, Norway
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All-Inclusive Oslo City Tour: Viking Ship Museum...
Ranked #4 of 171 Attractions in Oslo
Type: Biking Trails, Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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Owner description: One of most delightful, romantic two-wheel rides in Oslo. Lush woods, park-like countryside, view of the sea, swimming areas, historic buildings and the royal cows are some of the sights to see along the way. Arrive from Aker Brygge via the 3-km cycle route along Frognerstranda to Hengesengveien, Bygdoy. Continue to Holsts vei - Rideveien - Huk - P.T. Mallingsvei - Langviksvei - Huk Aveny - Museumsveien - Wedels vei - Dronning Biancas vei Distance: 7 km Incline: insignificant Roadway: primarily fine gravel roads
Bristol, United Kingdom
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“Museum heaven a short ferry trip from the city”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

If you're a museum geek, buy an Oslo Pass and spend a day on Bygdoy! Catch the number 91 ferry from opposite the Town Hall for the short ride - with lovely views of the city and fjord - to the first stop for the Norwegian Folk and Viking Ships Museums (an uphill walk!). The grounds of the folk museum open before the exhibitions and provide a pleasant walk around buildings of different ages moved from various locations in Norway and include a stave church and the 'old town'. The visitor centre has a lovely shop. The Viking ships on display at the museum a few minutes' walk away are interesting and well described, but without the Oslo Pass I probably wouldn't have paid the entrance fee as I only spent half an hour there.

Bus 30 goes from here down to the quay where the Fram, Kon-Tiki, and Norwegian Maritime Museums are (you can also catch this bus from the city centre if you prefer roads to water!), but it's an easy downhill walk through a lovely residential area. The Maritime Museum shows a great panoramic film of the entire Norwegian coast, and the Kon-Tiki Museum also displays the Ra and provides a lot of information about Thor Heyerdahl's expeditions. The Fram Museum is brilliant - masses of well presented information and exhibits about both the Fram and the Gjoa, and Nansen and Amundsen, and so good to see that Scott's ill-fated expedition to the South Pole was also covered.

There are some interesting old boats on the quay to look at while waiting for the ferry back to Oslo's waterfront, and I finished my long day with an early dinner at Aker Brygge.

Visited August 2013
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Oslo, Norway
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“A must”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

This is an absolut must during a visit to Oslo. There are several museums and nice walks along the wather fornt. It can be reached easily by boat from the ciry of bus.

Visited August 2013
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“Use public transport”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

We purchased the Oslo pass for 270NOK ($48 AUD) pp which took us to the Bygdoy Pensinsula by bus. We were then able to visit the various museums which were open on a Monday, unlike the museums in Oslo, which may be closed on that day. It was also enjoyable to walk around and see the houses in the area.

Visited July 2013
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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“Great ship museums”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We took the ferry to Bygdoy (had the wonderful Oslo Pass, so all transport was included). We were there early, so toured the Fram when it opened (not crowded, not hot, yet) - excellent story of the Artic/Antarctic expeditions. Then toured the nearby Kin Tiki, also very interesting. Walked about 20 minutes to the Viking Museum - not huge, but also very interesting. Then walked to the Folk Museum, had lunch there, then had a great time looking at all the traditional buildings, watching dancers, musicians, and artisans. Excellent way to spend a day!

Visited July 2013
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Bucharest, Romania
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“Lovely for a sunny day”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Easy access: by boat (ferry 91) or bus, from Oslo
Interesting: very nice stroll down from the pier to the Norwegian Folk Museum and the Viking Ships Museum. Not only are the museums interesting, but we found it interesting to just walk up and down the streets of the residential area there, as the houses are very nice and the place is peaceful. The Norwegian Folk Museum is a well entertained park, with buildings from 13th century and newer, and a farm where during the weekends you can see some animals as well.
Do not miss: the arts and crafts section of the Norwegian Folk Museum!
I did not find a nice restaurant (other than one on the pier and a food kiosk in front of the Viking Ships Museum), maybe I did not look enough for one, but since the boat trip back to the main Oslo pier takes just 20 minutes, I assume nobody cares to much about this.

Visited August 2013
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