The Viking Planet Oslo
The Viking Planet Oslo
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Speciality MuseumsPoints of Interest & Landmarks
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
The Viking Planet is a different kind of museum. A portal to the grand era of the Vikings, where you are invited to experience historical adventures. We aim to convey the "Norwegian Viking Age" to the world in a new way. Showcase the impact the vikings had on our culture as well as to the cultural heritage of the world We offer our attractions in several languages and welcome people from all over the world.
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  • Reslysten54
    Vienna, Virginia2,068 contributions
    An engaging digital history lesson
    This museum has found a way to incorporate modern technology in a manner that makes the displays interactive, varied, and interesting. As far as I can judge, the selection of facts appears to be well curated and certainly presented in a succinct style. I found the digitized timeline of the Viking era and its major battles fascinating. Some of the major battles were familiar to me, but certainly not all. The amazing reach of Viking travels, trade, conquests and exploration was well illustrated in maps, pictures and texts. The use of videos is entertaining and captivating. People of all ages can find something fascinating here.
    Thank you for the very positive feedback. We have worked closely with a Viking expert to be as accurate as possible in the way we convey facts and events. We are very happy that you found our experiences entertaining and captivating.
    Written July 18, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 17, 2023
  • JoannaFthegrumpy
    London, United Kingdom95 contributions
    When technology gets better, the virtual interaction will be amazing
    Call me old fashioned, but a museum should be about the exhibits, not about 3D video recreations. This was just weird interactive “stuff” that I didn’t really get the point of, and I wasn’t really sure why you’d need to go to Oslo to “enjoy” this attraction. You could log in and get most of this from home. I guess the big attraction is supposed to be the 4D video. It was badly let down by the cartoon-like quality of the animation and the fact that I could hear the pneumatics in my chair (which barely moved, despite the laboured warning about potentially feeling sea-sick) over the sound of the video. There is a spoiler alert here, but before we get to the inevitable end of the interactive video, this place is far inferior to the likes of Jorvik Viking Centre which has smells and sounds all around you, and really, if I’m supposed to be a Viking in a rowing boat, where are the oars in my hands and helmet on my head? The video was, for want of a better word, predictable. Everyone around me in the boat was killed off (although I was disappointed that there were no sychronised “blood spatters” coming my way at that point), and the death blow that befell me was disappointing. On the plus side, the staff were really friendly and the shop was good. But overall it was lacking something and a totally missed opportunity to tell me all about the Viking age. Also, it was fine because it wasn’t busy, but if it had been busy, I think I’d have had to wait a while to explore the Viking age as displayed.
    Thank you for the lengthy review - our VR movie is produced in volumetric 3D with 33 real actors in a greenscreen studio so much of the production are real actors which is probably also why it won price for best VR film in the UK. I agree that Jorvik Viking Center has a totally different approach and if you prefer to be on an actual Viking site and explore old artefacts that's a great place. We have deliberately not included a lot of violence and blood in our experiences so that it would be suitable for three generations. I am sure you can find a lot of Viking history and content online but we have invested more than 6 million Euro in unique content that can not be viewed anywhere else. We are happy that you liked our shop and experiences good service from our staff but sorry that the experience did not live up to your expectations.
    Written July 20, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written July 19, 2023
  • Arrowisland
    Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom142 contributions
    Good to pass some time
    Never been to a fully digital museum before but I enjoyed it. Probably be better as a group or couple and I specialise in solo travel. Nether the less I had a nice time. There is quite a few interactive exhibits and VR experiences to take part in. Especially in winter or on a city break where you can’t necessarily visit the outdoor Viking centres this is good alternative.
    Thank you for your great feedback - we are happy that you enjoyed your visit with us
    Written November 28, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written November 24, 2023
  • Dean C
    South Ockendon, United Kingdom28 contributions
    Educational, immersive, fun
    I visited in the run up to Christmas 2023 with my wife and teenage son. The venue was smaller than I expected but it had enough to keep us entertained for 2-3hrs. It's extremely immersive, particularly the downstairs VR experience. We were able to follow the Vikings through the ages, learning about their homes, diets, jobs, shops, tools, weapons and all round way of life, where and how they expended their global footprint etc. The exhibitions are mostly interactive so fun for young and old. It was also a plus to have the view of Viking ships / long boats on exhibition as the Viking ship museum is currently closed. I'd like to add that the staff were extremely friendly and professional, thanks to them for adding to the visit.
    Thank you for the excellent review. We are very happy that you enjoyed all our experiences and found them to be interactive and informative. We are proud of our staff and I will forward your feedback to them.
    Written January 3, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written December 31, 2023
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7SRKajol7
3 contributions
Dec 2022 • Couples
It was our last day in Oslo and very spontaneously, we decided to visit the Viking Planet as the Viking Museum was closed.
We bought our tickets and entered the museum. There is a movie you can watch with virtual reality headsets, which starts every 20min. A group had just ended their session when we arrived. We saw the time table, which indicated that the next session would start at 17. As we had some time until 17 we decided to look around. Exactly 16.58, we were at the entrance of the virtual reality show (everything is on the same floor by the way) and wanted to join in only to be harshly stopped by the staff member saying that she had already started with the introduction. We just stood there, confused, my husband telling her that it was not correct to start earlier than the scheduled time. And then the staff member lost herself. She yelled at us, trembling with fear and not listening to us. In the end, she told us to get our money back and disappear. We were so flabbergasted by this behaviour on our last day of a city where we‘ve only met super friendly people. The more we were trying to explain her the given time schedule the more furious she got and even was about to call the security. In the end, all we wanted was to leave. The calm poor lady, ashamed of the behaviour of her own staff member, at the desk helped us to get our money back. The furious staff member was still not in a stabile state to communicate, so we wanted to talk to her boss. She lied into our face saying that she was the boss. The other lady said that the boss is not around on Sundays. We do not know her name as she did not put on her name tag as all the other staff members. All in all, maybe the museum itself is interesting (in the short amount of time we only tried out some broken headsets with very bad sound quality), but such a morbid behaviour towards your guests - and especially when you are at fault - is just not acceptable.
Written December 14, 2022
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We are very sorry that you had a bad experience - we will make sure this does not happen again. If you are ever back in Oslo we will of course give you and your family free entrance.
Written May 9, 2023
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Emily
Sydney, Australia20 contributions
Nov 2023 • Solo
The experience is unfortunately overpriced for quite a small space. The “museum” consists of two videos and the VR experience, while enjoyable, they definitely were not worth the cost. I had thought that they would have objects from the currently closed Viking Ship Museum, however this is not the case, they have a virtual tour of the old museum.

I was particularly disappointed with the VR experience, as it couldn’t be adjusted for glasses wearers and I ended up unable to see the video. Most VR headsets can be adjusted, so this was disappointing.

It seemed that the experience wasn’t actually completed, as there were several stations with spots for headsets but no actual headsets, so you couldn’t hear anything.

Overall, I wouldn’t recommend it for the price.
Written November 3, 2023
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Thank you for the feedback - All our VR headsets can be adjusted for glasses wearers - we do this every day so this must be a misunderstanding. You are right that we do not have any physical objects from the Viking Ship Museum however in addition to the virtual tour of the old museum you can explore more than 20 objects like jewellery, wooden objects, ships and weapons in 3D. I hope you tried all our other interactive experiences like The Viking Timeline, Viking Wars and the 3d gallery as well as viewed the Hologram theatre which is presenting more than 20 unique holograms of different Vikings
Written November 7, 2023
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Arrowisland
Bury St. Edmunds, UK142 contributions
Nov 2023 • Solo
Never been to a fully digital museum before but I enjoyed it. Probably be better as a group or couple and I specialise in solo travel. Nether the less I had a nice time.

There is quite a few interactive exhibits and VR experiences to take part in. Especially in winter or on a city break where you can’t necessarily visit the outdoor Viking centres this is good alternative.
Written November 24, 2023
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Thank you for your great feedback - we are happy that you enjoyed your visit with us
Written November 29, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

JoannaFthegrumpy
London, UK95 contributions
Jul 2023 • Solo
Call me old fashioned, but a museum should be about the exhibits, not about 3D video recreations. This was just weird interactive “stuff” that I didn’t really get the point of, and I wasn’t really sure why you’d need to go to Oslo to “enjoy” this attraction. You could log in and get most of this from home.

I guess the big attraction is supposed to be the 4D video. It was badly let down by the cartoon-like quality of the animation and the fact that I could hear the pneumatics in my chair (which barely moved, despite the laboured warning about potentially feeling sea-sick) over the sound of the video.

There is a spoiler alert here, but before we get to the inevitable end of the interactive video, this place is far inferior to the likes of Jorvik Viking Centre which has smells and sounds all around you, and really, if I’m supposed to be a Viking in a rowing boat, where are the oars in my hands and helmet on my head?

The video was, for want of a better word, predictable. Everyone around me in the boat was killed off (although I was disappointed that there were no sychronised “blood spatters” coming my way at that point), and the death blow that befell me was disappointing.

On the plus side, the staff were really friendly and the shop was good. But overall it was lacking something and a totally missed opportunity to tell me all about the Viking age. Also, it was fine because it wasn’t busy, but if it had been busy, I think I’d have had to wait a while to explore the Viking age as displayed.
Written July 19, 2023
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Thank you for the lengthy review - our VR movie is produced in volumetric 3D with 33 real actors in a greenscreen studio so much of the production are real actors which is probably also why it won price for best VR film in the UK. I agree that Jorvik Viking Center has a totally different approach and if you prefer to be on an actual Viking site and explore old artefacts that's a great place. We have deliberately not included a lot of violence and blood in our experiences so that it would be suitable for three generations. I am sure you can find a lot of Viking history and content online but we have invested more than 6 million Euro in unique content that can not be viewed anywhere else. We are happy that you liked our shop and experiences good service from our staff but sorry that the experience did not live up to your expectations.
Written July 20, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Juis S
89 contributions
Jul 2020 • Family
Underwhelming. First a documentary, which we could see for free anywhere, then quite an exciting VR boat battle, but it was too scary for a six year old, and too glitchy with bad graphics for an adult. Next were a few holograms which was slightly odd, like a viking clothes fashion show. Then the selfie station (only one in the whole place so prepare to wait), which could have been fun but 1. The camera was too high for a child, 2. You can't take more than one virtual accessory so you czn either have the sword or helmut, for example, but not both, and 3. The pictures and video don't even send. I punched in my mobile number with country code 3 times and tried the email but nothing worked. So much for a digital venue. After this there was really not much else worth your time. So, for the price, really quite bad.
Written July 27, 2020
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we are sorry that you did not enjoy your visit with us. The VR film won prize for best film in the UK and is produced together with Ridley Scott creative group. You can indeed select more than one digital accessory on the selfie station. We will consider your feedback as we are evaluating further experiences in the museum,
Written September 7, 2020
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Dean C
South Ockendon, UK28 contributions
Dec 2023 • Family
I visited in the run up to Christmas 2023 with my wife and teenage son. The venue was smaller than I expected but it had enough to keep us entertained for 2-3hrs. It's extremely immersive, particularly the downstairs VR experience.

We were able to follow the Vikings through the ages, learning about their homes, diets, jobs, shops, tools, weapons and all round way of life, where and how they expended their global footprint etc. The exhibitions are mostly interactive so fun for young and old. It was also a plus to have the view of Viking ships / long boats on exhibition as the Viking ship museum is currently closed.

I'd like to add that the staff were extremely friendly and professional, thanks to them for adding to the visit.
Written December 31, 2023
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Thank you for the excellent review. We are very happy that you enjoyed all our experiences and found them to be interactive and informative. We are proud of our staff and I will forward your feedback to them.
Written January 3, 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Toria77w
8 contributions
Feb 2023 • Family
We travelled all the way from the east Anglian to visit viking planet for the day!! It was worth it and including flights cheaper than going to Jorvik on the train! Bonkers. This is the future of museums! My 9 year old really enjoyed it, the VR boat ride is an experience and fab. Other films, holograms and exhibits amazing. Highly recommend a visit.
Written February 14, 2023
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Thank you for the excellent review Toria
Written May 9, 2023
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Elisa Maria K
2 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
This is such a lazy cash grab! I'm absolutely shocked at the quality of the whole thing. The entire "experience" is a darkened room, where you are made to listen to a short video with the broadest of information about the vikings and Norway as a country (strange references to Game Of Thrones and The Lord Of The Rings are being made...!?). Afterwards you get to see a 5 minutes VR movie. The technique is outdated and it looks like a 2003 video game. There are glitches and it's just badly rendered.
The "Viking windows" are just screens that make you type your "Viking name" with every new window even though this is not picked up or mentioned ever again. You are then made to click roughly 25 times to get through the program of the Viking window, which shows you a new text and a new drawing for every click. How that's meant to be interactive and fun, I have no idea. It's incredibly boring and you learn more by reading a Wikipedia article.
The "dome" in the middle of the exhibition is supposed to be one of the highlights, a kind of immersive Viking movie but it is literally just a half round split screen with clips of norwegian nature and the sound wasn't working at the day we visited.
We were there with 4 people and paid the family ticket price of almost 1000 kr.
We spent an hour there and that was already stretching it. We could have been in and out within 20 minutes. We were the only people there at the time (that should tell you something, in the middle of tourist season)
The gift shop is almost the same size as the entire exhibition and the staff seems to consist mostly of more or less motivated teenagers.
I'm still absolutely amazed that this thing, as is, got the thumbs up and they are ok with taking that kind of money for it. It's truly laughable. Don't go, don't waste your money.
I would be surprised, if it lives to see another year...
Written August 6, 2019
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Thank you very much for rating us on TripAdvisor. We are sorry to hear that your xperience was not as you had expected. Your comments are valuable to us. We strive to improve our level of service, and would like to make it up to you. Please send us a note at: info@thevikingplanet.com. The Viking Planet Team
Written August 8, 2019
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treepondersleaf
Walnut Creek, CA282 contributions
Jul 2019 • Friends
Comically bad. The ‘technology’ is all 10 years old and laughably bad. There’s not story, no noteworthy historical events or any connection to the world. It’s a series of random vignettes unconnected with reality or Vikings done in an incredibly poor way. This place should not exist.
Written July 28, 2019
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Thank you for rating us and leaving a comment on TripAdvisor. Your feedback is valuable to us. We are sorry the experience did not meet your expectations.
Written July 29, 2019
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Kristoffer N
4 contributions
Jun 2019 • Friends
I see that this place have only gotten good reviews. I'll give you my experience. I'm gonna start with the Viking ship. The VR is OK but the story is boring with a lot of dead time. The headset audio is too low to hear everything. But what borke my immersion was all the glitches. After the VR it was all downhill... The touchscreens were not very responsive, the "Holograms" were only transparent 2D screens and there was a lot of misspellings all over the place. Right before we left my friend ripped up his pants on a loose screw on one of the seats. They did give him a refund for the ticket.
To wrap up: not worth the money at all
Written July 10, 2019
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Thank you very much for rating us on TripAdvisor. We are sorry to hear that your xperience was not as you had expected. Your comments are valuable to us. We strive to improve our level of service, and would like to make it up to you. Please send us a note at: info@thevikingplanet.com.
Written July 20, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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