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Viking Ship Museum

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The Viking Ship Museum and Historical Museum Admission Ticket
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The Viking Ship Museum and Historical Museum Admission Ticket
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Come face to face with some of the world's greatest Viking treasures! Experience the best-preserved Viking Ships in the world and unique burial artefacts from boat graves around the Oslo Fjord. These ships have been on voyages of the sea before they...more
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Huk Avenue 35, Oslo 0287, Norway
+47 22 13 52 80
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Being of Viking decent, These Viking ships and the video they show over them just bring it all to life. Most people stand in awe. And for those women reading this- you will be very interested to see how some of the Viking women were...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Cindy K
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Me and my boyfriend came here both being fascinated by all things Viking. Loved it. So interesting. We came in January so it was very quiet. It was quite small, but I do prefer that to big museums where you lose interest half way through....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Emilystrettonmoore
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Pay no attention to person who says it’s not worth the money. This is an incredible experience. The ships are mind-blowing and the artifacts at the back of the museum display a level of craftsmanship that is simply amazing. All lovingly and beautifully displayed. An...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Vivian P
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went for a trip to the Viking museum as this was one of the main reasons we flew out to Oslo for. Was so cool to see an actual Viking ship, the museum itself hasn’t got many exhibits but the ones that are present are...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank leahtkturrell
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My Norwegian friends said not to get too excited. How wrong they were! This place is a superb example of Norwegian culture. As a resident of northern England (which was invaded by the Vikings 1000 years ago) i found it fascinating

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank N2136E
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Located on Bigdoy peninsula this is a perfect example of how norwegians dominated the seas thousands of years ago. There are several boats, extremely well preserved despite the years. An explanatory educational video is shown in a large wall serving as a cinema screen. Vikings...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I was so impressed by the Vikings and their skill in building ships that obviously allowed the Vikings to cross oceans, but were also beautiful. We spent a few hours there observing 3 ships, one in pristine condition, one in fairly good condition, and one...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Randie A
Reviewed 6 days ago

Amazing exhibits! Really enjoyed this museum a MUST visit! Be sure to stay & watch the video that runs every ?? 10 Minutes or so..

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank LinJohn
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A few ships , good installations about Vikings life, buy something in museum shop, after hard to find the same souvenirs. Also you can use 1 tickets for 2-3 person! 😉

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank anton_sk87
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is absolutely worth a visit! The ships are incredible to see up close and I like that they have staircases and viewing areas where you can see the ships from above too. Aside from the ships, they have another whole wing of items...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Ashley E
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October 2, 2018|
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Response from Q8825ARjohns | Reviewed this property |
We spent 1.5 hours minimum in this place it was just brilliant
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February 25, 2018|
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Response from noslomai | Reviewed this property |
You might want to try emailing the museum (mailto:postmottak@khm.uio.no) but I’m afraid the soundtrack may have been recorded solely for the purpose of the animation and may not be made available.
December 24, 2017|
Response from BjMOslo_Norway | Reviewed this property |
The first ship was shifted there in 1926, and the final building was finished in 1956. As far as I know a new shifting, whch has been planned for many years now have been skipped for good
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Norway 10 day Trip - March 2018 (30 Replies)
I am travelling from India with my wife on 6th March 2018 for a 10-day tour of Norway. I have made a tentative itinerary which is as follows: 6 Mar: Flight from Mumbai and Land in Oslo around midnight and stay in Oslo Central (all stay via Airbnb) 7 Mar: Oslo city tour - Fram Polar Ship Museum, Viking Ship Museum, Vigeland museum 8 Mar: Oslo to Myrdal by Train, Myrdal to Flam by Train, Flam to Gudvagen by Boat, Gudvagen to Voss by Bus and Voss to Bergen, reach by late evening, stay...More
January 11, 2018|
Response fromOsloViking|
Be aware that Kristiansund is a small town. March is still full Winter in Norway, at least around Tromsø, will be a big change from Mumbai.
Suggestions for Norway Itinerary (2 Replies)
My husband and I will be going to Helsinki in June (for a work conference) but when it's over, we'd like to take some time to see Norway too. I had planned to spend about 5 days in Norway. I know I want to see the Viking ship museum, some scenic highlights (maybe the Oslo-Bergen train or Norway In A Nutshell tour?), and the Midnight Sun/Arctic circle area. Can anyone suggest which attractions/cities/etc should not be missed. Is 5 days long enough to do all the things I want to do? Any...More
January 21, 2007|
Response fromJumper71|
Hi Laurie The coastline of Norway is longer than equator so it takes some time getting around the country. But 5 days should do the trick. You can actually start your Norway in a Nutshell trip from Oslo by train. Do not take a roundtrip for less than 3 days. You'll only feel like being trapped in a japanese travelparty taking photos and that's it. But you'll get to see some of our lovely fjords (they are truly breathtaking) and you must see them from boat to really understand the scenery. ...More
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Oslo early Sunday morning options (9 Replies)
Hi, we are a family of 3 with 4-year-old child, arriving in Oslo on a cruise at 7am and leaving at 4pm on Sunday. 17th August. Trying to determine what sights might be feasible in the time frame. Considerations are Sunday opening times, best travel routes and best value for money on transport options. We have read through the visit Oslo site and the forums here and aware of similar post. We have looked at Oslo pass and ruter public transport site. We are thinking of a visit to Vigeland...More
July 19, 2014|
Response fromalonthelough|
Thank you Martin, for the advice and suggestions, would the single ticket cover our journey Nationaltheatret -Vigeland- Bygdøy? Is there a time limit on this? Thanks for the tip concerning the child fares on a Sunday. Regards Alastair