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Address: Slagendalen, Tonsberg 3110, Norway
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+47 33 31 29 19
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Queen's grave. Archaeological excavations in 1904 uncovered history's...

Queen's grave. Archaeological excavations in 1904 uncovered history's largest and richest example of craftmanship from the Viking Ages. The beautiful 21,5 m long Oseberg ship, Oseberg carriage, five beautifully carved bed-posts shaped like animal heads, four sledges, beds, chests, weaving-frames, household utensils and much more. For a long time it was thought that this was the grave of Queen asa, grandmother of King Harald Hairfair. Scientific examinations in 1992 now date the buriel to 834 AD, and indicate that it is Queen Alvhild, who was the first wife of King Gudrod, who lies buried here. The barrow, 40 m in diameter, was restored in 1947. A newly opened path along the Velle creek has posts which inform of the excavation. A copy of the beautifully carved bow of the ship can be seen in front of the Vestfold County Museum. Buss no. 113 from the Central Buss Station to Klokkerasen school.

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A historic place

This is where they found the famous viking ship, the Oseberg ship. It is just a mound in a field, but it has a rich history. there are information signs about the find and it is a... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 6, 2016
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Tonsberg, Norway
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Tonsberg, Norway
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

This is where they found the famous viking ship, the Oseberg ship. It is just a mound in a field, but it has a rich history. there are information signs about the find and it is a nice place for a picnic. The is a hiking trail 8about 7 kilometers) in the forrest nearby, marked with blue markers. If you... More 

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Akershus, Norway
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016

This is the excavation site of the Oseberg burial mound. There are lots of informational signs along the walk to the mound which make it interesting. Not much to see at the mound, but cool to stand there and think about what it was like 1200 years ago. Parking is located at 59°18'15.9"N 10°26'42.1"E .

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2016

...don't get me started. It is like a pilgrimage whenever I come to Oseberghaugen. My interest goes back to reading the village books; about who owned the place and how the villagers thought not to dig up the mound because they might open up the "ills of the black death"! It is not just a mound. It is Viking history... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2015 via mobile

An important historic place, and a nice place to walk your dog. Not much to see here though, except for a mound.

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Tonsberg, Norway
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2014

Oseberghaugen is where the viking ship was discovered; A large mound in Slagendalen, Tønsberg. That is pretty much it. There are some information placards, and a bench or two, but what You basically are looking at, is a grassy, small hill. You would be excused if you were to miss it completely when driving past. Nothing spectacular as a sight,... More 

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Tonsberg, Norway
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

If you are interested in the Oseberg Ship and vikings this is worth a visit. The easiest way to get there is by car. There are some information at the site, but you will get more out of your visit if you read some of the background material first.

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