Viking House

Viking House, Stavanger: Hours, Address, Viking House Reviews: 4.5/5

Viking House
4.5
Speciality Museums • History Museums
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Thursday
10:45 AM - 5:15 PM
Friday
10:45 AM - 5:15 PM
Saturday
10:45 AM - 5:15 PM
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Climb on board our Viking ship and join the adventure as we travel back in time and experience, with the use of VR-technology and video imagery, the magical world of The Vikings. Hear and experience the great sagas about ' Harald Fairhair ', Norway's first king and the famous battle of Hafrsfjord in 872 where Norway became united into one kingdom.
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niallrobin
dorset, uk66 contributions
Family
My husband and I visited with our 15 year old son whilst in Stavanger on our cruise. The virtual reality show was brilliant and a great experience. Highly recommend it.
Written September 6, 2019
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Rebecca A
Stavanger, Norway1 contribution
Solo
Wow, I got totally amazed .sitting down in the wiking ship and putting on the vr glasses and transported back hundred of year to the spectacular wiking history and life .
Can really recommend to everyone❤
Written July 19, 2019
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Written August 2, 2019
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MdBenjamin
23 contributions
Family
I visit Viking house with my son, husband and father in law. The employees was welcoming and helpful. A lot of handmade and beautiful things for sale. Needlebinding, Viking jewellery, and other local products. The new version of the movie was really good. A lot of new animations.
Written December 8, 2019
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Thank you for visiting us!
Written December 10, 2019
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Midlifecrisis2001
Westcliff-on-Sea, UK59 contributions
Friends
We found this very disappointing. £15 each for a very poor and old virtual 3D reality film. Mistakenly we thought the virtual experience was a prelude to a museum tour but no, the film is all you get for your £15. I suspect the film was made about 20yrs ago when perhaps it was state of the art but now it’s just very dated. I suggest you spend your money elsewhere; the Canning Museum is much better value.
Written June 11, 2022
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Maria Beatriz Oliveira
8 contributions
Friends
The people that works there were very solicitous towards whichever doubts we've had and made the experience better than we expected.
The VR part is amazing and really worth a shot to get to know more about an important part of the Viking Age in Norway!
Written October 28, 2019
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Thank you for visiting us! :)
Written October 29, 2019
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lus_jes_traveller
Oslo, Norway1 contribution
Couples
Great VR experience! Loved that the staff is wearing viking outfits. Souvenirs can be bought on spot. Film is shown in a room built as a viking boat! Great experience on a rainy day as we had!
Written July 20, 2019
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Written August 2, 2019
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Laila G
2 contributions
Solo
I had first try for a 3D movie on the story when Harald Farehair faught so that Norway could become one Kingdom. Fantastic movie i felt i was just next to Harald, and when the big battle was in Hafrsfjord. It was real..loved it..so i saw the movie twice...
Written July 20, 2019
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Thank you for visiting us in Viking House!
Written August 2, 2019
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AceZeroX
1 contribution
Business
I tried the new VR experience, sitting in the Viking ship with my collegues having this headset on that gave us an almost real experience of going back in time to see a story about King Harald Fairhair. It was awesome to experience this and I have never before seen this anywhere else in the world. I will recommend this to everyone who is interessted in the Viking Age and Norwegian Viking heritage.
Written July 19, 2019
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Thank you for visiting us in Viking House!
Written August 2, 2019
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londinium58
London, UK26 contributions
Couples
Wad in Sravsnger on s cruise so visited this attraction with my partner in a wheelchair. Having already contacted them about using the wherlchair inbtge attraction they were really helpful and enjoyed the VR viewing which was superb. Well done Viking House!
Written November 14, 2019
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Written November 19, 2019
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Derek A
Massillon, OH51 contributions
Solo
I came across this place via TA and was excited to check it out when I was in Stavanger. I found it rather easily, and went in. I was immediately greeted by the friendly staff there. They were friendly and sociable, we talked about my trip, some of my Norse-themed tattoos, the shop and show itself. I browsed the store briefly before going into the VR experience.

You start off by sitting down on a bench, arranged with others to resemble a Viking ship. The employee talks a little bit about the story and gives you instructions as to how to put the visual/audio equipment on. Once you’re ready, the adventure begins!

Most of the story takes place directly in front of you, but if you look around in the various scenes you can see other things. If you look towards the sky there’s a great shot of the night sky with the stars shining brightly. You are led through a story talking about the First King of Norway, Harald Fine-Hair. You learn about events from before his birth, after his banishment, and his eventual victory in battle.

If you can look past the fact that VR technology doesn’t match Hollywood or the latest video games, you will enjoy the show. Afterwards, you can sit on the throne, hold a sword, and get a picture taken. Fun!
Written August 30, 2019
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