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Viking Ship Museum, Oslo

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View three actual Viking ships, the Soeberg, the Gokstad, and the Tune, and learn more about their history at Viking Ship Museum. The ships were built between 800 and 900, and were excavated in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Displays give information on how they were found and preserved. The Tune ship was the first Viking ship to be unearthed and remains the third best-preserved ship in the world. Also, see the artifacts that were buried with each ship, such as carts, sleds, cooking gear, and more. Be sure to climb up into the designated viewing areas that allow you to see each ship from a different perspective and fully appreciate their size. If you have your smartphone with you, you can scan the barcodes associated with the exhibits to receive more detailed information online. Take a look at our Oslo trip itinerary app to schedule your visit to Viking Ship Museum and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • A little dated in style, but due to close in October 2021 for 5 years for a new building. Nicely presented informative, the video was quite difficult to follow as you needed to look at all the wall.....  more
    A little dated in style, but due to close in October 2021 for 5 years for a new building. Nicely presented informative, the video was quite difficult to follow as you needed to look at all the wall.....  more »
  • Small but really awesome exhibition of original viking ships preserved in great condition. Really feel the connection to historical times. 
    Small but really awesome exhibition of original viking ships preserved in great condition. Really feel the connection to historical times.  more »
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  • Best place to learn about the Vikings and their great raids. It shows (in my opinion) the greatest historic time of honor and bravery. The craftsmanship of everything the vikings made is breathtaking.
  • If you’re into Viking history this place is definitely worth a visit. The main exhibition consists mostly of Viking ships, restored to their full glory and readily available to marvel all guests. They also have all sorts of Viking artifacts and a nice little shop, with, amongst other things, books about Norse mythology and the Vikings in general.

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