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  • PicMorDaisies
    Edmonton, Canada913 contributions
    Oslo has many wonderful museums but I have to say that this one is my favorite. We spent a few hours there and I could have spent even more time. I learned so much about the various Polar Expeditions involving Norwegian explorers and others as well. As a Canadian I was particularly interested to learn about Amundsen's voyage through the Northwest Passage and the time he spent with the Inuit and what he learned from them which was useful on his later trip to the South Pole. It was great to be able to walk right onto the Fram, the actual ship that Amundsen took to Antarctica on his historic voyage. Don't miss this museum which is easily reached by ferry. The entrance fee (and the ferry trip) are both included in the Oslo City Pass.
    Written 15 August 2022
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  • haydi t
    Oslo, Norway4 contributions
    Viking ship museum is full of history, among the best in Norway, especially in ships.
    I highly recommend it
    Written 14 August 2022
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  • charlene_veverka
    Wilton, Australia255 contributions
    Great way to spend a sunny day exploring the open air museum that has staff dressed in traditional Norwegian folk wear and doing demonstrations throughout the museum.

    Lots of places you can sit down and enjoy the pleasant scenery of the traditional houses, church, farm land, school, English style garden, etc.

    There are also side museums from the main courtyard that give information on traditional Sami lifestyle, modern day Norway and history of Norway through the ages.

    You can easily spend half a day wandering through this very informative museum - so wear comfortable shoes and bring snacks.

    Easy to get to using the bus or ferry network. Definitely recommend - especially if you have children.
    Written 12 August 2022
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  • permia
    Ireland37,815 contributions
    On a beautiful clear blue-sky morning, it was a perfect time to see the extraordinary fields of sculpture.

    A life’s work, scores of figurative art works are laid out over an impressively large and verdant space.

    Human life in all its joys and complexities is shown in bronze and stone. Couples who are close, those that are distant, turning away and not listening.

    Playful exuberant times with children. A great obelisk is clothed throughout its entire length writhing entangled figures. A fine metaphor for disparate aspects of life.
    Written 16 August 2022
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  • lucyd
    25 contributions
    Beautiful place, although it might get a little overcrowded as it's super close to the train station and tourists usually go there first. It's pretty close to the water and has a nice view of the Oslofjord both in front of the building and at the top.
    Written 17 August 2022
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  • Beatriz M
    Düsseldorf, Germany5,159 contributions
    I took the Oslo Fjord boat tour that takes 2 hours and I think it is a nice activity for a sunny day. The weather was wonderful. The boat passes by many islands. It is nothing incredible but the atmosphere is nice and it is cool to observe the little summer houses. The ticket cost me 330 krona because I had the discount from the Oslo pass. You can take the boat from the pier near the city hall. They have departures at 10 30, 13 oclock and some other times. Check online. And take jacket and scarf with you because it is windy.
    Written 13 June 2022
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  • lucyd
    25 contributions
    One of the best places around Oslo if you like skiing and are a fan of ski/ski jumping/biathlon. A beautiful spot to enjoy nature and ski culture.
    Written 17 August 2022
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  • permia
    Ireland37,815 contributions
    A visionary is just one of the best titles to bestow on Thor Heyerdahl. For his pioneering thinking and pursuits he has been awarded numerous honours and has an incomparable legacy.

    Reasons why are perfectly displayed here. It was fabulous to see the Kon-Tiki raft that Thor and his crew of 5 used in 1947 to traverse about 8000 kms from South America to Polynesia.

    This odyssey was only one of the many sea voyages undertaken by the explorer. Even though the Kon-Tiki is likely the most famous exhibit, Ra II is also to be seen.

    After the first Ra boat floundered in the sea, version II was built by reed boat experts, namely Indians from the Andes mountain region. In 1970 she sailed over 6000 kms from Morocco to Barbados with Thor and his crew on board.
    Written 12 August 2022
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  • Mads
    Trondheim, Norway23 contributions
    Obligatory to visit during a sunny day in the summer months in Oslo. A moderate and enjoyable walk from the city centre.
    Written 16 August 2022
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  • charlene_veverka
    Wilton, Australia255 contributions
    Beautiful museum located on the outskirt of the actual park. Lots of information of the various forms of artwork Vigeland undertook during his time and the intricacies that were involved to bring his ideas to life.

    If you do have time to visit the museum it is a great way to get more understanding of the length of time to design and put together the magnificent sculptures found in the park.
    Written 12 August 2022
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  • lucyd
    25 contributions
    A truly spectacular place if you're a nature lover. Beautiful lake, lots of waterfowl, a peaceful place to clear your mind or enjoy a break from the city. Wonderful for running as well.
    Written 17 August 2022
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  • Jamie P
    3 contributions
    We booked into our hotel and walked to Aker Brygge, we came at sunset and it was stunning as the sunset over the fjord!

    It’s a great harbour full of restaurants, shops and stunning boats! We wandered through the shops exploring and ate at Burger Joint (reviewed)!

    Worth a visit for its cool atmosphere!
    Written 27 June 2022
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  • Esther P
    Chicago, IL1,318 contributions
    The main reason a tourist would want to visit this peninsula is to visit the several museums: the Folk Museum, the Maritime Museum, The Fram Museum and the Kon-Tiki Museum. These museums are a stop on the hop-on-hop-off bus.
    Written 10 August 2022
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  • Mercman111
    Twyford, UK252 contributions
    Within the grounds of the castle is the excellent Resistance Museum. Do not rush this attraction. Take your time to read all the intriguing tales of the Norwegian Resistance. It might be small, but it is a real gem.
    Written 28 July 2022
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  • Emma
    Crete, Greece17 contributions
    Went to “INFORMATION (Today)” and had a really great guide who took us through most of the museum. Had a good time, would recommend!
    Written 27 March 2022
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