This excursion is dedicated to the passionate of the museums and specially, the age of Norwegian exploration. Drive to the Peninsula of Bygdøy, also known as “museum island”. Here, you will visit three museums dedicated to Norwegian craftsmanship and spirit of exploration.
Visit the famous Viking Ships Museum. The ships are very well preserved, and serve as an excellent example of the Viking Period's daring initiative and ship building craftsmanship. All ships were excavated from the clay banks of the Oslo fjord and restored as a memory to the Vikings. Along with the ships you’ll see a large collection of household goods, tools, jewelry and clothes found onboard.
The Kon-Tiki Museum is another stop on your tour. Housing the original balsa-raft used by Thor Heyerdahl and his five companions in 1947 during their voyage from Peru to Polynesia, across nearly 2000 miles of ocean. A good selection of documentary material is also on display. Further, the museum houses the papyrus-boat RA II with which Thor Heyerdahl and his companions crossed the Atlantic Ocean in 1970.
Learn about Norway’s polar exploration at the Fram Polarmuseum, housing the famous polar vessel "Fram". It is still the surface vessel that has sailed both furthest North – reaching 85° 57'n latitude with Nansen’s expedition from 1893-1896; and furthest South – reaching 78° 41's latitude with Amundsen’s expedition to the South Pole from 1910-1912.
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Note: This tour includes approximately 2 hours of easy to moderate walking/standing that includes some steps to negotiate. Weather appropriate clothing; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
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Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.
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