Viking Ship Museum
viking ship museum in oslo norway

The Viking Ship Museum on Oslo, Norway, was one of the final activities for our epic vacation. Since we had no plans to visit Norway when we set out everything we did in Oslo was a bonus. We were there because Norwegian Air offered such great fares for flying back to New York.

The museum was very nicely done and we quickly learned a lot about actual Vikings as opposed to the ones depicted in movies and popular culture. Joyce and I looked at Viking ship discoveries from Gokstad, Oseberg and Tune as well as other finds from Viking tombs around the Oslo Fjord.

The museum has on exhibit the world’s two best-preserved wooden Viking ships built in the 9th century, as well as small boats, sledges, a cart with exceptional ornamentation, implements, tools, harness, and household utensils.