Welcome to the viking museum on the Bygdøy peninsula.
We utilised the sightseeing bus as a mode of transport to get here, it’s not really very walkable from central Oslo.
The building picture above is the famed Viking Ship Museum. Entry is 80 NOK, we recieved a discount thanks to our sightseeing bus passes.
It’s aptly named, as it’s full of viking ships. All of the exhibits are also in English, so you won’t miss out on anything at all.
Many of these ships date back hundreds upon hundreds of years, it’s amazing that they’re still standing. If only we could make things this structurally sound today, I feel like I look at my iPhone and it cracks.
Many of the ships were used as a sort of tomb for their fallen. They buried the ships on land like this!
Here’s a dead dude, no one is exactly sure who he is.
It’s not all ships, there are tons of other viking artifacts.
This snake said to ‘Please Touch’ – who am I to refuse?
The museum can be thoroughly explored within an hour or so, it isn’t the largest of places, but it’s still worth a visit.
Plus you can get this book in the giftshop.
We further explored Bygdøy, it’s much quieter than central Oslo and very residential.
More museums are dotted about, the first is the Fram Museum, containing a famed Polar Ship, the second is the Kon-Tiki Museum focusing on Thor Heyerdahl’s expeditions.
We didn’t head into either of these, but explored the area as it sits right on the fjord.
Pistachio ice cream is my second favourite flavour, it seems to hard to find, so us pistachio enthusiasts can never pass up an opportunity to get some.
Oslo’s fjord is so beautifully clean. The Rivers Mersey and Thames are distant memories at this point.
I’ve been trying and failing to find information on this statue/art piece sitting just in the fjord.
Sorry for the major spam, but it’s just so beautiful.
This lighthouse is made of items and debri that has washed up on Norway’s shores. This installation is called Ocean Hope, it’s eye opening how much rubbish floats in our seas.
I noticed a large amount comes from the UK and the USA.
I shit myself every time I looked at these statues. There’s something so foreboding about these.
Join us in Part 5 for further exploration of the city!