Oslo: Museums Private Half Day Tour
- 5 Hours
- 5 Hours
- On request
You will be picked up from the hotel to be taken through the city center of Oslo, to the Vigeland Sculpture Park and famous museums in Bygdoy. You will visit the Viking Ship Museum and learn about polar history in the Fram Museum and the Kon-Tiki Museum. The Vigeland Sculpture Park is located 3 kilometers northwest of the city center. The park covers 80 acres (320,000 square meters) and features 212 bronze and granite sculptures created by Gustav Vigeland. Vigeland personally sculpted every figure out of clay and individual craftsmen were contracted to fabricate the pieces into what they are today. These works of art reside along an 850 meter-long axis divided into six sections namely; The Main Gate, The Bridge, The Children's Playground, The Fountain, The Monolith Plateau and the Wheel of Life. Head next to the Viking Ship Museum, a museum in Bygdoy. It is part of Museum of Cultural History which is subject to the University of Oslo and houses the grave finds from Tune, Gokstadhaugen in Sandefjord, Haugen Oseberg and Borre mounds. In addition to the Tune ship, Gokstad and Oseberg ship is a vehicle (possibly a horse carriage), bedding, sledges, buckets, tent parts and more.
Then head straight to the Fram Museum and learn the story of Norway's polar exploration and the three great Norwegian explorers in particular - Fridtjof Nansen, Otto Sverdrup and Roald Amundsen. The museum also exhibits images of the fauna of the Polar Regions, such as polar bears and penguins. The last stop is the Kon-Tiki Museum, where your guide will tell you about Thor Heyerdahl's spectacular expeditions.
Duration: 5 Hours