Bigdoy Peninsula Museums
Trip Start Aug 09, 2012
59Trip End Oct 07, 2012
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After that we took the Nr 30 bus to the next museum, The Viking Ship Museum. This was also amazing as they had 3 viking ships on display, 2 of which were quite well preserved. They all had been actual ships but then used as burial ships for Noblemen or women. Most of the valuable things were looted at some time but seeing the boats so well preserved was just amazing. The museum also had bones from the remains of the people who were buried and some sleds and other equipment from the Viking era. Another must see attraction in Oslo.
From there we took the Nr30 bus again to the Kon Tiki Museum which was right next door to the Fram Museum. By then we weren't sure if we had time for both but it turned out we did because the Fram didn't close until 6pm. Museum here seem to close later than Copenhagen so another plus for Norway. Kon Tiki Museum was all about Thor Heyerdahl the Norweigan explorer who did these amazing journeys in balsa rafts and papyrus boats. The actual vessels were also on display, another very interesting museum and we can't wait to see the new Norweigan film about the Kon Tiki expedition.
Finally onto the Polar Fram museum and this had the actual Fram polar ship in the museum and you could go on board and explore it as well as read all about the different polar expeditions by Norweigans (and others).
We finished around 5pm and got the ferry back to Aker Brygge where we were just in time to join the Fjord Sightseeing cruise where we spent a relaxing 2 hours touring the Oslo Fjord and finished at 7.45 before having some nice pasta dishes for dinner at Aker Brygge. We decided to go to Oslo Central to collect our train tickets for the next leg of our journey. So a very packed day of activites, thats for sure.