<Back to Attractions in Norway

Vikingskiphuset (Viking Ship Museum) – Norway

The Viking Museum is part of the Museum of Cultural History of the University of Oslo. If stories of Vikings fascinate you then this is definatly the place to come and see for yourself the many interesting Viking finds on show. The Museum, built in 1936, houses three preserved 9th century viking burial ships, these were discovered near the Oslo Fjord. The three ships are the ‘Oseberg ship’,the’Gokstad ship’ and the’Tune ship’.

On display are also a number of Sledges, beds from the Oseberg grave site , a beautifully ornately carved horse cart(the only cart found from Norwegian vikings probably made before 800), wood carvings of animal heads, buckets(one of which contained well preserved apples!) and goods unearthed at the burial sites.When the ships were discovered many everyday artefacts to be used in the afterlife, were also found . On the Gokstad there was also the remains of a man and the Oseberg contained the remains of two women, remains of animals were also discovered buried with the ship.This museum will provide many hours of interesting discoveries and fuel your interest in Vikings and their lives.

Official Website

You may also be Interestd in

Discover a wealth of information on travelling by Motorhome, Caravan or Boat when planning your holiday or trip of a lifetime

Motorhome Guide

Discover the best places to travel in your Motorhome

Find locations to travel in your motorhome as well as all other Motorhome related informtion

Browse Here

Caravan Guide

Discover the best places to travel in your Caravan

Find many locations to travel in your Caravan as well as all other Caravan related informtion here

Browse Here

Baoting Guide

Discover the best places to travel in your Caravan

Find Information on buying boats, taking care of your boat and all boating related information

Browse Here

Discover More

Amazing Destinations

Discover other amazing places to visit from all around the world. Why not create a bucket list and cross them off as you visit. Which of these would be on your list?

Discover More

Promoted Adverts

Which ever way you wish to travel, do it with style!