9 December: Top 3 Viking destinations

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3 December: Top 3 Viking destinations of Norway

Norway is also about vikings, of course. If you are into viking lore, you need to visit at least these three to get a flavour of our heritage.

1) The Viking Planet

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An impressive digital Viking installation! (Image: TheVikingPlanet.com)

This is the world’s first digital Viking museum. It opened in 2019 in Oslo, right next to the City Hall, and is the first in a series of digital viking museums that are planned in Norway and abroad. Check it out to satisfy your viking cravings!

 

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The Oseberg, Tune and Gokstad viking ships at display. (Image: UiO Museum of Cultural History)

2) The Viking Ship Museum

Also in Oslo, this museum displays the spectacular Oseberg, Tune and Gokstad viking ships. They used to be sea-going vessels until the were used in burials back in the days. They were discovered in the early 20th century, and you can now see them in flesh – or wood, if you will – at the Viking Ship Museum in Bygdøy, Oslo. Go there!

 

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The Chieftain’s House. (Image: The Lofotr Viking Museum)

3) The Lofotr Viking Museum

This is in Lofoten, and if you are there anyway – which any rider visiting Norway should – you may as well ride to this museum to check out how the Vikings built their longhouses and lived back in the days. You can also sail in a viking ship – replica, of course – in the sea nearby.

Have you other Viking places in Norway to recommend? Let us know in the comments below! Or read on here.

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2 thoughts on “9 December: Top 3 Viking destinations

  1. Thomas Johnson

    How could you miss Avaldsnes? The first seat of the first king of Norway, Harald Hårfagre. A very fine museum (bigger than in Lofotr), an open-air viking village (open all summer), actual on-going archeological excavations, with sights and sagas described in Snorre (for example, the seidmenn chained to drown on the skerry), and the home of the largest viking ship now sailing in the world…. the Harald Hårfagre. Built in the area and with cooperation from the museum.

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