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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
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!
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!
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.
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