Oslo | Fram Museum and the history of Norwegian polar expeditions

Can you imagine jumping on top and going to every corner of a historic ship that has been featured in Norwegian polar expeditions? This possibility comes with your visit to the Oslo Fram Museum which is in the so called Museum Island where you can also view other similar museums like the Viking ships and the Kon Tiki that in reality is the Mollergata peninsula. The adventurous spirit of the Norwegians and specifically their polar expeditions, is something they are very proud of in this Nordic country and you can check during a trip for yourself. Thus, for example in Tromso further north of the polar circle line you can see a Polar Museum.

Fram Museum

Fram Museum

Oslo Fram Museum

Oslo Fram Museum

The Fram museum is set very simply as in the center of the ship is the original Fram built in 1892 and which starred Arctic and Antarctic expeditions between 1893 and 1912. Aboard the Fram which was considered the strongest wooden ship ever built were famous Norwegian explorers like Amundsen, Hansen and Sverdrup. When you enter the museum before you stands the imposing Fram keel on the towering masts all surrounded by exhibition areas on two floors. They can teach the history of the Norwegian expeditions and reveal to you many objects used in them. You may not want to entertain too long up on the boat and go inside where you can see the living environment of Norwegian explorers and more objects.

Fram Museum Helm

Fram Museum Helm

In sum, I assure you that your visit to Fram Museum is almost going to make you feel like one more polar explorer. Visiting hours for the Fram Museum in Oslo are June to August every day from 9 to 18 o’clock. At other times of the year it opens at 10 am and closes depending on the month even at 15 o’clock. The ticket prices for 2013 are 80 crowns for adults, 50 crowns for seniors and 30 crowns for children from 7-15. Yes, free entry to the museum is included in the Oslo Fram tourist card pass.

Fram Museum Captain's Room

Fram Museum Captain’s Room

Fram Museum photos: trygon, mavro, Luca Comparini,

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