Museums in Oslo
As might be expected in a city that boasts a diverse history, Oslo has numerous museums, revealing details about the city's past and Norway as a whole.
The Viking Ship Museum features two beautifully preserved wooden ships that were constructed during the 9th century. They are widely regarded as the two finest examples of surviving Viking ships and are undoubtedly the highlights of a visit to the museum. There are also numerous smaller boats on display, as well as a range of ornaments and utensils that are more than 1000 years old.
By contrast, the Oslo City Museum concentrates on the cultural history of the city and includes a comprehensive selection of paintings. Located at Frogner Manor, it also has a wonderful setting.
The Norwegian Folk Museum is one of the largest open-air museums in Europe. It contains more than 150 historic buildings, including a church that dates from the 13th century. Visitors are encouraged to actively participate, with opportunities to feed the animals and enjoy horse and carriage rides.
The Natural History Museum comprises a number of separate buildings and houses Norway's finest collection of fossils and dinosaur bones. There is also a botanical garden with free entry to visitors.
The Holmenkollen Ski Museum is considered the oldest museum in the world dedicated to winter sports. It is actually located within a ski jump and includes a variety of artifacts that were brought back to Norway by polar explorers. After climbing to the top of the ski tower, admire the fantastic view of Oslo.
With a wide variety of museums, Oslo has something for everyone and flights to Oslo with SAS are easily available online. If you're planning on visiting a number of museums during the course of your visit, take advantage of the savings with an Oslo Pass.
SAS offers multiple daily departures to Oslo from the UK.