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  • Bygdøynesvn. 36 Map It
  • Bygdøy

Updated 12/05/2012

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This was the ship used by the legendary Polar explorer Roald Amundsen when be became the first man to reach the South Pole, in December 1911. Once known as the strongest vessel in the world, this enormous Norwegian polar ship has advanced farther north and south than any other surface vessel. Built in 1892, it made three voyages to the Arctic (they were conducted by Fridtjof Nansen and Otto Sverdrup, in addition to Amundsen). Climb on board and peer inside the captain's

quarters, which has explorers' sealskin jackets and other relics on display. Surrounding the ship are many artifacts from expeditions.

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Bygdøynesvn. 36, Oslo, 0286, Norway

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  • NKr 80
  • June–Aug., daily 9–6; Sept. and May, daily 10–5; Oct. and Mar.–Apr., daily 10–4; Nov.–Feb., weekdays 10–3, weekends 10–4

Updated 12/05/2012


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Oct 5, 2005

Pretty Cool Museum

I thought this was a pretty cool museum because you are actually allowed to walk on the ship and see the inside (most places wouldn't think of letting you do that!). Around the outside are memorabilia and facts from the journey and time period. Not a bad place to visit along the way if you have time.

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