Holmenkollen Ski Museum & Tower
A historic landmark in the Norwegian consciousness, the Holmenkollen ski arena embodies more than a century of skiing tradition. The Ski Museum in Holmenkollen, the world’s oldest museum specialising in skis and the history of skiing, is situated in Holmenkollen ski jump, where visitors can experience the magnificent view of Oslo. The plateau is free to visit in the winter, while in the summer it is included in the museum ticket.
The Vigeland Sculpture Park (Vigelandsparken)
The unique sculpture park is the life work of the sculptor Gustav Vigeland (1869-1943) with more than 200 sculptures in bronze, granite and cast iron. Vigeland was also responsible for the design and architectural outline of the park. A monumental artistic creation with a human message that is well worth seeing.
The Kon-tiki Museum (Frammuseet)
Thor Heyerdahl was one of the world’s most famous scientists, adventurers and environmental campaigners of all time. The Kon-Tiki Museum houses original vessels and artifacts from Heyerdahl’s world-renowned expeditions. Experience the original Kon-Tiki raft, the reed boat Ra II, an exhibition about the Tigris and an Easter Island exhibition that includes a 10-metre replica of a statue from Easter Island. The museum also has a film screening room and souvenir shop. Thor Heyerdahl (1914-2002) gained worldwide fame when he crossed the Pacific Ocean on Kon-Tiki in 1947. He followed this up with spectacular expeditions on the reed boats Ra and Tigris. His recreations of prehistoric voyages showed that early man had mastered sailing before the saddle and wheel were invented.
The Polar Ship Fram (Frammuseet)
Welcome aboard the original polar ship Fram for the most thrilling adventures in polar history! Set foot on the strongest wooden ship ever built. The legendary ship is kept in its original condition in our museum in Oslo. Fram was the safe haven of some of the most famous polar explorers ever – both in the Arctic and in the Antarctic. Come into contact with their stories of sweat and tears, and learn how they managed to survive during the hottest of pursuits and the most breathtaking of voyages in the coldest and most dangerous places on earth – the North and the South Pole!