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Viking Ship Museum


For whoever built the Oseberg ship, it must have been very important to make it a particularly handsome vessel. He or she used great resources in having the ship decorated.


On the Gokstad farm in Sandefjord, there was a large burial mound. In the autumn of 1879, the two teenage sons on the farm were bored. They began to dig into the mound.


The Tune ship was the first Viking ship to be excavated and is still the third-best preserved Viking ship in the world.

Opening hours

Open daily

  • 1 May - 30 September 09:00 - 18:00
  • 1 October - 30 April 10:00 - 16:00

The museum is closed on the following holidays:

Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day, New Year's Eve, New Year's Day.

Getting around


Listen to audioguides from The Viking Ship Museum in english and spanish.