Norway’s seafaring adventurers take centre stage on this trip, which takes in three of Oslo’s most famous museums. It begins with a drive through the city, passing places like the City Hall, the Royal Palace and the National Theatre. With some of Oslo’s most famous sights crossed off your list, you’ll arrive at the Bygdøy Peninsula. This is where you’ll find the Viking Ship Museum, home to three of the best-preserved ships in the world. They were discovered in royal burial mounds in the Oslo fjord. They’d been used as burial ships, carrying the dead over to the ‘Other World’. As such, they were equipped with wagons and textiles, some of which are now on display at the museum. After some time here, you’ll move on to the Kon-Tiki Museum. The star exhibit here is the balsa-raft used by famous adventurer, Thor Heyerdahl, on his voyage from Peru to Polynesia. Your last stop is the Fram Museum. This is where you’ll find the famous ship, Fram, built by Colin Archer to explore the Polar regions. It came in handy for Roald Amundson, too. He used it on his South Pole Expedition between 1910 and 1912. After a look round here it’s time to head back to a very different type of ship – your cruise ship.
- SUITABILITY Large amount of physical activity.