By June 2019, The Viking Planet will open a 1600 square meter entertainment center located next to the Oslo City Hall. This will be the first of several Viking Planets to be launched in Norway and abroad in the years to come.
Norway’s first interactive entertainment center opens in Oslo, June 2019 with many unique experiences based on Viking heritage.
Through groundbreaking Virtual Reality technology, you can now step back more than a thousand years to board a Viking ship and witness a hyper realistic drama that unfolds up-close and personal in VR.
In collaboration with Ridley Scott’s production company RSA films and the UK’s Dimension studios, The Viking Planet presents the world’s first scripted drama produced using volumetric capture virtual reality.
With a 270-degree cinema The Viking Planet presents compelling original Viking content in a way never before seen. Through several interactive experiences, you can explore topics like: Ships & Navigation, Weapons & War, Women in the Viking Age, and Religion & Mythology.
The Viking Planet aims to connect audiences with the Viking times in an innovative and engaging way. You can meet Viking holograms and explore the iconic designs and symbols from the Viking age.
The exhibit, ‘Virtual Viking – Innovation and Tradition’, presents the Viking legacy in the context of contemporary technology.
The Viking Planet is presented in Norwegian, English, Italian, French, German, Mandarin, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Polish to accommodate visitors from all parts of the world.
Rasmus Ramstad worked for Warner Bros. for eight years before he became the CEO of SF Studio for fifteen years. He has worked as an executive on the international media arena since the 1980s.
Erik Gustavson, has directed seven theatrical feature films. He was awarded the Norwegian Oscar, the Amanda award, three times for his work as director, and has directed and produced several hundred TV commercials worldwide.
Odd Arild Meling is a digital systems architect and a pioneer in the transformation and digitalization of the Norwegian telecom industry. He was a co-founder of the telecom company One Call. He has subsequently worked as CTO in several telecom and technology companies.
The company’s chairman of the board is Mr. Torsten Larsson a former CEO at The Bonnier Group in Sweden and one of Scandinavia’s most respected and prolific media leaders.
The board also includes Ms. Thorhild Widvey, a former Norwegian minister of oil and energy, and a former minister of culture. Ms. Widvey has served as a board member in several major Norwegian corporations and is currently the Chairwoman of the board at Norway’s Statkraft, Europe’s largest generator of renewable energy.
The other board members are: Margaret Hystad Karmsund Kapital Invest AS, Lasse Tønnesen Dyreparken utvikling AS, Geir Tore Henriksen Lufthavnutbygging AS, Per Magne Jensen Bivisjon Holding AS, Terje Devold TD Consulting AS.