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THE FIRST DIGITAL VIKING MUSEUM IN THE WORLD

Exhibition: Vikings at war

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Now The Viking Planet also gets a purely physical element, in the form of an exhibition of warriors and women with reconstructed clothes and equipment from Viking age finds. The exhibition includes both war booty and the weapons that were used to threaten.

The exhibition opens on June 10 and is curated by historian Kim Hjardar

– This exhibition is a fantastic opportunity to get close to the Vikings’ actual reality, which has long fascinated me deeply. After all, it’s not just runes that tell stories. Objects, clothes, equipment and weapons can tell enormously engaging stories, and in this exhibition there are, in my opinion, many of them. An example is how one can clearly see that women and men were important participants in the warlike social order, says curator and historian Kim Hjardar.

About the exhibition

Open: Every day in the centers opening hours
When: June 10 – October 31

ABOUT US

Norway’s first digital Viking museum opened in Oslo in June 2019 with many unique experiences based on Viking heritage. This is the place to meet Vikings in Oslo.

The Viking Planet is a 1600-square-meter digital museum located next to the Oslo City Hall. This is the very first of several Viking Planets to be launched in Norway and abroad in the years to come. A digital portal to the Viking age, The Viking Planet offers a variety of unique experiences based on the Viking heritage of Norway, more than a thousand years ago.

ABOUT US

Norway’s first digital Viking museum opened in Oslo in June 2019 with many unique experiences based on Viking heritage. This is the place to meet Vikings in Oslo.

The Viking Planet is a 1600-square-meter digital museum located next to the Olso City Hall. This is the very first of several Viking Planets to be launched in Norway and abroad in the years to come. A digital portal to the Viking age, The Viking Planet offers a variety of unique experiences based on the Viking heritage of Norway, more than a thousand years ago.

THIS IS WHAT YOU CAN
EXPERIENCE AT THE VIKING PLANET

TAKE PART IN HISTORY

With groundbreaking virtual reality technology, you can now step back more than a thousand years in time to board a Viking ship and witness a hyper-realistic drama that unfolds up-close and personal in VR — more immersive than a 4D cinema. This is the digital Viking museum in Oslo.

HIGH-END PRODUCTIONS

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.

IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCES

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.

LEARN IN A NEW WAY

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.

TRADITION MEETS TECHNOLOGY

The exhibit, ‘Virtual Viking — Innovation and Tradition,’ presents the Viking legacy in the context of contemporary technology.

AN INCLUSIVE APPROACH

The Viking Planet is presented in Norwegian, English, Italian, French, German, Mandarin, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Polish to accommodate visitors from all parts of the world.

AWARD-WINNING EXPERIENCE IN NORWAY

The Viking Planet is proud to be the winner of the best VR Film at Aesthetica Film Festival!

5-STAR VR EXPERIENCE IN OSLO, NORWAY

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A very enjoyable experience

A very interesting and engaging museum which immerses you in the viking world through use of VR, holographics and interactive displays. The staff are very friendly. I would recommend this to anyone who visits Oslo.

– Dale B. - Tripadvisor
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This is a must-see in Oslo

It is remarkable how they have created holograms, so realistic you feel like you are there with them. This is the best way to learn history. The kids LOVED it (so so much more than the museum). They have interactive programs where you create your own boat or person - the kids loved this. The highlight was the Viking ship - oh my goodness. This is one of the best experiences I’ve ever had.

– Debbie Gadsby - Google
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Great experience

Well worth a visit. Enjoyable and informative. The virtual reality was cool! Talk to the staff to get the best out of it. The staff were brilliant and helpful!

– Getaway802014 - Tripadvisor
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Definitely 100% the Viking planet is worth a visit

Excellent experience, loads of fresh ideas on how to present Viking history. Considering this is a very new venture it feels polished and professional. The staff could not have been more friendly or helpful. If you take time to appreciate each different area, REALLY take the time you will get a lot out of it. For Oslo, it is very well priced. I'm not sure if it is included on the Oslo card yet, but if not it should be.

– G C - Google

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SUPPORTED BY THE CITY OF OSLO

The Viking Planet is proud to receive financial support from the City of Oslo based on innovation and contribution to the culture in Oslo.