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Viking ship digital walk-throughs

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The Viking Age, with its seafaring warriors and intricate ship designs, continues to captivate the imagination of many. While the world-famous Viking Ship Museum is currently closed and is scheduled to reopen as the Museum of the Viking Age in 2027, you don’t have to miss out on exploring these iconic vessels. The Viking Planet in Oslo offers a state-of-the-art digital walk-through of some of the most renowned Viking ships, including the Oseberg and Gokstad ships. This unique exhibition lets you experience the old museum virtually, complete with interactive 3D-models of prominent artifacts.

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What can you expect from the digital walk-throughs of viking ships?

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At The Viking Planet, you can embark on a thrilling digital walk-through of the former Viking Ship Museum, a feature that has become one of our most popular attractions. Leveraging cutting-edge virtual reality and digital imaging technologies, this exhibit brings the ancient Viking ships to life in ways that are both educational and incredibly immersive.

The digital walk-through features detailed 3D scannings of the Oseberg and Gokstad ships. As you explore these virtual models, you will gain insight into the design, construction, and historical significance of these iconic vessels. You can walk around the ships, zoom in to examine the craftsmanship closely, and virtually “step aboard” to get a sailor’s view. The experience is enhanced with detailed narration and informational panels that provide context and highlight key aspects of Viking shipbuilding technology and maritime prowess.

How accurate are the digital recreations of the Viking ships?

When it comes to historical accuracy, the digital recreations at The Viking Planet are second to none. These digital models are meticulously crafted using data and artefacts from the Museum of the Viking Age, University of Oslo. The recreations are based on extensive research, including archaeological findings and expert consultations, ensuring that every detail is as accurate as possible.

The digital models of the Oseberg and Gokstad ships are not merely artistic interpretations. They are built using high-resolution scans and 3D modelling techniques that capture every plank, nail, and carving in stunning detail. This level of accuracy provides an invaluable resource for both casual visitors and serious history enthusiasts, offering insights that are as close as one can get to the real thing while the physical museum is closed for renovations.

Are there interactive elements in the walk-throughs?

Absolutely! What sets the digital walk-throughs at The Viking Planet apart from other virtual tours is the level of interactivity they offer. Here are some key interactive elements you can look forward to:

  • 3D Artifacts: In addition to the ships themselves, the exhibition includes interactive 3D-models of some of the most prominent artifacts from the Museum of the Viking Age. These artifacts are on loan from the University of Oslo and can be examined in intricate detail. You can rotate, zoom, and explore these objects from all angles, gaining a deeper understanding of their craftsmanship and utility.
  • Interactive panels: Throughout the digital exhibition, you’ll find interactive panels that offer additional information on various aspects of the ships and artifacts. These panels include text, images, and 3D models.

Additional experiences: Viking Wars and VR Game

While the digital walk-through of the Viking ships is a highlight, The Viking Planet offers even more to make your visit unforgettable.

Viking Wars: This interactive experience immerses visitors in some of the most critical battles of the Viking Age. Understand the strategies, weapons, and sheer ingenuity that defined Viking warfare. Interactive displays and immersive simulations make you feel like you’re right in the middle of historic combat.

VR Game: For those who crave action, our VR game “FERД offers an exhilarating experience. Defend your village, seek revenge, and lay siege to rival Vikings in this exciting virtual reality adventure. Suitable for ages twelve and up, FERÐ can be accessed by purchasing a combination ticket or a separate gaming ticket.

Ready to set sail on this digital adventure? Plan your visit and buy your tickets today.

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