EXPERIENCE THE VIKING AGE WITH NEW TECHNOLOGY
In June 2019, the world’s first Digital Viking Museum opened in Oslo. This is the first of several Viking Planets to be launched both in Norway and abroad in the years to come. As a digital portal to the Viking Age using the technological tools and entertainment devices of tomorrow, The Viking Planet offers a variety of unique experiences based on the Viking Age.
Our ability to weave education, tradition and innovation makes The Viking Planet innovative in the world context, both in the tourism and entertainment industries. We strive to ensure that you have a unique experience as you learn about the Viking Age in an entertaining way. Regardless of your knowledge of Viking history, our unique technology and exhibitions will make The Viking Planet an attractive adventure centre for social outings, school classes and families. We use the best available technology to display and project our experiences and including HTC Vive Pro 2 for our newly developed VR Game called FERÐ.
An Inclusive Experience
To ensure that our guests can experience our content to the fullest, no matter what country they come from, our films and exhibits are available in twelve languages. Additionally, the entirety of our premise is wheelchair accessible.
THE OPENING OF THE WORLDS FIRST DIGITAL VIKING MUSEUM
Our different productions have been co-produced with the best talent from across the world to ensure that our guests receive first class experiences. These partners include Ridley Scott Associates, Dimension Studios and M7Virtual.
Erik Gustavson, one of Norway’s most celebrated directors, has been responsible for directing all films and content at The Viking Planet. Mr. Gustavson has been awarded several Amanda Awards, Norway’s equivalent of the Academy Awards, for various feature films such as Herman, Telegrafisten and Sofies Verden.
To ensure that our experiences are as historically accurate as possible, The Viking Planet has worked alongside author and Viking historian, Kim Hjardar. Mr. Hjardar has been instrumental in overseeing the design of buildings, weaponry, clothing, and the longships that appear in our content.
Some of our experiences are dramatized but are based on knowledge acquired through archaeological finds and Old Norse literature.
The opening of the world’s first digital Viking Museum
Being able to come face to face with digital Vikings and experience what it was like to live as a Viking 1000 years ago, was no small feat to achieve. To commemorate this monumental occasion, we had a sword delivered from Avaldsnes, the location of King Harald Fairhair’s primary royal estate, upon horseback for our ribbon-cutting ceremony on 20th of June 2019.
This sword was dubbed Augvaldsbaune, in honour of King Augvald of Karmøy, a semi-legendary king portrayed in the Legendary Sagas. To ensure that Augvaldsbaune arrived in Oslo safely, Per Eisten Prøys-Røhjell (also known as Pelle), was tasked with its delivery. After receiving the sword from the mayor of Karmøy, Jarle Nilsen, Pelle rode across Norway for four days and together with Viking guards rode through the city of Oslo and fought outside the entrance to The Viking Planet.