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Viking Ship Museum, Oslo

35 Huk Aveny
Norway 0287
Tel: 47 22 13 52 80's insider take:

The highlights of this streamlined museum include three Viking ships, at once graceful and fierce, that once stormed the seas but were later used as burial ships for chieftains and prominent women. Artifacts found in the burial plots—or at least those that weren't pilfered by grave robbers—are also on display. Nearby, there are a number of cafés, a cluster of beaches, and other museums, such as the the Norwegian Folk Museum (10 Museumsveien; 47-22-12-37-00;, the Maritime Museum (37 Bygdøynesveien; 47-24-11-41-50;, and the Fram Museum, with boats and artifacts from the polar explorers (36 Bygdøynesveien; 47-23-28-29-50;

Open daily 11 am to 4 pm October through April; 9 am to 6 pm May through September.

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