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Fram Museum

The vessel that took Amundsen to the South Pole is the highlight of this fascinating museum.

Polar exploration is the inspiration behind the exhibits at the Fram Museum, named after the Norwegian-built vessel that legendary explorer Roald Amundsen used in his 1911 voyage to discover the South Pole.

The Fram, which means “Forward”, also accompanied Amundsen and his compatriots on various other important expeditions between 1893 and 1912, earning it the reputation of having penetrated further north and further south than any other wooden ship. Its sturdy construction was specially designed to withstand extreme temperatures and the pressure of frozen sea around its hull.

Visitors to the museum can stand on the deck and imagine what it must have felt like to steer this doughty craft through all weathers, unaware of what perils lay ahead. Wander through the living quarters, the galley, cargo hold and engine room. Fascinating exhibits range from scientific instruments and essential medical equipment to the gramophone and piano which would have kept the crew entertained on their long and arduous voyages.

Framheim, meaning “home of the Fram”, is a recreation of Amundsen’s Antarctic base, which was constructed at his home in Norway and then painstakingly dismantled for transport to the South Pole. It is incredible to imagine how the men survived the brutal Antarctic conditions in this simple hut. Fortunately they did not have to contend with the hazards you will encounter on the Dark Walk, an immersive experience that mimics a disastrous polar expedition, featuring plummeting temperatures, a ship under attack and an ice tunnel guarded by an unfriendly polar bear!

The museum displays also chronicle the adventures of many other brave Norwegian explorers, including Antarctic pioneer Carsten Borchgrevink and oceanographer Fridtjof Nansen.

The Fram Museum is on the Bygdøy Peninsula and there are regular bus services from the centre of Oslo, as well as a ferry service from the City Hall pier during the summer. The museum is open every day except Christmas Eve and Christmas Day and there is a small admission charge.


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Fram Museum Hotels

Clarion Collection Hotel Gabelshus

Clarion Collection Hotel Gabelshus

1.6 km from Fram Museum
    3.5 out of 5.0
     
     

    Clarion Collection Hotel Gabelshus: Family hotel with free breakfast and free WiFi. Located in the city centre.

    Clarion Collection Hotel GabelshusAU$225

    THE THIEF

    THE THIEF

    2.4 km from Fram Museum
      5.0 out of 5.0
       
       
      5.0 out of 5 (3 reviews)

      THE THIEF: Luxury hotel with free breakfast and free WiFi. Located on the waterfront.

      THE THIEFAU$635

      Frogner House Apartments Bygdøy Allé 53

      Frogner House Apartments Bygdøy Allé 53

      1.8 km from Fram Museum
        3.0 out of 5.0
         
         
        4.0 out of 5 (1 reviews)

        Frogner House Apartments Bygdøy Allé 53: Family hotel with free WiFi and breakfast. Located in the historical district.

        Frogner House Apartments Bygdøy Allé 53AU$128

        Hotel Verdandi Oslo

        Hotel Verdandi Oslo

        4.2 km from Fram Museum
          3.5 out of 5.0
           
           
          5.0 out of 5 (1 reviews)

          Hotel Verdandi Oslo: Family hotel with free breakfast and free WiFi. Located near a metro station.

          Hotel Verdandi OsloAU$114

          Grand Hotel Oslo

          Grand Hotel Oslo

          4.5 km from Fram Museum
            5.0 out of 5.0
             
             

            Grand Hotel Oslo: Luxury hotel with free WiFi and a restaurant. Located near a metro station.

            Grand Hotel OsloAU$304

            Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Oslo

            Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Oslo

            4.2 km from Fram Museum
              4.0 out of 5.0
               
               

              Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Oslo: Family hotel with free WiFi and an indoor pool. Located near a train station.

              Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, OsloAU$196

              Hotell Bondeheimen

              Hotell Bondeheimen

              4.6 km from Fram Museum
                3.5 out of 5.0
                 
                 
                4.0 out of 5 (3 reviews)

                Hotell Bondeheimen: Family hotel with free breakfast and free WiFi. Located near a train station.

                Hotell BondeheimenAU$147

                Smarthotel Oslo

                Smarthotel Oslo

                4.4 km from Fram Museum
                  3.0 out of 5.0
                   
                   
                  4.0 out of 5 (1 reviews)

                  Smarthotel Oslo: Business-friendly hotel with free WiFi and a bar/lounge. Located near a train station.

                  Smarthotel OsloAU$113

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