Bygdøy - Things to Know Before Visiting
Bygdøy, Oslo, Norway
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Bygdøy is a peninsula on the west side of the city center. Here you find several of Oslo’s most popular museums. The peninsula is mainly a residential area, but in addition to the museums, Bygdøy is also a popular recreational area during summer offering beaches and a beach volleyball court at Huk. There are also several beautiful trails both for cycling and walking.
Attractions Near Bygdøy
Gol Stave Church (Norwegian: Gol stavkyrkje) is a stave church originally from Gol in the traditional region of Hallingdal in Buskerud county, Norway. The reconstructed church is now a museum and is now located in the Norwegian Museum of Cultural History at Bygdøy in Oslo, Norway
Norsk Folkemuseum, at Bygdøy, Oslo, Norway, is a museum of cultural history with extensive collections of artifacts from all social groups and all regions of the country. It also incorporates a large open-air museum with more than 150 buildings, relocated from towns and rural districts.
This is a great museum where the world's best-preserved Viking ships and finds from Viking tombs around the Oslo Fjord. It exhibits the Gokstad, Oseberg, and Tune ships, plus small boats, sledges, a beautiful cart, tools, textiles, and household utensils. It is one of the key attractions in Oslo.
The summer palace of Oscarshall is located on the peninsula of Bygdøy in Oslo. The palace was commissioned by King Oscar I and Queen Joséphine and was completed in 1852. Today it is the property of the state and is placed at the disposal of the King. This is one of the iconic buildings in this area and The palace is open to the public every summer.
A great place to experience original vessels and up-to-date exhibits on Heyerdahl’s expeditions, including Kon-Tiki, Ra, Tigris, Easter Island, Fatu-Hiva, Tùcume, Galapagos, a 30-meter cave tour, an underwater exhibit with a 10-meter model of a whale shark, Thor Heyerdahl’s library, Thor Heyerdahl the person, and Tiki pop culture.
The Norwegian Maritime Museum is situated near several other museums, including the Fram Museum; the Kon-Tiki Museum; the Norwegian Museum of Cultural History; and the Viking Ship Museum. The Norwegian Maritime Museum is operated in conjunction with the Norwegian Folk Museum. Its exhibits including shipbuilding, boat models, fishing, marine archeology, and shipping. he museum also displays a collection of more than 40 maritime paintings by notable artists.
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Capital and most populous city of Norway. Oslo is the economic and governmental centre of Norway. The city is also a hub of Norwegian trade, banking, industry and shipping.