The Fram Museum

Learn more about the polar expeditions and see the original polarship Fram.

The Fram Museum

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Photo: VisitOSLO/Didrick Stenersen

The Fram Museum is a tribute to the golden age of polar exploration and the legendary Norwegian explorers who ventured into the icy realms of the Arctic and Antarctic. At the heart of the museum is the iconic polar exploration vessel, the Fram, which served as the flagship for expeditions led by Fridtjof Nansen, Otto Sverdrup, and Roald Amundsen.

Visitors to the museum can explore the meticulously preserved interior of the Fram, gaining firsthand insight into the harsh conditions faced by polar explorers. Interactive exhibits and multimedia presentations bring the expeditions to life, highlighting the challenges, triumphs, and scientific discoveries of these daring journeys.

In addition to the Fram, the museum houses a wealth of artifacts, photographs, and dioramas that offer a comprehensive look at the history of polar exploration. Visitors can learn about the lives of the explorers, the indigenous peoples of the polar regions, and the unique ecosystems of the Arctic and Antarctic.

One of the museum’s highlights is the Gjøa building, which showcases the original exploration vessel used by Roald Amundsen to navigate the Northwest Passage. The building also features exhibits on Amundsen’s expeditions to the South Pole and his contributions to polar exploration.

With its immersive exhibits, historic artifacts, and compelling narratives, the Fram Museum provides a captivating glimpse into the adventurous spirit of polar exploration. Whether you’re a history enthusiast, an outdoor enthusiast, or simply curious about the wonders of the polar regions, the museum offers an unforgettable journey into the frozen wilderness of the Arctic and Antarctic.

Photo: VisitOSLO/Didrick Stenersen

Photo: VisitOSLO/Didrick Stenersen

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