our journey by train and ferry from London to Oslo, we had a few hours before our sailing holiday proper started. We had considered going to the Viking Ship Museum, but feeling tired we decided to visit the Martime Museum and Fram Museum as they didn’t require a walk to reach them.
This set of quays near the Rådhus contains a lot of tall ships, as well as the ferry to Bygdøy which will take us to a number of museums
Gjøa, the first ship to be sailed right through the Northwest Passage
After a tour of that part of the Maritime Museum that was open, we had lunch, then moved on to the Fram Museum
Fram is a ship that was used in expeditions of the Arctic and Antarctic regions by the Norwegian explorers Fridtjof Nansen, Otto Sverdrup, Oscar Wisting, and Roald Amundsen between 1893 and 1912. It was designed and built for Nansen’s 1893 Arctic expedition in which Fram was supposed to freeze into the Arctic ice sheet and float with it over the North Pole. Fram is said to have sailed farther north (85°57’N) and farther south (78°41’S) than any other wooden ship.
Exploring the ship was great fun, and on three levels around the outside were extensive displays about Fram and Arctic and Antarctic exploration
We took the ferry back to central Oslo, walking back towards Trinovante. She was moored in front of the opera house, shown here with its sloping roof on which people are allowed to wander
A glass and steel sculpture in front of the opera house.
So one journey ends, and time for the next, the
sailing holiday to take us back to Copenhagen…