Fram Museum (Bygdøynesveien 36, Oslo) – this museum displays the ship that Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen used to reach the South Pole (the first man to ever do so). Here, you can come on board the ship and see how the crew and their dogs lived and managed to survive in the coldest and most dangerous places on earth – the Arctic and the Antarctic. In 2013 the new Gjøa building opened with new exhibitions on the Arctic, and the Northwest Passage – from the first trials four hundred years ago to find a northern route to the East until Roald Amundsen’s journey through the passage in 1903-06.
The exhibitions are illustrated with the help of modern design, photographs, film, an interactive map, special lighting effects, an model of the Fram frozen in the ice – and the ship itself. In the polar simulator lets you experience both the cold and the dangers of polar expeditions over a hundred years ago. Admission: NOK 80 (adult), NOK 50 (seniors), NOK 30 (students and children ages 7-15 years). Times vary. Check the Museum’s website for details: www.frammuseum.no