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Norsk Folkemuseum, the open-air museum that has been giving visitors a peek into a life-sized past for over a century, contains more than 150 authentic buildings from different regions. The buildings date from as far back as medieval times, including the 13th-century Gol Stave Church. The permanent exhibition features sections on handicrafts, traditional clothing and the culture of the Sami people. A souvenir shop, cafe and restaurant are located on the grounds.
The brainchild of Professor Gustafson, the Viking Ship Museum or as the locals call it Vikingskipshuset, was established after a considerable number of ancient ship wrecks and archaeological findings were discovered at the legendary Nordic burial sites of Tune, Gokstad, Oseberg, and Borre during the late 19th Century and early 20th Century. The museum's talking point is definitively the magnificent Oseberg Ship, which was excavated in its entirety, making it extremely rare. Two more Viking ship remains apart from Oseberg form the focal point of the museum. Other things to look out for include art and artifacts from the Viking age, most of which were found as part of the wreckage. An on-site shop offers attractive souvenirs and books.
Serving as the home turf for the Vålerenga Fotball Club, Intility Arena is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and holds a capacity of seating over 16,000 spectators at once. Skirted by bleachers that are shaded from the scorching sun by rafters, the arena has witnessed a bevy of exhilarating games within its confines. Its construction stemmed from a longstanding desire to own a venue the football club could call home. It was inaugurated in 2017.
Holmenkollen National Arena is a dream come true for all those who love to ski. Tucked away in the scenic hills of Holmenkollen, this venue lies at the base of the Holmenkollen ski jump hill. The jump and the surrounding arena can easily accommodate a crowd of 50,000 during events. This arena has hosted a wide range of cross country skiing, biathlons, rifle shooting, and ski jumping to crowds of fans from all over the world. While here, visit the popular Ski Museum and walk away amazed by the sheer beauty of the sport. The arena, with its scenic location and stunning range of events, attracts hordes of visitors annually.
Founded in 1923, this is the world's oldest museum dealing with skis and the history of skiing. Situated in the enormous ski-jump at Holmenkollen (which offers exceptional views of the city), the Ski Museum covers the 4000-year history of skiing and contains exhibits like Viking skis and skis used by famous Arctic explorers like Amundsen and Nansen. The museum also describes the Norwegian royal family's interest in the sport and contains the royal ski collection.