NileGuide Expert Says:
If you're interested in Polar exploration, walking on board Fram will be a treat.
0286 Oslo, Norway
tel: +47 23 28 29 50
fax: +47 23 28 29 51
May-June 15 daily 10am-5:45pm; June 16-Aug daily 9am-6:45pm; Sept daily 9am-5:45pm; Oct-Apr daily 10am-3:45pm
Norway has been a major force in Arctic and Antarctic exploration and the ship Fram (meaning Forward) was an integral part of this exciting era. Polar explorers Roald Amundsen, Fridtjof Nansen and Otto Sverdrup all used Fram on their expeditions. Most famously, perhaps, Roald Amundsen sailed Fram to Antarctica for the race to be first to the South Pole. Fram is preserved as it was, and visitors are welcome onboard. Open 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. in summer; shorter opening hours in winter. Admission NOK 50 for adults, 20 for students and children.