Viking Ships

15 Aug 2012 – with Jane from Tassie!

En route to Spain via KUL-STN 22 Jul 2010 with many hours of layover and trying to kill time surfing online. Jane who also was en route connecting in STN to CPH asked if she could borrow the laptop. Checking her up and down, she seemed trustworthy and for me a chance for a restroom break without having to pack up. From then we also keep in contact via FB.

Tue: 2yrs later Jane (standing) & her Danish husband Anders (stripe-shirt) and another couple passed thru’ OSL and we finally got to meet up at the Viking Ship Museum, a museum highly recommended to visit. Appreciations to J&A for taking time to meet have a safe and wonderful holiday in Gol/Hallingdal, 4-5hrs drive from OSL.

Walked from Majorstuen to Vikingskipshuset/Viking ships house located on Bygdøy, app 1+hr walk. It was a glorious day to walk by Bygdøy allé (Embassy row with high walls!), pass the marinas (one can certainly see Norway as a seafarer and maritime nation!)…

Kongegård/king’s farm (view of and from the farm),

Norsk Folkemuseum/the outdoor museum and to the Viking ships.

The best preserved ship, Oseberg Ship was built app 820AD and was used as a burial ship for a powerful woman and her maidservant.

The Gokstad Ship was built app 890AD and used as a burial ship for a chieftain. Grave robbers have done much injustice to these ships and most of the valuable items were stolen.

http://www.khm.uio.no/vikingskipshuset/index_eng.html

Thanks to Kenson for the interesting link below.

http://sciencenordic.com/what-vikings-really-looked

Go you must. No guest shall stay in one place for ever. Love will be lost if you sit too long at a friend’s fire – from The Havamal or Book of Viking Wisdom