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To the west of Oslo, 4 miles by car but better reached by car ferry, is the Bygdøy peninsula. There you´ll find such attractions as the Norwegian Folk Museum, the Viking ships, the polar ship, Fram Museum, and the Kon-Tiki Museum and Oscarsborg.

The Oseberg ship on display in the Fram Museum. The ship is 21.5 meter long with a beam of 5.1 meter. It was propelled by a square sail of about 80 m2 and 15 pairs of oars. It was used as a burial ship for two women, but had earlier been in ordinary use for some years.

The Oseberg ship which was found just north of Tønsberg and the burial year is dendrodated to 834 AD. Traces of fresh apples in the find narrows it down to August or September 834. The oak timber was felled between 815 and 820 in southwestern Norway.

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