The Fram museum, with its triangle shaped like building and the polar bear greeting you at the entrance, is the perfect place to learn about expeditions to the North or South Pole and Greenland as they were explored by Norwegians who are now local heroes.
In the middle of the museum there is the world’s most famous polar ship, the Fram, from 1892 which has been preserved with its original contents and everyone is welcome on board to walk all over and see how life was on it. All over the walls you see maps, pieces of history, books, clothes, medical and other use objects, food, tools, you name it that have traveled to these extreme places and make you understand the craziness of the explorers.
There is also a small selection of animals from the Polar region, but I find those impossible heavy objects much more fascinating. Not to mention the view you have from the museum’s windows or terrace over the Oslo harbor, making it perfect for a drink/snack before oyu head back to town in the boat that stops right next to the museum.