Photo: Hans-Petter Fjeld (CC-BY-SA)
The Fram Polar Museum presents the story of the famous Fram expedition, the unsuccessful attempt to reach the North Pole by drifting with the Arctic Ocean currents.
The exhibit is presented in 20 languages. Every 20 minutes there is a show modelled on the northern lights, and there is even an activity centre where you can test how fit you are. Through an underground tunnel you can get to the Gjøa building, named after the famous ship which was the first vessel to transit the Northwest Passage. Here you can see the ship itself and some exhibitions on the Gjøa and Maud journeys. The museum also highlights several important environmental issues, such as endangered species, the destruction of the polar ice caps, and gas and oil spills. You can find many artefacts from the voyages in the two buildings in the tunnel, as well.