About The Viking Planet
Experience the Viking Age with New Technology
In June 2019, the world’s first Digital Viking Museum opened in Oslo. This is the first of several Viking Planets to be launched in Norway and abroad in the years to come. The Viking Planet is a digital portal to the Viking age, and offers a variety of unique experiences based on the Viking heritage.
Virtual Reality — Onboard a Viking Ship during Battle
Through groundbreaking Virtual Reality technology, you can now step back more than a thousand years to board a Viking ship and be part of a Viking ambush on the west coast of Norway. In collaboration with Ridley Scott Creative Group and the UK’s Dimension Studio, The Viking Planet presents the world’s first scripted drama produced in virtual reality using volumetric capture. The 12 minute film called "The Ambush" won prize for best VR production 2019 in the UK.
270-degree Cinema — Vikings in Their Natural Habitat
Experience SagaScope — a 270-degree cinema with compelling original Viking content and experiences. This epic 13-minute film runs four times an hour continuously as an installation where the audience can enter and exit the venue freely. Feel the spirit of the Vikings combined with spectacular nature and harsh environments.
Norvegr — The Cinema
This film is the fact based account placing the Viking Age in the context of European history. The Viking Age began in the late eighth century and lasted until a gradual transition into the Christian faith was completed some three hundred years later. Ultimately this film takes a time travel leap from the Futhark alphabet and the times of the Viking runes — into the digital age and the resurgence of Viking culture and storytelling in contemporary entertainment.
The Hologram Theatre
The Hologram Theatre employs a hundred year old visual trick called Pepper's ghost. Here you will meet full man size living holograms. With cutting edge projector technology we bring Vikings back from the tenth century to materialize and appear in 3D on a catwalk at The Viking Planet, displaying the fashion and the clothing tradition of their time.
The Selfie Zone
A wall mounted screen offering motifs from The Viking Planet image archive, enabling the user to select whatever Viking universe visual setting they prefer as a background for their Selfie. The Selfie is sent back to the user’s mobile device right away, to an e-mail address or can be shared on Instagram.
Digital Exhibit — Tradition meets Technology
With the exhibit "Virtual Viking — Innovation and Tradition" The Viking Planet presents the Viking legacy in the context of contemporary technology. A digital portal to the Viking heritage using the technological tools and entertainment devices of tomorrow.