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The Viking Planet in Media

The Telegraph: The Viking Planet is a top destination

This digital museum based on the Viking heritage of Norway is the first of its kind. Here you can, through virtual-reality technology, board a Viking ship and take part in a realistic drama set more than 1,000 years ago.

New York Times about vikings in Oslo

A permanent Viking exhibition opened this summer at the Museum of Cultural History, and Viking Planet, a private entertainment centre described as a “visual portal to the Viking age” with digital recreations of the lifestyle, opened next to City Hall in Oslo.

VRFocus: Be a Virtual Viking

Virtual reality (VR) has a unique way of bringing history alive, with museums and other institutions using the technology to help visitors visualize past events. And this is exactly what The Viking Planet has done for a new centre opening up this week in Oslo, Norway.

Brussels Airlines visits Oslo

I glance around nervously and realize that while I can not move from my seat, I can see almost everything 360 degrees — from stars in the night sky to the dwelling dotted on the banks of the water and the fearsome men rowing in front of me on the longship. See page 51:

TechRadar: The most Immersive VR ever!

The Ambush is a historically-accurate recreation of a Viking battle ship in VR, using expertise from a host of era-appropriate museums — “wherever there are Viking boats”, we were told — and research texts such as Kim Hjardar’s Vikings at War.

Little Black Box: A worlds first in VR

The Ridley Scott Creative Group’s RSA Films and The Viking Planet partnered with immersive media company Hammerhead to create the experience, making use of its ground-breaking volumetric capture technology.