Haugalandet is known for its rich Viking history and is often referred to as "Homeland of the Viking kings & queens". The concept of The Viking Planet is based on the history of the area and much of the content of the digital presentation was filmed here in the region. The Viking Planet is established as a digital Viking museum and experience center where history is communicated through new technology such as VR, 3D presentations and digital solutions. In 2019, the first The Viking Planet was opened in Oslo. In 2023, a local The Viking Planet was established in the very epicenter of Haugalandet. This is to convey our local Viking history in an efficient and modern way, to encourage interested parties to take a trip to the Viking Farm and the Viking Museum at Avaldsnes for more learning. The Viking Planet Haugesund is a digital museum located in the center of Haugesund, a short distance from the cruise terminal, tourist information and the city's shopping street.
YOU CAN EXPERIENCE THIS AT THE VIKING PLANET
The Viking Planet Haugesund is organized into 4 zones so that the groups moves approximately every 15 minutes. You will enter a universe with signs and descriptions of the Vikings history and discoveries right up to the present day.
Zone 1: Contains the film Nordveger, which takes you on a filmed journey through our Viking history.
Zone 2: Contains a timeline where digital touch technology takes you to major events and battles in Viking history.
Zone 3: Here you will find local content from the royal farm at Avaldsnes. With stories such as Harald Fairhair's
collection of Norway, who thus became Norway's first king and had his royal farm at Avaldsnes. There will also
be 3D presentations of various discoveries and excavations at Avaldsnes.
Zone 4: Here you can take your own Viking selfie with technology that equips you with various Viking effects. There will also be a 3D presentation of how Viking ships and other equipment are built.
It is also arranged for a separate children's zone (0-5 years) with Viking activities. After a digital experience journey in the Viking Age of around 60 minutes, the stay ends with a tour of our extensive shop with Viking effects and local craft products.
LEARN IN NEW WAYS
The Viking Planet aims to unite the public with the Viking Age in an innovative and engaging way. You can meet Viking holograms and explore the iconic drawings and symbols from the Viking Age.
HIGH QUALITY PRODUCTIONS
In partnership with Ridley Scott's production company RSA Films and the UK's Dimension studios, The Viking Planet presents the world's first drama produced using volumetric virtual reality footage.
AN INCLUSIVE APPROACH
The Viking Planet is presented in Norwegian, English, Italian, French, German, Mandarin, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Polish to accommodate visitors from all parts of the world.
HAUGESUND'S FIRST DIGITAL VIKING MUSEUM
AWARD-WINNING EXPERIENCE IN NORWAY
The Viking Planet won an award at the renowned film festival ASFF in England