We're going to set sail to the land of the Norseman and explore Oslo on this episode of Travel Thru History and cross the Atlantic like legendary Viking explorers charting a course to a land of impossible beauty, intrigue and tall tales. First, we'll set sail with the ancient Viking ships unearthed from their burial grounds at the Viking Ship Museum. We'll learn how the ancient Norseman, known as the Vikings, used their expert shipbuilding skills to construct vessels that crossed the Atlantic in search of new lands. Next, we defend the castle at Akershus (ack er shuss) and visit the fortress constructed to guard the Oslo fjords against attacks from any invading hordes. You'll wander the very same great halls King Christian IV roamed thousands of years ago. At the Fram museum you'll learn about the famous ship who's hull crushed an ice trail to both the North and the South Poles. Hear the history behind the amazing polar race where the winner goes on to infamy and the loser doesn't come home. Finally we'll brave the open waters of the Pacific with Thor Heyerdahl at the Kon-tiki museum.