Dedicated to one of Norway's most well-known pioneering spirits, Kon-Tiki Museum displays the vessels, artifacts, and personal effects of Thor Heyerdahl. Heyerdahl famously set sail in 1947 on a raft from South America and traveled to Polynesia in order to reinforce his theory about pre-Columbian island colonization. Visit the museum to see the Kon-Tiki craft used on this excursion, as well as other reed boats Heyerdahl employed on later expeditions. Wander the different exhibits focused on Heyerdahl's life, his vessels, and the life and culture of the islands he visited. Don't miss the collection of more than 8,000 books--a tribute to Heyerdahl's prolific career as a scientist, researcher, and writer. Take a look at our Oslo visit planner to schedule your visit to Kon-Tiki Museum and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
Kon-Tiki Museum Reviews
This is an amazing and different museum. Very close to the Fram museum which is also worth a visit. Inside they have the raft used on the 1947 Kon-Tiki expedition by the adventurous Norwegian Thor Hey... more »
It's a small museum but it does a good job of explaining Heyerdahl's voyage from Peru to Polynesia. I had a personal interest in seeing the raft, after visiting Easter Islands a couple of years ago. I... more »
I've read about the museum beforehand and I thought it could be quite interesting, but actually it's way more impressive than I thought. It is about he story of a Norwegian that had built a raft to be able to prove his theory that ancient civilization left Peru and went all the way to some remote islands in the Pacific. The story is so great that got an Oscar for it's documentary in 1951 and recently there is a Norwegian movie about it as well. Quite impressive, definitely worth a visit!
Such a cool place and a cool experience!! This museum is so extraordinary in its holdings and exhibits. You must not skip this Oslo treasure... If you have any sense of adventure, this is the ultimate "must see adventure" experience! Trust me. It's a great way to spend some time in Oslo!
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