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.
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Kon-Tiki Museum Reviews
Museo dedicado a explorador noruego Thor Heyerdahl sobre su expedición de 1947 por el oceano pacifico desde sudamericana hasta la polinesia. Si te gusta la historia o tienes el Oslo Pass visítalo. Lo... more »Museum dedicated to Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl on his 1947 expedition through the Pacific Ocean from South American to Polynesia. If you like the story or have the Oslo Pass visit it. What you see in my photos is what there is and little else. Of the museums in the area would be the last to visit according to my point of view.
Compact museum dat iedere dag om 12u start met de docu van een uur waarin verhaal wordt verteld van de 4 Noren die in 1947 101 dagen op zee dobberden tussen Peru en Paas eiland op een vlot van 5x15 mt... more »Compact museum that starts every day at 12pm with the docu of an hour in which story is told of the 4 Norwegians who floated 101 days at sea between Peru and Easter island in 1947 on a raft of 5x15 mtr! Docu is made with the men's own film material. The original raft stands in museum, partially reconstructed after a slap on a rock at the end of the journey. Impressive!
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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