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Kon-Tiki Museum, Oslo

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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. Plan to see Kon-Tiki Museum and other attractions that appeal to you using our Oslo itinerary builder.
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  • If you know that the 1950 's expeditions have ever been, but the fine you know there not. This museum frist Eventually step your memory on. you go out with the idea: I did have with Thor Heyerdahl meegewild.
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  • I was skeptical at first as I thought it wouldn't be my kind of thing but what a great surprise! Very informative and interesting place. Made me want to read more about Thor Heierdahl and his voyages,...  read more »
  • Kon Tiki has display of vessels and maps from the Kon Tiki expedition. There is a movie for over an hour which is worth watching. 
  • Seeing the actual Kon-Tiki raft was amazing. The exhibits are good. You also hear about Thor Hyerdahl other adventures to the Galapagos and Easter Island and see a replica of another the RA II based on other theories of Thor Hyerdal. The kids will likely enjoy following "Crabby".
  • A story we all should know. The actual Kon-Tiki, as well as a later boat, the Ra, are both here. The Academy Award winning documentary plays at noon every day. There are artifacts and exhibits about Heyerdahl's life and work. But it's manageable--you can learn the story here and decide if you want to go into more detail when you get home.
  • The Kon-Tiki museum is about the 1947 expedition by raft (named Kon-Tiki) across the Pacific Ocean from South America to the Polynesian islands, led by Norwegian explorer and writer Thor Heyerdahl. Great for the enthusiast, otherwise just interesting. If you have plenty of time in Oslo visit it. There are also other museums in the vicinity.
  • I had Oslo Pass so I really don't know if the price is worthy or not. I liked to read about the expedition journey by raft. There were some interesting and funny histories in how they survive.
  • Very interesting, great exhibits. A little small.
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