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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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  • This museum, located just near the FRAM, shows the story of Thor and his men, who travelled from Peru to Polynesia on a boat called Kon Tiki. The place is well organized and it's quite interesting to ...  more »
  • Thor Heyerdahl (1914-2002) gained worldwide fame when he crossed the Pacific Ocean on the balsawood raft Kon-Tiki in 1947. He followed this up with spectacular expeditions on the reed boats Ra and Tig...  more »
  • Interesting and good exhibition which showed Heyerdahls life, not only with his travels but also other things. A lot of photos. Missing a café on the premises. It cost 100 kr for entrance.
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  • Best museum in Oslo I think, mainly because what these guys did is inspiring and the actual raft is built inside the museum! So cool.
  • Great museum of Thor Heyerdahl, has the original Kon Tiki craft as well as the Ra II craft. Well worth the visit.
  • A museum for a great effort from a Norwegian. Worth the visit if you if you have an oslo city pass
  • If you still don't believe the story of Kon-Tiki and Ra, this is the place you have to visit. Nice museum with various interesting things.
  • Cool museum with great exhibition and history of brave people and willing to explore new. The rafts is really impressive!