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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. 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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  • 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.
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  • 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!
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  • Only connoisseurs or amateurs think will be in high. We went and looked at the aquarium. Only for those in the subject.
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  • 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!
  • Like walking into history. The vessels and the narrative made it come alive. Those guys were crazy brave to undertake such adventures. A highlight of our trip.
  • Very nice place with a interesting back story. Worth the read around the museum. Views outside are awesome and feel free to take a ferry back to the mainland! Decent adventure for sure.
  • It’s a cute little museum dedicated to the achievement of the valiant sailors who made Easter Islands and its statues a household name, especially featured in the movie: Night at the Museum. But besides the two brilliantly presented boats, I was a bit shocked by the lack of further elements of the journey, especially during the preparation phases. Hope they improve upon it.
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