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Kon-Tiki Museum, Oslo
(4.1/5 based on 1,900+ reviews on the web)
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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  • I'm normally not interested this! But it was both fun and exciting. We managed to be there one day as they slammed into the big guns out "a show". We were there on a summer day with good weather, it is situated on a lovely little island and it is cosy!
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  • It wasn't a planned visit but the tour of this museum surprised us. The story of explorer Thor was really a good read and there were tons of little facts about sea creatures for little children. The m...  more »
  • Having been enthralled by the Fram museum nearby, we went to see how Thor Heyerdahl's legendary trips on the Kon-Tiki raft and the Ra boat, made of balsa wood, have been showcased. Very well is the an...  more »
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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!