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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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  • There is a great short movie as well as displays of the Kon-Tiki and another boat created for demonstrating the ability to cross huge ocean distances hundreds of years back. Very impressive layout... 
    There is a great short movie as well as displays of the Kon-Tiki and another boat created for demonstrating the ability to cross huge ocean distances hundreds of years back. Very impressive layout...  more »
  • I recall seeing the documentary when I was a boy and this museum brought back a lot of those memories. So many that I purchased a DVD of the documentary to re-live. The name is somewhat misleading....  more
    I recall seeing the documentary when I was a boy and this museum brought back a lot of those memories. So many that I purchased a DVD of the documentary to re-live. The name is somewhat misleading....  more »
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  • Amazing story and part of history. I very much enjoyed the experience, well presented, informative and well documented. Would recommend you catch the bus to reach the museum and catch the ferry on the way back.
  • Quite small but cool museum about the ocean exploration. A museum dedicated to Thor Heyerdhal, a famous explorer, who sailed long distances using boats made from natural materials. It is one of the top museums in Norway and definitely deserves a visit.

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