The Kon-Tiki Museum



NileGuide Expert Says:

If you're in need of some inspiration for unusual ways of traveling the world, this little museum is an excellent choice.

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Address:

Bygdøynesveien 36
0286 Oslo, Norway

Neighborhood:

Bygdøy

Contact:

tel: +47 23 08 67 67
fax: +47 23 08 67 60
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Hours:

Apr-May and Sept daily 10am-5pm; June-Aug daily 9:30am-5:30pm; Oct-Mar daily 10:30am-4pm

Strenuousness:

No Sweat

NileGuide Expert tip:

Go below the Kon-Tiki raft to see the marine wildlife.

Description:

This Kon-Tiki museum displays the vessels of world-famous scientist, explorer and early environmentalist, Thor Heyerdahl and his passion for the relationship between early man and the oceans. In 1947, he set out to prove his theories of Pacific migration by crossing from South America to Polynesia in the raft Kon-Tiki. Later, with the Egyptian papyrus vessel Ra, he crossed the Atlantic from Morocco to Barbados. His crew members comprised different nationalities, proving that people could co-exist admirably, despite differing cultures, religions and political beliefs.

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