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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.
0286 Oslo, Norway
+47 23 08 67 67
NileGuide Expert tip:
Go below the Kon-Tiki raft to see the marine wildlife.
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.