Oslo Sights


Kon-Tiki Museum

Kon-Tiki Museum Review

The museum celebrates Norway's most famous 20th-century explorer. Thor Heyerdahl made a voyage in 1947 from Peru to Polynesia on the Kon-Tiki, a balsa raft, to lend weight to his theory that the first Polynesians came from the Americas. His second craft, the Ra II, was used to test his theory that this sort of boat could have reached the West Indies before Columbus. The museum also has a film room and artifacts from Peru, Polynesia, and the Easter Islands.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Bygdøynesvn. 36, Bygdøy, Oslo, 0286 | Map It
  • Phone: 23–08–67–67 press 4 for English
  • Cost: NKr 80
  • Hours: Mar.–May, Sept., and Oct. daily 10–5; June–Aug, daily 9:30–6; Nov.–Feb. daily 10–4
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  • Location: Oslo
Updated: 10-31-2012

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