Kon-Tiki is a raft that in 1947 carried Norwegian explorer and writer Thor Heyerdahl from South America to the Polynesian Islands. Heyerdahl undertook the journey to suggest an extraordinary idea – that South American peoples of pre-Columbian times could possibly have colonised Polynesia.
The raft is housed in this museum, which also houses vessels that Heyerdahl used in his subsequent trips – the reed boats Ra II (based on Egyptian sea-boat designs) and Tigris (used to sail the Indian Ocean). Other exhibits include:
- The Library
- An exhibit on Whale Sharks
- A large number of Easter Island Artefacts including a 9.2 meter tall moai (stone statue)
Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Oslo Itinerary 2 Days.
- Adults NOK 90
- Children 6-15 yrs NOK 40
- Student/seniors NOK 60
- Bus 30 stop Folkemuseet
- Drive or take a taxi
- Ferry no. 91 from Rådhuskaia to Dronningen
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87.63% of people who visit Oslo include The Kon-tiki Museum in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
29.43% of people start their The Kon-tiki Museum visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see The Kon-tiki Museum
92.52% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting The Kon-tiki Museum
Cool museum at the tip of the island (or peninsula?) There were three museums clumped together, but this was the only one I was able to go to. The displays were amazing and I was totally engrossed in reading the story of the Kontiki voyage throughout the museum. Normally I'm a big fan of interactive displays and even though there we not many here, the big draw for me was the way that that story, journey and voyage was laid out and allowed you to travel along. Highly Recommend!
Must visit place. First to know of history. Second to understand the will and perseverance one has to prove to his theories and having strong conviction about self belief. Before visiting never knew such exercises had also taken place to prove theory of connection between ancient civilizations.
This is a cool museum and I did not expect to find it so interesting. I visited on a whim after visiting the also great FRAM museum next door where I was persuaded to buy a combination ticket. Thor Heyerdahl's adventures were certainly exciting, and this is reflected in the exhibitions. The museum features two of his crazy crafts as well as some other information on Easter Island and some more of Thor's adventures.
This is a solid show about Thor Heyerdahl's explorers around the world. The exhibition would probably benefit from a modernization and more interactive material, so do not be stopped all the time by lots of text that everyone does not read at the same speed as himself. Since all texts are in chronological order, you can not skip any when it gets up and everything is still. An exhibition in the islands would suit this museum better. However, this exhibition is well worth a visit.
The third one in area and it is also definetly worth to go in. It was a pity it was closing at 17:00, however I enjoyed it. So much new and interesting information. The ships are amazing! What an incredible journey it had to be. Don't skip any part of this museum and read the info tables.