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)
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Entrance Ticket Details For The Kon-tiki Museum
- Adults NOK 90
- Children 6-15 yrs NOK 40
- Student/seniors NOK 60
How to Reach The Kon-tiki Museum
- Bus 30 stop Folkemuseet
- Drive or take a taxi
- Ferry no. 91 from Rådhuskaia to Dronningen
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72.45% 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
The Kon-tiki Museum Reviews & Ratings
I've read about the museum beforehand and I thought it could be quite interesting, but actually it's way more impressive than I thought. It is about he story of a Norwegian that had built a raft to be able to prove his theory that ancient civilization left Peru and went all the way to some remote islands in the Pacific. The story is so great that got an Oscar for it's documentary in 1951 and recently there is a Norwegian movie about it as well. Quite impressive, definitely worth a visit!
A very interesting small museum. It shows a very impressive voyage made by explorer Thor Heyerdahl and his crew. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The introductory film isn’t that great, you can skip it and won’t miss out on much.
To be honest, this museum impressed me more than I expected! The way it is presented, it really brings to life the amazing trip the intrepid explorers undertook in such a small and simple vessel. Well done museum!
For maritime enthusiasts, Norwegian or otherwise, this is a fantastic museum full of information on both the Con Tiki expedition and the Ra missions. These handmade ships in the ancient way revealed the possibility of the theories put forward about human migration.
Such a cool place and a cool experience!! This museum is so extraordinary in its holdings and exhibits. You must not skip this Oslo treasure... If you have any sense of adventure, this is the ultimate "must see adventure" experience! Trust me. It's a great way to spend some time in Oslo!