Thor Heyerdahl`s research foundation:
Thor Heyerdahl (1914-2002) gained worldwide fame when he crossed the Pacific Ocean on the balsawood raft Kon-Tiki in 1947. He followed this up with spectacular expeditions on the reed boats Ra and Tigris. At The kon-tiki museum guests can experience original vessels and up-to-date exhibits on Heyerdahl’s expeditions, including Kon-Tiki, Ra, Tigris, Easter Island, Fatu-Hiva, Tùcume, Galapagos, a 30-metre cave tour, an underwater exhibit with a 10-metre model of a whale shark, Thor Heyerdahl’s library, Thor Heyerdahl in person, andTiki pop culture.
The original, Oscar-winning Kon-Tiki documentary film is screened every day at 12 noon in the cinema, and the museum has a well-stocked souvenir shop.
Book your entrance ticket for the museum in advance for convenient, quick entry on the day.
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- Duration: 1 Hr
Departure Time :
Entrance Kon-Tiki Museum, 11/1/2022 - 2/28/2023Monday - Sunday : 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM3/1/2023 - 5/31/2023Monday - Sunday : 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Departure Details :
Bygdøy at Bygdøynes, Oslo
Return Details :
How to get there:Bus 30 to Bygdøy. Stop Bygdøynes from city center. Every 10 minutes. 20 minutes bus ride from city center. Also ferry from City Hall Pier from April to October. Stop no 2 Bygdøynes.. read more
Cancellation Policy : This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
Thor Heyerdahl (1914-2002) gained worldwide fame when he crossed the Pacific Ocean on the balsawood raft Kon-Tiki in 1947. He followed this up with spectacular expeditions on the reed boats Ra and Tigris. At the Kon-Tiki Museum guests can see original vessels and up-to-date exhibits on Heyerdahls expeditions, including Kon-Tiki, Ra, Tigris, Easter Island, Fatu-Hiva, Tcume, Galapagos, a 30-metre cave tour, an underwater exhibit with a 10-metre model of a whale shark, Thor Heyerdahls library, Thor Heyerdahl in person, and Tiki pop culture.
- Choice of morning or afternoon departure
- Choice of seating available
- Perfect for all ages and skill level
- Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience
- Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
- Special Offer
- Tour is wheelchair accessible
- All entrance fees included
- See the underwater world without getting wet
- Popular choice with kids
- Ideal choice for families
- Family friendly
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Thor Heyerdahl`s research foundation:
Entry/Admission - Kon-Tiki Museum
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No animals allowed
Not wheelchair accessible
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Very interesting museum and worth watching the documentary in the cinema to get a real feel of the voyage. Easy to spend a couple of hours here.
Great piece of history in a one place. Well written signs and good marks how to proceed in the museum. Friendly service and great experience
We visited here following our trip to the Fram seeing as it was next door and we had free entrance with the Oslo pass. Museum was very informative with great exhibits and lot of reading, however much preferred the Fram.
Small museum, a lot of reading and nothing of Viking history. A little far from Oslo Town but it has to be one of your point of interest when you visit Oslo.
Not very busy when we went (early afternoon on a dreary Friday in October half term). Very informative & very interesting. Everything was written out in English as well as a video of the explorers.
For a museum that basically just has two boats, it was surprisingly fascinating! I think you need to be interested in reading the signage to get the most out of this. Otherwise, it'll take about ten minutes to look at everything and maybe another half hour watching the documentaries. There's an hour's worth of stuff to read, though, and it told a nuanced and interesting story.
This was a pleasant surprise! Kon-Tiki was the first book my Boo read abd he was excited to see the museum. I didn't know anything about it. This was very interesting and informative. The story of a Norwegian who couldn't swim but dedicated his life to proving the currents of the ocean. His journey was a documentary that won an academy award. Its a fascinating museum with the original Kon-Tiki raft on exhibit. There's lots to see here and two other museums in the area. Recommend a minimum of 3 hours possibly more.
Visited the Kon Tiki museum. Learned about the men and the ship they sailed. Full length video shows life on board and their landing in Polynesia. Explains how the ship was constructed, where they went and how they got there. Very informative. This museum also has a display of cruise ship models, the very first ships made from logs and the RA reed boats which sailed from Africa to the Caribbean islands in the 1970’s. This museum also requires about two hours to see everything.
We enjoyed seeing the original Kon-Tiki and Ra boats but did not find the rest of the museum as interesting. Also it was oddly laid out and we kept going the wrong way. As part of Oslo pass it was worth it but I think if we had paid full price we would have been disappointed.
Find out about Thor's life and his crew on the walls set up aroud his original ship. Truly an amazing and brave adventure.