The Kon-Tiki Museum

Thor Heyerdahl was one of the most famous scientists, adventurers and environmental campaigners of all time.

The Kon-Tiki Museum houses original vessels and artefacts from Heyerdahl's world-renowned expeditions.

Experience the famous boats

Experience the original Kon-Tiki raft, the reed boat Ra II, an exhibition about the Tigris and an Easter Island exhibition that includes a 10-metre replica of a statue from Easter Island. The museum also has a film screening room and souvenir shop.

Thor Heyerdahl (1914-2002) gained worldwide fame when he crossed the Pacific Ocean on Kon-Tiki in 1947 - an expedition made even more famous by the 2012 film "Kon-Tiki", which was nominated for an Academy Award!

Heyerdahl followed this up with spectacular expeditions on the reed boats Ra and Tigris. His recreations of prehistoric voyages showed that early man had mastered sailing before the saddle and the wheel was invented.


Bygdøynesveien 36
0286 Oslo
Oslo, Capital Region

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