The Kon-Tiki Museum

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36 Bygdøynesveien, Oslo, Norway
23 08 67 67

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ela3211 ela3211
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Join the Kon - Tiki in crossing the Pasific Jul 27, 2012
To this museum I came for 2 reasons:

The first , it was right out the side of the Fram (which i just got out and the second was a friends recomondation.

The museum is great!

It tells the story of Thor Heyerdahl and his journey of crossing the pasific on the Kon-Tiki (a reed boat!) in the year of 1947.

Thor's whole idea was to show the world how the early humans sailed before inventing wheel and saddle.

The museum shows the Kon - Tiki raft boat (and if i'm not mistaken it's the real one) , the reed boat Ra 2 , and exhibits the journey / discovery of the Eraster islands.

student price is 40 NOK.

Bus number 30 to Bygdoy , or fairy number 91 (or the museum fairy).
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Haydenerg Haydenerg
35 reviews
The Kon-Tiki Museum Jun 07, 2011
Begin from a Norwegian Man name Thor Heyerdahl ( was born in Larvik, South west of Norway ), He began his journey with some other friends exploring the open pacific ocean about 4300 Miles the Kon tiki Boat has acrossed the ocean,

They began their journey with this kon tiki boat across the ocean by the year 1947.

It has made by the Balsa Logs and tied with the roped and no metal was used to build this Kon tiki Boat.

People wondered by this boat and Impressed because How come this can happen have a long journey through the ocean with using this simple boat, Who people believe that they wouldnt make it but eventually they did it and they had their Journey crossing the ocean for 101 days.

it steered only by a long oar at its stern, it could neither turn nor stop.

In this Kon tiki Museum, you can find another boat that has been built 23 yrs later after the first kon tiki and they made in the year of 1970, What an impressive life for world travelling across the ocean.

So when you come for a visit to oslo - Norway, You must definetely visit this museum since this is one of the historical world and greatest Experience ever in a life time.
This is the Boat was made in 1970
The Kon tiki Boat from the side pa…
Kon tiki Museum Entrance
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Nory Nory
15 reviews
Interesting museum, not huge but worth a visit Mar 23, 2011
The name of the museum is taken from the name of the raft of Thor Heyerdahl, Norwegian explorer who used it on his journey from South America to the Polynesian islands during the in 1947.

The entire exhibition in the museum is related to this specific expedition as well as related subjects, presenting basically anything that has to do with it.

Although I found it very interesting, and the exhibition is arranged in a very live and inviting way, this is a very “classic” museum, in the sense that it would only be interesting to those specifically interested in the story of Kon-Tiki or those who enjoy museums in general.

Another advantage of it is its close proximity to other museums in the Bygdøy area, which makes it easier to visit a few museums on the same day. It is right beside the Fram Museum, and I recommend combining a visit to those two museums.
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138 reviews
Jul 09, 2007
This museum is dedicated to Thor Heyerdal and his expeditions.

The Kon-Tiki Museum houses a range of boats and artefacts from Thor Heyerdahl's expeditions. Here you can see the original Kon-Tiki raft.

The main atractions are Kon-Tiki from 1947 and RA II from 1970, but the its only a replica since Kontiki was crushed against the rocks when it came to close to polynesia. (If my memory serves me well)

There is also statues from the Easter Island , which Thor Heyerdal led one the first archaeological expeditions. Not to mention the expeditions to East Polynesia, Galapagos and Peru.

Did you know that the book "Kon-Tiki" is the third most translated book in the world? After the Bible and the koran (not sure about the translation)

Verdict: Nice place , somewhat small exhibit,but this is something you got to see. Make sure you get the guided tour , ask in the reception.

Opening Hours:

01.01.2007-28.02.2007 Mon-Sun 10:30-15:30

01.03.2007-31.03.2007 Mon-Sun 10:30-16:00

01.04.2007-31.05.2007 Mon-Sun 10:00-17:00

01.06.2007-31.08.2007 Mon-Sun 09:30-17:30

01.09.2007-30.09.2007 Mon-Sun 10:00-17:00

01.10.2007-31.10.2007 Mon-Sun 10:30-16:00

01.11.2007-31.12.2007 Mon-Sun 10:30-15:30
RA. Different Angle
Some other part of the exhibition
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