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Travel tip: The Kon-Tiki Museum in Oslo

Visit the Kon-Tiki Museum and experience the unique vessels Thor Heyerdahl sailed on his world-famous expeditions. The main exhibitions are also specially designed for children. new picture coming

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The Kon-Tiki Museum in Oslo is a great place to visit if you are interested in the history of Thor Heyerdahl's expeditions and voyages of discovery. Here are some travel tips for your visit: Buy tickets in advance: There may be queues at the entrance, so it is best to buy tickets in advance to save time. The Kon-Tiki Museum is located on Bygdøy in Oslo, and can be reached by bus 30 all year round, as well as by ferry to Bygdøynes in the summer. Bring your camera: The Kon-Tiki Museum has many interesting and unique objects that you will want to take pictures of. Take your time: The museum is quite extensive and it can take several hours to see everything. Take your time to see and explore all the exhibits. Join a tour: The Kon-Tiki Museum has daily tours in Norwegian and English, and it can be a great way to learn more about the exhibition and the history behind Thor Heyerdahl's voyages of discovery. Check out the gift shop: The gift shop at the museum has a selection of souvenirs and books related to Heyerdahl and his expeditions. It can be a great place to buy a gift or souvenir. Eat at the museum's café: Kon-Tiki The museum has a café that serves food and drink. This can be a great place to take a break and enjoy a snack or drink. Explore the area around the museum: The museum is located in a beautiful area near the water. It can be Opening hours, Monday–Sunday November–April at 10:00–17:00 May 10.00–17.00 June–August at 09.30–18.00 September–October 10:00–17:00 The Kon-Tiki Museum is open every day, Monday to Sunday, all year round.


After the world-famous and sensational Kon-Tiki expedition in 1947, the Kon-Tiki museum opened in Oslo. Everyone wanted to see the primitive Kon-Tiki raft built according to prehistoric knowledge, and since 1950 close to 20 million people have visited the museum. Come to us to take part in Thor Heyerdahl's famous life's work, which is characterized by a thirst for research, opposition to established truths, environmental protection, work for a more peaceful and sustainable world, and a deep respect for indigenous peoples. Thor Heyerdahl was the steadfast and fascinating man who lived out his dreams by exploring the world and living science. The exhibitions in the museum are accompanied by good texts in many languages ​​and show Thor Heyerdahl's work from his first journey to Fatu Hiva, to the voyages with Kon-Tiki, Ra, Ra II and Tigris, as well as the expeditions to Galàpagos, Easter Island (Rapa Nui) and Tùcume in Peru. Visitors can also see models of sharks and fish in an underwater exhibition under the Kon-Tiki raft, walk in a 30-meter long replica of a cave from Easter Island, see the books in Heyerdahl's personal library and an exhibition about the person Thor Heyerdahl. The Kon-Tiki and Ra exhibitions are specially designed for children, who can follow the stories of Johannes the crab and Safi the monkey. For those interested in Tiki, there is a small exhibition about Tiki pop culture, as well as Tiki-related goods in the museum shop's other assortment. Daily at At 12.00, the Oscar-winning documentary film "Kon-Tiki" from 1950 is shown in the museum's cinema hall. Tour The Kon-Tiki Museum offers tours for groups by appointment and when we have capacity. Companies, organizations or other groups who wish to book a tour during or outside opening hours, please get in touch at get in touch.

Travel operators with groups visiting the museum during normal opening hours, who want a guided tour, are asked to contact the skilled guides in Oslo Guideservice and the Oslo Guidebureau.

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