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The Kon-Tiki Museum

Bygdoeynesveien 36, Oslo 0286, Norway
+47 23 08 67 67
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The Kon-Tiki Museum houses original boats and artifacts from Thor Heyerdahl's world famous expeditions such as the original Kon-Tiki balsa raft which crossed the Pacific Ocean in 1947 and the original reed boat Ra II which crossed the Atlantic Ocean in 1970. In both the Kon-Tiki and Ra exhibitions there are separate children exhibitions. The Kon-Tiki Museum also houses one of the most comprehensive exhibitions about Easter Island in the world, including a replica of a family cave from Easter Island. Underneath the Kon-Tiki raft is a special underwater exhibit that is fun for kids. Cinema screening the original Kon-Tiki documentary movie (Oscar for best documentary in 1951) every day at 12:00. Great museum shops. Free with Oslo Pass. A must when visiting Oslo!
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Bygdoeynesveien 36, Oslo 0286, Norway
+47 23 08 67 67
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I didn't know anything about the Kon-Tiki raft of the trip they tool before reading about this museum, but it was interesting to see how they sailed from Peru to the Pacific Islands in such a primitive raft. It's not a huge museum, but if...More

Thank nrejebym
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We got a good understanding about Thor's life and his ambitious sailings first with Ko- Tiki, then with RA 1 and RA 2. Good short movie is worth to see. Good exhibition which is interesting for women also ( and for children). Nice tiny museum...More

Thank 401helenae
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

On this side of Oslo there are lots of museums to see Viking ship, Norwegian history, fRm museum and this one. Having paid as it was the first museum in the parade I wasn't to sure which one to pay for next. This was a...More

Thank Usman M
Reviewed 2 days ago

This museum houses the original Kon-Tiki expedition balsa wood raft. The whole idea and concept behind the expedition is explained in detail. This is a 'must see' experience if you are in Oslo.

Thank skynet45
Reviewed 3 days ago

One could spend hours in this museum - the 6 of us spent over 2 and could have stayed longer but lunch beckoned. Beautifully laid out with many explanations plus a home movie of the expedition. Fascinating for sailors, arm chair explorers and adventure seekers.

Thank divezuzu
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Kon Tiki Museum provides a lot of information and has a lot on display about Thor Heyerdahl and his life's work, including recreations (I think) of the reed rafts that he constructed and sailed on. Be sure to watch the 10 minute movie, preferably...More

Thank Charleston_WVMike
Reviewed 3 days ago

This museum is amazing. It sparked my interest from the moment I walked in, even though I am not particularly interested in boats or anything of the sorts. A great museum that tells the story of the Kon-Tiki journey with the help real items from...More

Thank apolarbearsjourney
Reviewed 4 days ago

If you have the Oslo Pass and are visiting the other museums on the Bygdoy, take the time to go to the Kon-Tiki as well. Make sure you watch the video first to have a clear understanding of the expedition. Learning more about Thor Heyerdahl...More

Thank Jeffrey M
Reviewed 4 days ago

I knew nothing about the Kon-Tiki expedition before visiting this museum but had a wonderful time reading all about Thor Heyerdahl's adventures. Great for adults and children alike I would say, and a 'must visit' in Oslo.

Thank travels_ahoy
Reviewed 5 days ago

I grew up hearing about the Kon-Tiki expedition and now to actually see the original ship in all it glory right in front of you! WOW. Museum staff explained that this was the original raft and sail that was used 70 years ago to sail...More

Thank Gary W
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Judy V
29 February 2016|
Response from halfdan t | Property representative |
Dear travler. It is 1000 meter from The Viking Ships to The Kon-Tiki Museum. There is public bus (number 30) which runs every 10 minutes. But its also a nice walk. Best regards The Kon-Tiki Museum Halfdan Tangen... More
6 January 2016|
Response from halfdan t | Property representative |
Hello Absolutely and welcome!
Mary G
22 March 2015|
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Response from halfdan t | Property representative |
Dear guest. The Kon-Tiki houses the origial Kon-Tiki and the reed boat Ra II and much more from Thor Heyerdahl`s expeditions. In the entrance area and shop there are windows. Elsewhere not. Thank you for asking. Halfdan... More