Located on the Bygdøy peninsula, in west Oslo, the Kon-Tiki Museum houses a range of exhibits documenting the expeditions made by Thor Heyerdahl, the Norwegian scientist, adventurer and environmentalist.
This fascinating museum is an excellent destination for a family day out in Norway. The Kon-Tiki Museum is also close to a number of other Oslo museums, including the Norwegian Museum of Cultural History and the Viking Ship Museum.
Learn more about Thor Heyerdahl at the Kon-Tiki Museum
Larvik-born Thor Heyerdahl was a graduate of the University of Oslo and is known for the many expeditions that he went on during his life. The most famous of these was the Kon-Tiki Expedition of 1947, in which Heyerdahl traversed the Pacific Ocean on a balsa wood raft. His amazing journey inspired an Academy Award winning movie in 1950 and a second film in 2011.
Visitors to Oslo’s Kon-Tiki Museum can see Heyerdahl’s original Kon-Tiki raft as well as other exhibits relating to this world famous expedition. The museum also houses boats and artefacts from Heyerdahl’s other expeditions, including the reed boat he used on his 1970 Ra expedition.
Enjoy a city break at the Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, Oslo
If you are looking for Oslo accommodation for a sightseeing trip, the Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, Oslo, makes the perfect base from which to explore this lively city. Ideally situated in the centre of Oslo, the hotel has easy access to the city's public transport which makes it easy to reach all of the capitals most popular attractions, including the Kon-Tiki Museum.
Guests at this elegantly designed hotel can unwind with a drink or delicious meal in one of the on-site restaurants or bars before getting a peaceful night’s sleep in a comfortable room or suite.