Celebration of the twinning township

On Wednesday 17th of October, we had a visit from a delegation from Andora in connection with the celebration of the twinning township between Larvik, Norway and Andora, Italy (2018) in Thor Heyerdahl's childhood home. Here are the pictures....

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A successful T.O.S.C.A Opera concert at Larvik Church!

Many attended the Thor Heyerdahl Concert at Larvik Church on the 17th April. In collaboration with Larvik municipality, The Thor Heyerdahl Institute presented an evening with the winners of the opera contest T.O.S.C.A 2017. The choir ‘Tjølling Sangforening’...

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Successfull T.O.S.C.A Opera concert in Oslo!

In collaboration with IIC, The Thor Heyerdahl Institute presented an evening with the winners of the opera contest T.O.S.C.A 2017 in Oslo on 18th April. The concert was held at the Italian Institute of Culture. The Thor Heyerdahl Institute is very pleased with the...

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Thor Heyerdahl Concert in Oslo!

Wednesday April 18th, 18:30. Free admission. In collaboration with IIC, The Thor Heyerdahl Institute presents an evening with the winners of the opera contest T.O.S.C.A 2017, organised in Andora, Liguria every year. This is the area where Thor Heyerdahl spent a lot of...

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Thor Heyerdahl Concert in Larvik kirke!

Tuesday April 17th, 18:00. Tickets kr 200,- In collaboration with Larvik municipality, Thor Heyerdahl Institute presents an evening with the winners of the opera contest T.O.S.C.A 2017, arranged in Andora, Liguria each year. This is the area where Thor Heyerdahl spent...

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Happy New Year!

The Thor Heyerdahl Institute wishes all its friends a Happy New Year! We look back on an exciting and eventful...

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Green Economy and Hydropower

Thor Heyerdahl Institute have conducted a seminar with the Italian Embassy on Green Economy and Hydropower. The seminar took place in Thor Heyerdahl's childhood home in Larvik. Picture:  Amassador Giorgio Novello, The Italian Embassy.      ...

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Welcome to an exciting new seminar in Larvik!

The Thor Heyerdahl Institute & The Italian Embassy in Norway present the seminar: Nature, hydropower, an environment-conscious economy. Key speakers: The Mayor of Larvik, The Ambassador of Italy in Norway Giorgio Novello, professor Arild Vatn from Norges miljø- og...

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The Thor Heyerdahl International Day 2016, a success!

Thor Heyerdahl International Day 2016 was a success! More than 200 students attended the conference in October, where the international acclaimed speakers Hilde Waage, Cecilie Hellestveit, Torgeir Higraff, Cecilie Mauritzen and Liv Arnesen talked about the importance...

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Heritage of the world and Unesco

In May 2011, the Thor Heyerdahl Archives were added to UNESCO's "Memory of the World" Register. Currently, this list includes 238 collections from all over the world. The Heyerdahl Archives span the years 1937 to 2002 and include his photographic collection, diaries,...

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Thor Heyerdahl Annual Report 2015

The Thor Heyerdahl Institute's Annual Report 2015 is now available, and here you can check out how the Institute did last year! You can view the report here: Heyerdahl Annual report...

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The Thor Heyerdahl International Day 2016

The Thor Heyerdahl International Day 2016 takes place on 26th October this year! The location is “Gamle Logen” in Oslo from 11.30-15.30. At The Thor Heyerdahl International Day 2016, renowned scientists, like Hilde Waage (UiO), Cecilie Hellestveit (ILPI) and Cecilie...

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The Thor Heyerdahl International Day 2016

The Thor Heyerdahl International Day 2016 takes place on 26th October this year! The location is “Gamle Logen” in Oslo from 11.30-15.30. At The Thor Heyerdahl International Day 2016, renowned scientists, like Hilde Waage (UiO), Cecilie Hellestveit (ILPI) and Cecilie...

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Branding 2.0 conference

Thursday 16 June The Thor Heyerdahl Institute attended a Branding 2.0 conference hosted by Metro Branding in Sandefjord, and we went on a really nice boat trip organized by Metro. We were introduced to the fjord and its beautiful surroundings. While anchoring at a...

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Access Water

The Access Water Expedition team, led by our board member Liv Arnesen, completed their journey in December 2015. Watch the new trailer for their documentary film! http://www.yourexpedition.com/the-documentary/ Renowned Polar explorers and educators Liv Arnesen and Ann...

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Kon-Tiki2: The rescue operation

The news of the rescue hits worldwide. Here you find a clip of the recue operation on Italian Euronews, an article by BBC News and article from British newspaper The Telegraph. It´s important to stress that Kon-Tiki2 did NOT try to re-enact Thor Heyerdahl's 1947...

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Kon-Tiki2: A great adventure has come to an end

As we have learned that the Kon-Tiki II expedition now has ended, The Thor Heyerdahl Institute wants to honor the crew for being amazingly brave and showing a relentless patience. We can not control the weather, nor mother earth, and we have a total understanding that...

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