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 2015

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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

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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Kon-Tiki2: Expedition ends

17th march 2016: The Kon-Tiki2 Expedition has decided to end the expedition after 114 days and 4500 nautical miles in the South-East Pacific. The goal of the expedition has been to show that balsa rafts can sail from South America to Easter Island, and back. The...

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Kon-Tiki2: Trawling for plastics

Kon-Tiki2: Trawling for plastics

Plastics in our modern societies are an almost fundamental commodity of daily life. In order to improve the quality of materials that we use – for example to pack our food – we need to understand their cycle of usage. The Tupac Yupanqui raft (TY) is following up a...

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Kon-Tiki2: Interview with the captain

See the interview with captain Signe Meling on Kon-Tiki II on the Norwegian news channel TV2Nyhetskanalen. Monday 15.2.2016. Click here to see the inteview on the Thor Heyerdahl Institute Facebook page. (In Norwegian language)

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Kon-Tiki2: 40° South

February 18th: In a milestone event, the Kon-Tiki2 Expedition crossed into the roaring 40s today. No balsa raft has been this far south in modern times, and the crew is celerbrating the event. Weather forecasts for the next week is good with steady winds from the...

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Kon-Tiki2: Start of the second voyage

Kon-Tiki2: Start of the second voyage

The second leg and return voyage of the Kon-Tiki II Expedition has started. IT´S ON! ¡Ka oho riva-riva! - Lykke til! - Good Luck! The Thor Heyerdahl Institute is wishing the crew a great journey and many good experiences. Towed to open waters by the Chilean Navy...

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Kon-Tiki2: A warm welcome

While we are waiting for the right weather conditions and the rafts to set sails, expedition leader Torgeir Higraff wants to specify the incredible welcome and friendliness of the residents on Rapa Nui. Here is his words: "Once again I want to highlight the support we...

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Launch time is set

Launch time is set

The Kon-Tiki2 Expedition is ready to set sails for South America! Launch time: 4pm (GMT-5): 4 January 2016 This is the second part of the expedition, and if successful, will be the first expedition to sail across the Pacific on a balsa wood raft from Rapa Nui (The...

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Heyerdahl Anniversary book

On the occasion of the celebration of the 100 year anniversary of Thor Heyerdahls birth, the book Thor Heyerdahl’s Kon-Tiki in New Light by The Thor Heyerdahl Institute was launched in October 2014. Among the many findings in the book are new blood-sample analyses...

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