The Institute is involved in a wide range of different projects in our efforts to consolidate the heritage of Thor Heyerdahl. Here is a list of some of these projects.

A four-year Thor Heyerdahl Professorship

A four-year Thor Heyerdahl Professorship in co-operation with the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (UMB).

Thor Heyerdahl Summer School

The Summer School offers PhDs/young researchers the opportunity to develop high level skills in analysing environmental governance issues. More specifically the summer school series will deepen participants’ insights about the political…

Thor Heyerdahl 100 years 1914-2014

This page contains information about activities and exhibitions to commemorate the 100th birthday of Thor Heyerdahl 1914-2014 organised by the The Thor Heyerdahl Institute and Larvik Municipality.

Regional projects

On a regional level the partnership between Glasgow Caledonian University and the Institute has had spillover effects in all three counties of Vestfold, Telemark and Buskerud.

Locale initiatives

The Institute plays an active role in the steering group of the local “Heyerdahl Town” project in Larvik..

Film: The fight for the River Nile

The River Nile is a source of life for millions of people, it is also the cause of great conflict as countries fight for the resources it holds. In the film “The fight for the River Nile”, Professor Terje Tvedt takes us on a spectacular journey looking at the river today and through time.