About Thor Heyerdahl
Thor Heyerdahl (October 6, 1914, Larvik, Norway, dead April 18, 2002, Colla Micheri, Italy) was a Norwegian ethnographer and adventurer with a background in zoology and geography.
With his spectacular expeditions and original theories, Thor Heyerdahl was a controversial figure. His expeditions were both numerous and extensive, and had a major impact on his life.
Official opening of the childhood home
The official opening of Thor Heyerdahl’s childhood home in Steingata 7, Larvik, took place in October 2011.
The list of distinctions is long and impressive, bearing witness to the footsteps left by Thor Heyerdahl and his work.