About Thor Heyerdahl

Countless books and many biographies have been written about Thor Heyerdahl and his life.

In May 2011, the Thor Heyerdahl Archives were added to UNESCO’s “Memory of the World” Register.

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.

Vi ser et profilbilde av en solbrun blid mann med hvitt hår. Han står ute i naturen, men havet i bakgrunnen.

The list of distinctions is long and impressive, bearing witness to the footsteps left by Thor Heyerdahl and his work.