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Follow the incredible voyage of Kon-Tiki on Twitter

In preparation for the premiere of the Kon-Tiki film it is now possible to follow a historical re-enactment of the voyage on Twitter.

  • Foto: Carl Christian Raabe

    Foto: Carl Christian Raabe

Exactly 65 years ago, on the 28th of April, Norwegian Thor Heyerdahl and the crew of the wooden raft Kon-Tiki set sails from Peru to Polynesia.

To follow the journey in real time Nordisk Film and Recorded Picture have created a Twitter account re-enacting the expedition, with information from Thor Heyerdahl's original logbook. Tweets will be sent out every day (sometimes several times a day), telling stories from the incredible voyage until the last day of the journey.

The movie Kon-Tiki is based on Thor Heyerdahl's book Kon-Tiki, which has sold more than 50 million copies and has been translated into more than 70 languages.

Thor Heyerdahl initiated the adventurous and dangerous expedition across the Pacific Ocean to prove his scientific theory, claiming that Polynesia was populated by people from Peru in South America.

Heyerdahl traveled nearly 8000 kilometers with four other Norwegians, a single Swede and no other tools than a shortwave radio, on a raft made from balsa wood, named after the South American sun god Kon-Tiki.

Kon-Tiki is produced by the Egmont owned Nordisk Film.