'Kon-Tiki' is Norway's most expensive film ever

  • by: Colin Covert , Star Tribune
  • Updated: May 2, 2013 - 3:47 PM

He wrote an international bestseller about his perilous ocean voyage, directed a 1951 documentary of his adventures that won Norway’s only Academy Award, and fueled the proliferation of Polynesian-themed tiki bars. Sixty-five years after his epic trip across the Pacific on the balsawood raft Kon-Tiki, the late Thor Heyerdahl remains a folk hero in his homeland.

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