Holmenkollen Ski Jump
Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and explore Holmenkollen. The ski jump is located just a 30 minutes’ drive North West of the city. Holmenkollen National Ski Arena is a historic landmark and Norway’s most visited tourist attraction. It is situated close to the beautiful Nordmarka Forest, a popular destination for lovers of outdoor sports and activities.
Watch the World Cup and zip-lineThe popular arena plays host to major winter sports events, including World Cup Nordic skiing competitions. Its most spectacular feature is the newest Holmenkollen Ski Jump, which was constructed in 2010 and is the world’s first steel ski jump. From the observation deck of the jump tower, visitors can enjoy stunning views across Oslo, and those in need of a little adrenaline can enjoy a breezy zip-line tour down the tower.
The Ski MuseumIf the zip-line is a bit too scary, you can try the Ski Simulator instead, to get a taste of what it feels like to ski down the slope. Inside the mountain, underneath the jump tower, lies the Ski Museum which opened in 1923 and is the world’s oldest museum specialized in skiing. Here you can explore several exhibitions displaying over 4,000 years of skiing history. These include exhibitions on climate, skis, expeditions to the North Pole, South Pole and Greenland and snowboarding, to name a few. You can also join a guided tour in both the Ski Museum and the Jump Tower.
If you are looking for accommodation close to Holmenkollen, the Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, Oslo, is the ideal place to stay. Its central location means that getting to the city’s most popular attractions is very simple. The stylish hotel features spacious, comfortable guest rooms, and has a state-of-the-art health and fitness center, making it the perfect option for anyone who enjoys sporting activities.