Holmenkollen Ski Jump
Visit the historical Holmenkollen Ski Jump
Are you keen on Ski Jumping and follow the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup around the world? Do you want to learn more about one of Norway’s most loved sports? Do you want to see the best panoramic views of Oslo and Oslo Fjord? If the answer is yes to one or all of these questions, then visiting Holmenkollen is a must. Situated on the edge of the city, up in the forest, the ski jump can be easily seen from a distance. Get up close and you will quickly understand the skill that is required from the best jumpers in the world.
The world’s oldest ski museumIntegrated into the ski jump is Oslo’s Ski Museum. It opened to the public in 1923 and is the oldest museum of its kind in the world. Delve into this sport which is deeply rooted in the Norwegian culture, and experience over 4000 years of history. You will be taken on a journey from prehistoric times to the modern day and will discover how humans made use of skis in the past, when they didn’t have the modern technology and equipment we have today. On display, you can also read about expeditions, including that of the Norwegian Explorer Fridtjof Nansen. Once you are done exploring the museum, take the elevator to the top of the jump for unparalleled views of the city. You may feel exposed but it is worth it for the photo opportunities. Once you are finished, take a break from sightseeing and drop by the gift shop and café.
If you have ever wondered what it is like to make an actual jump, just step inside the ski simulator. You will be transformed to the top of Holmenkollen, and through realistic flight simulator movements, find out how it is to take that leap of faith. If you want to challenge yourself further, try descending the 361-meter jump by abseiling or zip lining back to firm grounds.