Holmenkollen, Norway’s top attraction

Holmenkollen ski jump

It is not hard to see why Holmenkollen is the most popular tourist attraction in Norway. The hill has hosted the Holmenkollen Ski Festival ever since it first opened in 1892 and has been the centre of Norwegian skiing for well over a century. It was the site of the Winter Olympics in 1952 and has since hosted several FIS Nordic World Ski Championships after many renovations and upgrades. Now, tourists and ski enthusiasts alike flock to the area to peruse the Ski Museum and try its ski simulator or zipline down the tower (a distance of 361 m!).

Though there was a lot of snow when I visited Holmenkollen last year (more than I had ever seen before in my entire life!), the Norwegians still generated fake snow for a better skiing experience.

Holmenkollen ski jump

You can make your way to the top of the ski jump tower for a breathtaking view over Oslo.

Looking down Holmenkollen ski jump
View of Oslo from Holmenkollen

The area is a 10-15 minute walk from the Holmenkollen station on Line 1 of the Oslo Metro (T-bane). You can read more about the ski arena on their website or Wikipedia.

Have a great weekend, dear readers! 🙂


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