Visit Holmenkollen Ski Jump
Visit Holmenkollen Ski Jump and Zipline. Visit the amazing Holmenkollen Ski Jump and Zipline, visit the Ski Museum, have a guided tour in the Jump Tower, or even venture your own jump if you are brave enough. This imposing monument of steel and concrete is the world’s most modern ski jump, and one of the first designer skis jumps ever to be built.
The start house soars some 60 meters above the ground and the structure is made of 100 tons of steel – indeed Holmenkollen is the only steel ski jump in the world. At night it is lit up and easy to spot from afar. It is also possible to visit the platform at the top of the ski jump tower, where you can enjoy a spectacular view of Oslo and the Oslofjord.
Anyone can jump in Holmenkollbakken! Kollensvevet is a zipline that takes you safely down from the top of the iconic Holmenkollen jump tower, just as if you were skiing on your feet! The spectacular zipline is 361 meters long and has a height difference of 107.5 meters.
The place offers real excitement, extreme fun, and the best view of the city. Kollensvevet is suitable for anyone weighing over 30 kilos and ready to throw out, their oldest jumper so far being 93 years old!
Inside the base of the Holmenkollen Jump tower, the Ski Museum presents the history of skiing over the past 4,000 years, as well as the expeditions of Norwegian polar explorers Fridtjof Nansen and Roald Amundsen. You will also get some historic glimpses from the Winter Olympics in Lillehammer in 1994 and Oslo in 1952.
The Ski Museum is the oldest museum of its kind in the world – it was opened in 1923. The Holmenkollen Ski Jump is open 365 days a year.
The facilities include two souvenir shops, a café and a ski simulator, plus free parking and toilets. From Oslo city center, it takes around 20 – 30 minutes to get there. Underground is the easiest way to travel. Take the westbound underground towards Frognerseteren. The area around Holmenkollen is well suited for cross-country skiing, but also a nice area for hiking during the sunny months of the year.
For more fun, buy a cheap sled or rent a proper one from Frognerseteren and sleigh down from Frognerseteren to Midtstuen station. This was actually the venue of the sleighing competitions in the 1952 Winter Olympics, and the hill is known as “Korketrekkeren” (the corkscrew).