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Holmenkollen Ski Museum, Oslo

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Discover why skiing is so important to Norway's culture and visit a modern ski jump at Holmenkollen Ski Museum. Easily reached by metro, the ski jump was opened in 2010, and stands 64 m (209 ft) high. Hop on one of the enclosed elevators that bring you up to the all-glass starting box, where you can take in a 360-degree view of Oslo. Adrenaline junkies can ride down on Fly Holmenkollen, the zipline that runs 361 m (1,184 ft) and follows the same route as the ski jumpers. Also try the Kollen Ski Simulator, which uses advanced technology to show you what it feels like to ski down one of the toughest slopes. Stop by the museum on your way out to witness over 4,000 years of ski history and learn about how skis were once a necessity in this region. The price of the museum is included in your ticket up to the jump. Add Holmenkollen Ski Museum to your Oslo travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Oslo trip planner.
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  • A nice small ski museum with the history of ski. There is also a very nice play area for kids and the biggest highlight is the view from the top of the ski jump. Definitely a place you must visit if....  more
    A nice small ski museum with the history of ski. There is also a very nice play area for kids and the biggest highlight is the view from the top of the ski jump. Definitely a place you must visit if....  more »
  • For a sports enthustiastic, a must place to visit. And do remember to take the lift to the top of the jump hill - views are worth it (weather permitting) 
    For a sports enthustiastic, a must place to visit. And do remember to take the lift to the top of the jump hill - views are worth it (weather permitting)  more »
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  • A great day. Stunning views of the Oslo Fjord. Easy journey on the T-Bane and a short 10-15 minute walk (up a hill!) to the ski museum. The ski museum itself was interesting if you are into your skiing history. There is a great themed children’s room with slides too. Be sure to go to the top of the ski jump: stunning 360 degree views of Oslo and the surrounding countryside. Don’t bother with the ski simulator…expensive and poor quality. Take a walk to to troll statue near the base of the ski jump for more great pictures.
  • HE HOLMENKOLLEN SKI JUMP TOWERS over the city of Oslo, and has played a vital part to the local community for around 120 years. The first ski jumping competition took place at this site in 1892, with 12,000 onlookers. In the early years of competition the jump was much more simple than nowadays, being composed of a natural hill with a takeoff ramp made from snow and tree branches. Gradually, the jump was developed, growing taller through the years. The first major event to take place at the jump was the 1952 Winter Olympics, at which point the height of the tower truly took off. It was further updated following an architectural competition in 2011, and the tower is much unchanged since the winner’s construction was manufactured. The ski jump has a viewing platform with phenomenal views across the surrounding area. It also houses the world’s oldest ski museum, with interesting artifacts on winter sports and polar exploration. One of the most interesting exhibits contains scale models of the jump—so interesting to see how much it has grown over the years. Unless you are an experienced ski jumper, you won’t be able to use the jump for its intended purpose. However, when you see it in the flesh you will realize how brave you would need to be to do so!

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