HHolmenkollen Ski Jump: The ski jump was officially opened on March 3rd, 2010 and can boast the title of the world´s most modern ski jump. The start house soars around 60 metres above the ground and the construction comprises 100 tons of steel. Holmenkollen is the world´s most modern ski jump facility.
The first ski jump in the world with permanent wind protection inherent to its design and construction and the only steel ski jump in the world. The ski jump has permanent wind protection as an integrated part of the inrun construction.
Holmenkollen lies only 20 minutes from the centre of Oslo. Holmenkollen is the gateway to the forest surrounding Oslo, Marka which has miles and miles of prepared cross-country ski tracks.
The Holmenkollen Ski Jump, wich comprises the Ski Jump Tower with its panoramic views over Oslo, the worlds oldest ski museum and a ski simulator where you can feel for yourself what it´s like to jump at Holmenkollen. From the ski jump tower, 60 meters above the ground and 417 meters above the sea level, you can experience a breathtaking view of Oslo and the fjord below.
Kollensvevet is a zipline which takes you from the very top of the Holmenkollen jumping tower to the bottom as if you were jumping on skis. From the top of this landmark you can now set off and enjoy the same view and sensation of speed as the ski jumpers do! The line itself is 361 meters / 1 185 feet and the difference in altitude is 107 meters / 351 feet. The view is the best in Oslo!
The Holmenkollen Ski Jump holds an important part in the Norwegian and international history of skiing, and is for many the main symbol of international ski sport.
The ski jump has been the centre of Norwegian ski sport for the last 100 years. The first annual ski jump competition – Holmenkollrennet – took place on 31st January 1892, with well over 10.000 spectators present. The ski jump was at that time made from tree branches and sprigs, that had been covered by snow. The longest jump was 21,5 meters.
In 1893, the landing slope was dug quite a lot deeper, in order for the jumpers to be able to reach new lenghts. In 1914 the first scaffolding was built. It was named “The Tower of Babylon”. Crown Prince Olav jumped in Holmenkollen in 1922 and 1923.
The day after the annual ski jump competition in 1927, the scaffolding fell down. A new 19-meter-high tower was built. The longest jump here was 48 meters. In 1946, after World War II had finally ended, 100.000 spectators watched that years annual jump competition.
For the Winter Olympics in Oslo in 1952, permanent stands and referee boxes were built. At the Winter Olympics (a withstanding record) 120.000-150.000 spectators watched the Olympic jump competition.
For the World Cups in 1966 and 1982, the jump was again rebuilt.
The last changes were made when Holmenkollen celebrated it´s 100th anniversary in 1992. Along with these last changes cane flood-lights, making it possible to jump in the evenings. The jump is widely used for training sessions, both by national jumping teams and recruits.
Holmenkollen has been rebuilt 14 times in total. Since 1892 the annual jump competition has only been cancelled twice.
The jump is a national and international symbol of the sport of ski jumping, and skiing in general. The annual jump competition – Holmenkolldagen – is almost the second National Day in Norway with thousands of spectators and great atmosphere!
THE SKI MUSEUM
A historic landmark in the Norwegian consciousness, the Holmenkollen ski arena embodies more than a century of skiing tradition. The Ski Museum is the world´s oldest museum specialising in skis and the history of skiing. The museum is situated inside the actual Holmenkollen ski jump.
The Ski Museum illustrates 4000 years of skiing history with rock carvings, skis from the time of the Vikings, and skis from various parts of Norway that show local handicraft skills and traditions. The Ski Museum display the Skier from Tro Island. The rock carving was used under the XVII Olympic Winter Games in 1994 at Lillehammer.
You will also be able to see modern racing- and cross-country skis, as well as skis used by athletes throughout the last century. A snowboard exhibition illustrates this new trend in winter sports.
The polar equipment used in the historic expeditions of Fridtjof Nansen and Roald Amundsen show the great contrast to the equipment used by today´s expeditions. The Norwegian Royal Family has always been genuinely interested in the sport of skiing in general, and in Holmenkollen especially. A separate display includes skis used by the late King Olav V as a child and other skiing equipment used by the Royal Family.
Historic glimpses from the Winter Olympics at Lillehammer in 1994 and in Oslo in 1952 can be seen, as well as many other exciting aspects of skiing history.
The Ski Museum is the oldest museum in the world specialising in skis and the history of skiing. The museum was founded in 1923, and was then situated in an beautiful wooden building by Frognerseteren, approximately 2 km from Holmenkollen. For the Winter Olympics in Oslo in 1952, the Ski Museum was moved to Holmenkollen. In 1983, The Association for the Promotion of Skiing, which owns and runs the museum (Skiforeningen) celebrated its 100th anniversary. To mark the occasion, a new section to the museum was built adjacent to the ski jump.
Tryvann Vinterpark provides skiing facilities for downhill enthusiasts and snowboarders in a stunning natural setting. The combination of downhill and cross-country skiing only 20 minutes from the city centre is unique. There is floodlighting on the downhill slopes and many cross-country trails. We have 14 slopes and 6 lifts, and all our facilities provide everything from a special area for children and beginners to a prepared terrainpark and challenging tracks of international competition standard.
THE TRYVANN TOWER
The tower is not longer accessible for tourists, but the view and the area is nice for recreation all year.
HOLMENKOLLEN SKI & SNOWBOARDSCHOOL
Tomm Murstad Ski School is the oldest children´s skiing school in the world, it offers instruction from Christmas to Easter for bot children and adults in alpine and telemark skiing and in snowboarding through courses and private lessons.
TRYVANN SKI SCHOOL
Wether you are a complet novice or have several years of experience under your belt, we can offer courses or private lessons that will challenge and delight you. Our philosophy is that safety is the best basis for learning. For this reason all our activities are tailored to your individual needs, so that you can have that sense of confidence and well-being in our care. You will find us in Tryvann Vinterpark and also giving lessons on the Tommkleiva and Wyllerløypa slopes.
SCANDIC HOLMEKOLLEN PARK
A distinguished hotel, built in the distinctive Dragon-style more than a century ago. The oldest part of the hotel dates from 1894, and is an architectural delight, featuring the restaurant “De Fem Stuer”, meeting rooms, lounges and banquet rooms. The hotel is surrounded by open spaces and hills, and is situated next to the Holmenkollen Ski Arena. The surroundings provide excellent opportunities for cycling, skiing or jogging.
Holmenkollen Restaurant was build in 1892 and can offer some of the nicest facilities in town and a priceless view. Holmenkollen Restaurant lies at the very top of Oslo acts as a gateway to the Marka forest. It enjoys fantastic views over the whole city and boasts a wide range of attractions, activities, accomodation.
Lysebu stands the edge of the beautiful Nordmarka forest, like a palace in a fairytale. It was buildt in 1968 in the traditional norwegian style. The furnishings and ambience have been designed to echo the original interior. The size and site of this property make it a unique starting point for all kinds of outdoor adventures and expeditions into the forest.
Voksenåsen, presented to Sweden by Norway as a gesture of the gratitude of the norwegian people for help given both during and directly after WWII. Set in acres of natural beauty, 501 meters above sea level, offering stunning vistas of Oslo as well as a relaxed atmosphere. All combine to provide peace and calm, wich help heighten your creativity. Our distinctively modern, functionalist interiour and decor will leave you inspired. Permanent art exhibitions, seminars and concerts help make your conference into an event to be remembered.
SORIA MORIA HOTEL & CONFERENCE CENTER
Soria Moria is situated in picturesque surroundings on Oslo´s “rooftop”, a location that invites to activities in Nordmarka, Tryvann Vinterpark and Holmenkollen. A new and unique offer of conference facilities for the more discerning course organiser. It is suitable for groups of 14 – 80 persons. The centre is built in timber according to Norwegian handicraft traditions, and offers seclution and privacy.
BOGSTAD CAMP & TOURISTCENTER
Bogstad Camp & Touristsenter is situated in beautiful natural surroundings 9 km from Oslo city centre, with Nordmarka and Bogstad Lake as its nearest neighbours. This provides unlimited outdoor activities, year round. Our guests will have the opportunity of living near a swimming area, beautiful walking trails, ski areas for both alpine and cross-country skiing, a golf course and many interesting sights.
You can play Golf on several courses in and around Oslo. Oslo Golfclub have 18 holes and is located at Bogstad.