Holmenkollen: the famous ski jump in Oslo, Norway

The other day we went exploring in Holmenkollen to look at the ski jump. And let me tell you, it’s far more intimidating in person than the TV or pictures tell you. I mean, what kind of person does this sport. It’s insane. This place holds 70 thousand spectators and held the 1952 Winter Olympics. It’s a very beautiful train ride, not long from the city, and there’s a cafe, a museum and a ski jump simulator. One of these weekends, we’re going to get the Oslo Pass which will give us entry to most museums, including this one, so we will be back. This post will be mainly photos, as this day was mainly walking around.

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I swear it looks way steeper and scarier in person.

If you keep walking, there’s a roller ski track (I still think it’s funny that’s a thing here), and then you find the smaller ski jump, and then the baby ski jumps that I guess they learn on, and honestly the one we were sitting at the top of still looked terrifying.

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Directly across from the big jump, there’s the trolls! I think the trolls were 80% of the reason I wanted to go up here… But everything here was definitely well worth it.

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If you’re visiting Oslo, make visiting the ski jump a priority. It’s a bit out of the way, but by far one of the best places in the city.

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