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Finkki wrote a review Aug. 2020
Helsinki, Finland8 contributions1 helpful vote
Great views from the top. Museum itself less interesting. Had to wait almost an hour to get to the elevator.
Date of experience: July 2020
Graham L wrote a review Aug. 2020
Edinburgh, United Kingdom52 contributions44 helpful votes
My second visit to Holmenkollen and this time, heeding the very practical advice of the museum staff, arrived just after the 10am opening time. Result? No queues, either for the museum, or, more importantly, the lift, to take you to the top of the ski-jump tower. On a previous attempt, when I'd got there around lunchtime, the queue was like something out of Disneyland on a bad day, but, should you have that misfortune, don't despair, as there's still some grand hiking tracks that you can take beyond the tower, which give you a decent flavour of Norwegian nature. As other reviewers have said, quite how ski-jumpers do their stuff, heaven only knows! The compact elevator which takes you to the top of the tower increases the sense of drama with its sedate pace and then you're there at the top and the spectacular views are bombarding you. I did the museum on the way down and saw some interesting exhibits showing how ski-ing has developed and, equally, how Holmenkollen has grown over the years. Well worth 150 krone and also really easy to use the Metro to get there. Stations are marked by the giant "T" signs, If you're traveling from central Oslo head west on line number 1, destination Frognerseteren. It's about 15 stops to Holmenkollen and takes about 20 minutes, then you've got a sign-posted, ten minutes gentle incline stroll to the tower itself.…
Date of experience: July 2020
1 Helpful vote
Phil H wrote a review Jul. 2020
Geelong, Australia38 contributions49 helpful votes
The ski jump was part of our city tour, was not sure why until we got there. WOW the people who ski down this are incredibly brave. The shear size and scale has to been seen. Would love to see a competition.
Date of experience: January 2020
2 Helpful votes
EmeraldDiva wrote a review Mar. 2020
Victoria, Australia3,411 contributions211 helpful votes
I will never understand how ski jumpers do it, it is so spooky at the top of the tower! Although snow was scarce when we were there, the views from the top of the ski jump tower are extensive, well worth a visit. The little museum is interesting and really well laid out. There is also a simulator ride you can do (separate from the museum so there is an extra cost) which takes you through a jump and also a giant slalom run, kind of silly but really good fun. This is a good spot to visit and easy to get to from Oslo. We continued on to Frogneseteren restaurant for a late lunch. It made for a great day excursion.…
Date of experience: February 2020
58sparrow wrote a review Mar. 2020
Ascot, United Kingdom84 contributions26 helpful votes
Unfortunately when we were in Oslo this was closed as the virus was just starting and there was a jump competition. So they stopped all the public from going.However it is over an hour journey by bus but you can catch the bus and go straight there so relatively easy to get to.
Date of experience: March 2020