Holmenkollen Ski Museum
Holmenkollen Ski Museum
4.5
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
A historic landmark in the Norwegian consciousness, Holmenkollen embodies more than a century of skiing tradition. Inside the actual ski jump is the Holmenkollen Ski Museum, the world's oldest ski museum. The museum presents over 4,000 years of skiing history and polar exploration artifacts. The observation deck on top of the jump tower offers panoramic views of Oslo. Open 365 days a year!
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • sroujo
    77 contributions
    Olso Ski Jump and Museum
    Olso Ski Museum is an historic landmark of Norwegian ski tradition. The ski jump is incredible and offers a fantastic view of Oslo and its surroundings. Inside the ski Jump is located the Holmenkollen Ski Museum.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 26, 2023
  • BalkrishnaShroff
    Mumbai, India20,913 contributions
    One of the most popular attraction in Oslo !!
    Ski jump is not only a very popular sports but a traditon in Norway. The museum was closed for renovation but whatever we saw, it was breathtaking. The view from top overlooking Oslo was awesome. There was a simulter for people who wanted to get some feeling of ski jump. Also there was a zip line right from top to bottom for adventures people. Worth seeing...
    Visited June 2023
    Written August 5, 2023
  • John O
    Oslo, Norway9 contributions
    Really nice local attraction
    I live here so my review is somewhat biased. This is the best view of Oslo, especially on clear days! The areas around the ski museum and the ski jump are well kept, with lots of hiking trails, it's very pleasant. I've run up that hill now three times, and have been up there 5 times this summer. If you don't feel like being indoors (summer) I recomend walking around and seeing the other attractions in the area, or take a short hike in the woods. Watch for frisbees!! There is a frisbee golf course there too!
    Visited August 2023
    Written August 15, 2023
  • Coryy20
    Port of Spain, Trinidad4,837 contributions
    Nice view but foggy day
    The say I visited not much was happening . All we closed yet there were some visitors hanging around taking photos. There was no snow even though it was winter but without snow not much takes place there. There were a ski simulator but I didn't check it out. I walked around, enjoyed the view then left. I bet during summer it's nicer or when the snow and competing are taking place there. The train from the city plus one change got me to this location, just below the mountain. Then it's a little trek up the road to this site.
    Visited November 2022
    Traveled solo
    Written August 25, 2023
  • Lenard M
    Tartu, Estonia6 contributions
    Much better than expected
    This vastly exceeded my expectation. First, as others have noted, Metro Line 1 takes you up to Holmenkollen, and is worth doing all by itself. A short walk (well, not all that short, if physically impaired) takes you to the museum - where you can learn about the history of skis, skiing's importance in Norwegian culture (which you can appreciate even more in season, when dozens of schoolkids might board the metro with their skis!), and what wasn't clear when I decided to visit, a history of Arctic and Antarctic exploration, complete with original artifacts. This is a far more engaging learning experience than I had expected, one that even kept my teen interested (always a plus!). The museum ticket also permits you to ascend (by lift) the ski jump tower, a view down which might make you wonder how mere mortals might chance descending it on a couple of planks.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written February 8, 2024
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Chez Cossie
Barnet, UK89 contributions
Jan 2020
I'm not a ski fan, but if you are, this is fantastic for you. It covers all of Norway's history in its national sport, and shows progression and exhibits throughout various Winter Olympics. There's a great array of technical clothing and skis, if you're interested in seeing how technology in this field has developed over time, but the ultimate star is undoubtedly the Jump Tower.

It's worth the trip alone to see this, and to take a trip up on the funicular lift to the very top, and marvel at what the competitors have to do during competitions. Though warning: if you're scared of heights, brace yourself, because it IS a long way up.

Once you've completed your visit, you can buy a turn in the ski simulator, and (fake) see what it's like to participate in a slalom event or go down the ski jump itself.

Get the metro straight out of Oslo centre, and take in the stunning views as you climb up the hillside. The museum is about a 15 minute walk uphill once you get off the train, so don't walk it if you have an issue, otherwise it's worth it.
Written January 13, 2020
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Sylvia Swann
Oslo, Norway27 contributions
Jun 2019
With a huge fairytale slide, hidden rooms in caves and on top of them, and a wondrous cabin to play in, this room is a must for families when visiting the top of the hill. Once every hour or so an actress comes in to do a little play for the kids. Amazing!!
Written January 12, 2020
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corhiain
England, UK159 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
We were staying in the centre of Oslo and this was really easy to get to on the train. It was a bit of an uphill walk though after the train stop so just something to be aware of. Once there is a great museum, I wasn’t overly interested before going but loved going to the top of the ski jump and seeing the view over Oslo. Interesting museum with lots of historical ski related items. When we went we were lucky enough for there to be a ski competition on too so maybe worth looking to see if there is an event on as this made out day.
Written February 21, 2020
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Lenard M
Tartu, Estonia6 contributions
Feb 2024 • Family
This vastly exceeded my expectation. First, as others have noted, Metro Line 1 takes you up to Holmenkollen, and is worth doing all by itself. A short walk (well, not all that short, if physically impaired) takes you to the museum - where you can learn about the history of skis, skiing's importance in Norwegian culture (which you can appreciate even more in season, when dozens of schoolkids might board the metro with their skis!), and what wasn't clear when I decided to visit, a history of Arctic and Antarctic exploration, complete with original artifacts. This is a far more engaging learning experience than I had expected, one that even kept my teen interested (always a plus!). The museum ticket also permits you to ascend (by lift) the ski jump tower, a view down which might make you wonder how mere mortals might chance descending it on a couple of planks.
Written February 9, 2024
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zuv
Bucharest, Romania27,166 contributions
Apr 2022
The museum is small and not very spectacular. It has a nice section dedicated to children. What attracted me was the fact that the entrance ticket also offers you the opportunity to climb to the top of the ski jumping tower, from where you can see the whole city and the fjord.
Written May 11, 2022
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permia
Ireland40,818 contributions
Jun 2022
It’s a thrilling visit to a champion ski area and conveniently reached by metro.

In the fine exhibition hall a collection from explorer and polymath Fridtjof Nansen’s oeuvre is displayed. Other themes of explorations in artic and frozen territories are also shown.

It was thrilling to ascend to the high point of the ski jump. Panoramic vistas of the countryside and cityscape against the deep azure of the sky were fabulous.

An added treat was to see the zip wire in action, with adventurous partakers holding on tight while whizzing through the air.
Written August 13, 2022
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jaybeeFL
Palm Harbor, FL3,350 contributions
Jul 2023 • Couples
We were on a cruise ship tour that was running late so was restricted to 10-15 minutes once we arrived here. Spectacular views of Oslo from high atop the city but was unable to see the museum (it was closed) or take the zip line or try the simulator due to time constraints. Did get some great photos of the jump as well as the royals summer home adjacent to the jump area.
Written August 16, 2023
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Coryy20
Port of Spain, Trinidad4,837 contributions
Nov 2022 • Solo
The say I visited not much was happening . All we closed yet there were some visitors hanging around taking photos. There was no snow even though it was winter but without snow not much takes place there. There were a ski simulator but I didn't check it out. I walked around, enjoyed the view then left. I bet during summer it's nicer or when the snow and competing are taking place there. The train from the city plus one change got me to this location, just below the mountain. Then it's a little trek up the road to this site.
Written August 25, 2023
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Hannah
Nottinghamshire, UK49 contributions
Oct 2022
Fantastic way to start our first trip to Oslo. We took the T-bane to Holmenkollen and took a slow walk up a fairly steep hill, taking in the view as we walked. This took around 20 minutes. The entrance to the museum, jump tower and zipline is on the north side of the jump, just follow the signs. There is a great view of the jump itself and auditorium from this route. I agree with another reviewer - if you suffer from vertigo (the actual condition or a fear of heights!) then this is quite steep, especially on the steps down. Otherwise there is a barrier to lean on. There is a great museum leading you towards the jump tower that’s well worth looking at, including 5 models of the ski jump as it has evolved over the years. There is a lift up to the jump tower. As you get out of the lift, the zipline is to the right and to the left a great view of the jump, plus steps up to the very top. Beautiful views over Oslo and the surrounding hills. The worst bit for vertigo sufferers (I have the condition, where a turn of the head can cause room spin) is descending the stairs from the top to the floor below - all you can see is the jump below and everyone I saw was walking very slowly! Brilliant visit, I didn’t realise this was on my bucket list! Hope to return to do the zipline!
Written October 16, 2022
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John O
Oslo, Norway9 contributions
Aug 2023
I live here so my review is somewhat biased. This is the best view of Oslo, especially on clear days! The areas around the ski museum and the ski jump are well kept, with lots of hiking trails, it's very pleasant. I've run up that hill now three times, and have been up there 5 times this summer.

If you don't feel like being indoors (summer) I recomend walking around and seeing the other attractions in the area, or take a short hike in the woods. Watch for frisbees!! There is a frisbee golf course there too!
Written August 15, 2023
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