Holmenkollen Ski Museum
Holmenkollen Ski Museum
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 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
    105 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
    Travelled with family
    Written 26 July 2023
  • BalkrishnaShroff
    Mumbai, India23,944 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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 5 August 2023
  • John O
    Oslo, Norway11 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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 15 August 2023
  • Coryy20
    Port of Spain, Trinidad6,373 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
    Travelled solo
    Written 25 August 2023
  • Lenard M
    Tartu, Estonia10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
    Travelled with family
    Written 8 February 2024
  • rtdood
    Manchester, United Kingdom790 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Modern with lots of interactives to keep adults and children entertained
    Easy to get to from the city centre, just take the metro line 1 after which there is a short but steep walk up to the top where the museum sits. It's a very beautiful journey if the weather permits. The museum is very modern and new and actually comprises of many interactives for adults and children to keep entertained. This included practice pulling a mock expedition sled to see how heavy these can be, as well as a variety of different interactive games. The museum is built across 2 floors and is not large by any means, but not small either. There is still enough to keep the adults engaged however as there are still information boards and displays detailing various Antarctic and Artic expeditions such as the equipment used, clothing and how the exploration of the polar regions developed. The upper floor consists of a section about climate change (again with some interactives) as well as about the origins of alpine skiing and relevance to Norway's pursuit of the outdoor sport together with development of the Holmenkollen Ski Jump site over the previous decades to cater for the Olympics. The 2nd floor also includes access to the lift to take you to the top of the ski tower, which if on a nice day, offers some great views. In all I spent about 60-90 minutes here, could have been closer to 2 hours if I read all the interactive information screens round the museum, but an interesting experience none the less. They have a light and airy modern café with seating near the entrance and a large shop as well.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 4 March 2024
  • ClaireWithLove
    1,668 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Taking the Metro to Holmenkollen
    The Oslo Metro uses online tickets from the RuterBillett mobile ticket app. Buy your ticket shortly before you board since it has a time limit unlike the normal train tickets that give you an hour. You will likely only need to buy the ticket from your initial train metro stop but not back again. The metro was clean and felt safe at least when we were there with all the people going to the ski festival. There is no bathroom in the Holmenkollen metro station. Holmenkollen ski museum, ski jump, ski area is a 10 - 20 minute steep up hill walk from the Holmenkollen metro stop. I walk on a 5 degree incline on my treadmill and the all uphill climb felt more like a 10 degree incline in spots. It took me 10 minutes to walk downhill from the ski jump to the metro and 20 minutes to walk up (with breaks) to the cross country ski area which was past the ski jump area. If it is snowy and icy, you will need ice cleats to get to the ski area since the uphill walk would be slippery. There is gravel for traction. Just be careful coming downhill, since it can also cause your foot to slide on the gravel. As you walk uphill, you will come to a fork with signs pointing to a ski arena two different ways. Take the path to the left if you want to go to the ski jump and cross country area. The path on the right was totally blocked off by barriers so we could not cross the street during the World Cup Cross Country Ski Festival. It led up the mountain to the less expensive seats where the fights occurred in March 2024, not down in the stadium areas. To cross the street we had to back track to the bridge to cross the road. The Homenkollen ski jump is very impressive. The steps are steep and the concrete seating is cold. Bring something to sit on that will provide cushion and insulation from the cold. For the cross country area, the seating is metal grates crisscrossed and open to any wind and cold. At the ski jump area, there are porta potties to the left of the restaurant. At the Cross country area, the porta potties are to the far right of the arena. The cross country area is located up around a small hill past the ski jump area.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 17 March 2024
  • Sonja
    Trondheim, Norway18 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice Viewpoint
    We weren’t really interested in the ski museum, only in the jump tower. However I felt like the museum was rather brief. The jump tower allows a nice view over the city in sunny days. Also it’s crazy to see the start perspective of ski jumpers. All in all I felt like it was rather expensive to go up. With the family price being 475 kroner and adult ticket prices 190 kroner. The student discount is 20 kroner, so not that much of a discount. Student discounts, generally, seem to not be as common in Oslo as in other cities.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 24 April 2024
  • kdjama
    Perth, Australia43 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth the visit, and the fabulous view from the tower
    This exceeded expectations. We caught the train up for the view, and were planning to skip the museum but it was all one ticket The museum talks about then history is skiing in Norway and its cultural and military significance. There aid also a display on arctic and Antarctic exploration
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 12 May 2024
  • Bandyrobs
    London, United Kingdom276 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Spectacular setting but so busy!
    As a ski nut and particularly cross country skiing I was looking forward to visiting HolmenKollen. The journey by train from Oslo S was brilliant, passing through urban Oslo on a Saturday morning. From the station you have a fairly tough paved climb up to the ski centre, so be prepared to get a bit puffed out! The setting is spectacular with great views of the city below. We paid to visit the top of the jump tower which includes access to the museum first. I expected the museum to be about ski jumping and cross country being that it is actually built in to the tower, but no, it is mainly about artic exploration which you would have already learnt about if you had visited the Fram museum. We then joined the queue for the lift up and waited..and waited. A quick calculation of lift time x people in queue meant that I estimated we would be waiting for 2 hours! Something the ticket lady did not say. We left the queue and asked for a refund which we got. As the weather was lovely we then spent an hour or so walking around surrounding woodland and ski tracks.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 15 May 2024
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Roy K
Turlock, CA83 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Friends
Our family had a great time at the museum. They have done a great job. The young kids also enjoyed the children’s playroom. We topped it off with the elevator to the top of the ski jump.
Written 10 July 2024
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Seetheworld253
Arlington, VA206 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Very cool museum, easy to get to on the tram system. But, be prepared to walk up a steep hill but it is very worthwhile. If you don't like heights you don't have to take the elevator to the very top as you enter the park midway up anyway. Nice climate change museum on this level as well.
Written 14 June 2024
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NemoTraveler
Aarhus, Denmark711 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
The Holmenkollen hill is located about 30 minutes from downtown Oslo. Excellent public transport makes it easy to reach the nearby station.

We visited on a clear and sunny day and enjoyed some great views of the fjord and the city during our walk from the station to the museum and the jump.

The museum is excellent and in particular we liked the informative polar expedition exhibits.
Written 9 June 2024
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Emma P
Colchester, UK73 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
First thing to say is it is a much much further walk than described from the station and if you have anyone considering it who is unfit, struggles with uphill walking or small children, DO NOT GO! It is also misleading as to where it is and not very well sign-posted. Firstly we went to something that wasn’t open, then up a steep gravel path which only took us to the bottom of the slope. (This took 15 minutes up hill walking) The actual entrance is another 10-15 minute walk around a long path or up very very steep steps on the side of the jump! Having said all of that, once there, very well done and the views and experience very good. I am not sure that it would be quite the same in peak season though as it would be very crowded and long queues for the lift.
Written 27 May 2024
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tinacaro
United States114 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
We attend as part of a tour and were disappointed that we didn’t have time for the museum.

The ski jump was fascinating. We enjoyed it more than we thought we would.

They have a ski jump and down hill skiing simulator for around $11 I think. My daughter loved it.
Written 25 May 2024
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Bandyrobs
London, UK276 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
As a ski nut and particularly cross country skiing I was looking forward to visiting HolmenKollen. The journey by train from Oslo S was brilliant, passing through urban Oslo on a Saturday morning. From the station you have a fairly tough paved climb up to the ski centre, so be prepared to get a bit puffed out! The setting is spectacular with great views of the city below. We paid to visit the top of the jump tower which includes access to the museum first. I expected the museum to be about ski jumping and cross country being that it is actually built in to the tower, but no, it is mainly about artic exploration which you would have already learnt about if you had visited the Fram museum. We then joined the queue for the lift up and waited..and waited. A quick calculation of lift time x people in queue meant that I estimated we would be waiting for 2 hours! Something the ticket lady did not say. We left the queue and asked for a refund which we got. As the weather was lovely we then spent an hour or so walking around surrounding woodland and ski tracks.
Written 15 May 2024
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kdjama
Perth, Australia43 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
This exceeded expectations. We caught the train up for the view, and were planning to skip the museum but it was all one ticket
The museum talks about then history is skiing in Norway and its cultural and military significance.
There aid also a display on arctic and Antarctic exploration
Written 12 May 2024
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Sonja
Trondheim, Norway18 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
We weren’t really interested in the ski museum, only in the jump tower. However I felt like the museum was rather brief. The jump tower allows a nice view over the city in sunny days. Also it’s crazy to see the start perspective of ski jumpers. All in all I felt like it was rather expensive to go up. With the family price being 475 kroner and adult ticket prices 190 kroner. The student discount is 20 kroner, so not that much of a discount. Student discounts, generally, seem to not be as common in Oslo as in other cities.
Written 24 April 2024
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WendyMcL13
Shandon, UK451 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Take photos when sky is clear!
We looked at the fab views from the train window all the way up from Nationaltheatret to Holmenkollen but didn’t take photos. By time we got to ski museum level the mist had descended making it impossible to see more than 10-15 metres ahead.
It’s an easy ride 13 stops and then uphill walk.
There is a choice to make after you walk up first approx 100 metres from Holmenkollen station. We went right & were able to take photos of bottom of ski jump & the Troll across the road. We then retraced our steps to go left & uphill to the ski museum entrance.
Very poor visibility then so no point for us to try to see a view from top.
There are toilets, somewhere to eat & a shop.
I think they need a few more signposts to help tourists find their way.
Written 29 March 2024
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ClaireWithLove
Germantown, MD1,668 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
The Oslo Metro uses online tickets from the RuterBillett mobile ticket app. Buy your ticket shortly before you board since it has a time limit unlike the normal train tickets that give you an hour. You will likely only need to buy the ticket from your initial train metro stop but not back again. The metro was clean and felt safe at least when we were there with all the people going to the ski festival. There is no bathroom in the Holmenkollen metro station.

Holmenkollen ski museum, ski jump, ski area is a 10 - 20 minute steep up hill walk from the Holmenkollen metro stop. I walk on a 5 degree incline on my treadmill and the all uphill climb felt more like a 10 degree incline in spots. It took me 10 minutes to walk downhill from the ski jump to the metro and 20 minutes to walk up (with breaks) to the cross country ski area which was past the ski jump area. If it is snowy and icy, you will need ice cleats to get to the ski area since the uphill walk would be slippery. There is gravel for traction. Just be careful coming downhill, since it can also cause your foot to slide on the gravel.

As you walk uphill, you will come to a fork with signs pointing to a ski arena two different ways. Take the path to the left if you want to go to the ski jump and cross country area. The path on the right was totally blocked off by barriers so we could not cross the street during the World Cup Cross Country Ski Festival. It led up the mountain to the less expensive seats where the fights occurred in March 2024, not down in the stadium areas. To cross the street we had to back track to the bridge to cross the road.

The Homenkollen ski jump is very impressive. The steps are steep and the concrete seating is cold. Bring something to sit on that will provide cushion and insulation from the cold.

For the cross country area, the seating is metal grates crisscrossed and open to any wind and cold.

At the ski jump area, there are porta potties to the left of the restaurant. At the Cross country area, the porta potties are to the far right of the arena. The cross country area is located up around a small hill past the ski jump area.
Written 17 March 2024
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