Oslo is one of the few capitals in the world where you can ski within the city limits. And it’s not just for amateurs — the Winter Olympics and various world championships have been held here. During the winter season, no one is surprised to see people in ski clothing carrying their skis in the metro; these people are simply on their way to Holmenkollen. The slopes are just a 20-minute metro ride away.
The world-famous Holmenkollen ski jump is not what it used to be. Since 1892, ski jumping championships have been held here and the highest point in Oslo has been completely renovated 19 times. The current version is the only steel ski jump in the world. It weighs 100 tonnes and has a height of 64 metres. The season runs from December to the end of March. And, when there’s no snow, there’s always the ski jumping simulator. The adjacent Ski Museum, founded in 1923, is the oldest ski museum in the world. The museum admission price includes the climb to the top of the jump — not to mention a fantastic view of the city.