Holmenkollen and the Ski Museum in Oslo
Explore Norway's national sport – and visit Oslo's best panoramic views at the same time.
Skiing is Norway's national sport, and in the Ski Museum – built into the mountain below the famous Holmenkollen ski jump – you can explore 4,000 years of skiing history.
The museum houses nearly 2,500 pairs of skis, showing their evolution from the oldest found in bogs to modern versions – including several that have belonged to famous skiers and the Norwegian royal family. You can also explore an exciting exhibition of equipment from Fridtjof Nansen and Roald Amundsen's polar expeditions.
The youngest members of the family can play in Blåkollen, a magical children's universe with slides, playhouses and exciting corners.
Once you've had your fill of the museum, take the lift up to the plateau at the top of the ski tower. From here, you can enjoy a stunning panoramic view of the capital – and marvel at the brave skiers who dare to hurtle down the high hill at incredible speed!