Holmenkollen is the gateway to Nordmarka, one of the city’s most popular hiking areas. It takes around 20-30 minutes to reach the area by subway from downtown Oslo. Here you will find the Holmenkollen ski jumping hill, Norway’s most-visited tourist attraction and one of its most modern ski jumps. The observation deck at the top of the ski jump offers panoramic vistas of Oslo.
Inside the mountain, under the Holmenkollen ski jumping hill, you find Oslo’s Ski Museum, the world’s oldest such museum dedicated to skiing. Here you can explore 4,000 years of skiing history and see equipment used by the great polar explorers as well as an exhibition about snowboarding and modern skiing. During the winter season, several national and international skiing and ski jumping events are hosted in the area. The local Skiing Association also offers ski schools and guided tours.