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The thrill of victory, without the agony of defeat!
Looking for a truly unique adventure? Look no further. The exhilaration of zipping down the almost 1,200-foot Holmenkollen ski jump is a thrill like no other. Only in Oslo!
This exciting day begins with a pickup at the cruise ship pier or hotel. Then, with your guide providing commentary about the city, you'll board Oslo's subway system for a scenic 30-minute ride to the incredible Holmenkollen ski jump. Be prepared for a steep, half-mile climb from the subway stop to the ski jump.
Although renovated over the years and totally rebuilt in 2010, this ski jump has hosted the 1952 Winter Olympics and the Holmenkollen Ski Festival since 1892, highlighting the cultural importance of ski jumping in Norway.
Arriving at the top of the ski jump, you'll find fantastic views of Oslo in every direction, worth the trip alone if there wasn't something else on your agenda. As you prepare for your trip down the hill, your helpful, friendly assistants will explain the procedure, and make sure your gear is secure before you begin your zip. You can proceed with confidence as the braking system at the bottom of the jump will ensure a safe experience and a happy landing.
From the first big step off the platform, the adrenaline rush begins and continues as you fly down the jump, experiencing the same thrill felt by thousands of ski jumpers throughout the years. Although it's unlikely there will be 70,000 cheering fans filling the stands as you zip down this incredible work of engineering, glory is its own reward. Upon reaching the bottom, in addition to a sense of accomplishment and well-deserved pride, you'll understand why ski jumping holds such a special place in the hearts of Norwegians.
Moving on, you'll visit the ski museum, conveniently located underneath the ski jump. Here you'll learn about 4,000 years of ski jumping history and Norwegian polar exploration as well as an exhibition on snowboarding and modern skiing.
- For safety reasons, this tour does not operate during thunderstorms, rain, and strong winds.
- You will have the option to ride the ski simulator (cost not included in tour price).
- There is a minimum weight of 66 pounds and a maximum weight of 240 pounds for this tour.
- Please be aware the walk from the subway stop to the ski jump is a strenuous walk on a steep incline that takes approximately 10-15 minutes. Please make sure you are able to complete this walk of approximately 1/2 mile before booking this tour.
Days offered: 7 days a week