Holmenkollen Ski Festival 2016

This is an annual skiing event held in Holmenkollen, Oslo, Norway.  The city hosts the FIS World Cup for ski competitions.

Holmenkollen Ski Festival 2016 When

It started in 1892 and has taken place every year since then except during World War II (1941 – 1945).  The event is arranged by Skiforeningen. It plays out on the ski slopes and is a popular destination for many travellers.

Holmenkollen Ski Festival 2016 What to Expect

Holmenkollen is not just a sporting venue – it is also a tourist town with a lot of history and beautiful surroundings. Its history would be of interest to skiiers.  Check out the capital Oslo and the surrounding fjords.  There is something for everyone.  People who are interested in outdoors and related sports would have a great time at Holmenkollen.  There is also a ski simulator where one can experience the ski jump without having to go down the real slopes.

Winter is the most important season at this venue.  The activities that one can expect are ski jumps, dog sledding, cross country skiing, winter games for the deaf, the slalom and the Ski Festival named for the town.

In the summer, events like swimming, cycling, marathons, fishing, dog and horse shows and summer ski jumping are held – people like to come out and enjoy the great weather after getting through a long winter.  Holmenkollen also hosts music concerts in the summer and it is broadcast in other European countries too.

Holmenkollen Ski Festival 2016 Other Attractions

Holmenkollen is most famous for its skiing.  There is a well laid out Ski Museum that one can visit and learn all about Norway’s 4000 years of skiing history and see exhibits of the oldest skiis and the one used by the royal family too.  The Museum is located under the Ski Jump.

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