Holmenkollen is one of Norway’s busiest ski resorts, its popularity bolstered by its international ski jump, a gargantuan affair that dwarfs its surroundings. A mountain of metal steps leads up to the top of the ski jump from where the view down is, for most people, horrifyingly steep. It seems impossible that the tiny bowl at the bottom could pull the skier up in time – or that anyone could possibly want to jump off in the first place. When competition skiers aren’t hurling themselves off it, the ski jump can be visited as part of the Skimuseet (Ski Museum), whose various exhibits explore the history of skiing at some length, and there’s a Ski Simulator here as well.

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