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Cool’n crazy sights in Norway Nr. 10 Oslo’s Holmenkollen

Cool’n crazy sights in Norway Nr. 10 Oslo’s Holmenkollen

Today I was planning to go skiing. In Oslo. Because that is now possible. At the Holmenkollen hill. The Norwegians build a classy ramp for high speed ski jumping.

Holmenkollbakken is the name of the ski hill, reserved for ski jumping pros. Who head down the world’s toughest downhill slope.

I was thrilled, prepared to shoot down the slope, like a real pro at 130km/h, without second thoughts, ready to push my athletic body to the limits, brave enough to challenge death and the world records for ski jumping.

The sky is the limit, really, when sitting inside the Holmenkollen ski simulator.

But once we got up the bleacher, happy to have reached the top of Holmenkollen, things started to get weird and… it all went downhill from there.

bleacher ski jumping hill Holmenkollen Oslo Norway spectator on the bleacher ski jumping hill Holmenkollen Oslo Norway

 

I think it is because I met this troll, who put a spell on me.

ski jumping hill Holmenkollen Oslo Norway

 

The troll said that he is going to close the Holmenkollen ski simulator, so I won’t be able to ski jump, but attend to equally exciting matters.

ski simulator ski jumping hill Holmenkollen Oslo Norway

 

First, I couldn’t resits but to fall in love with an Eskimo.

eskimo at ski jumping hill Holmenkollen Oslo Norway

 

Then, ski pros appeared out of nowhere, jumping over my head.

ski simulator ski jumping hill Holmenkollen Oslo Norway

 

Tomek tried imaginary skiing.

ski jumping hill Holmenkollen Oslo Norway

 

Confusing signs popped up and I failed miserably to ‘walk outside paved or groomed surfaces’.

sign at ski jumping hill Holmenkollen Oslo Norway

 

After that, deservingly, I encountered a splashing surprise, a nasty dropping from the sky. Birds. Ugh.

bird dropping ski jumping hill Holmenkollen Oslo Norway

 

By that time, Tomek was eager to start at the ongoing sports event.

ski jumping hill Holmenkollen Oslo Norway

 

Luckily,  I was able to undue the spell by rubbing troll’s nose. He told me to take up start position, to start over again.

troll at ski jumping hill Holmenkollen Oslo Norway start at ski jumping hill Holmenkollen Oslo Norway

 

Reset and go!

start at ski jumping hill Holmenkollen Oslo Norway

 

Finally, I tried not to disappoint and behave like a proper tourist. I took time to read the record lists for best ski jumps, carefully and thoroughly.

record list ski jumping hill Holmenkollen Oslo Norway

 

And at last, it was time for the compulsory couple picture. Ta-da!

ski jumping hill Holmenkollen Oslo Norway

 

Looking closer at the picture, I could see master troll hiding in the woods. Practise for your trip to Norway and try to spot the troll!

ski jumping hill Holmenkollen Oslo Norway

 

If you are still planning to travel to Norway after this post, then you need to know more about mischievous trolls and some hairy Norwegian architecture.

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