Holmenkollen (Oslo)

Oslo’s, Norges  og kanskje verdens best kjente hoppbakke er ‘Holmenkollbakken‘ med røtter tilbake til 1892! Og bakken er fortsatt i bruk.

Oslo’s, Norways and perhaps the worlds most renowned ski jumping site is the ‘Holmenkollbakken’ with roots going back as far as 1892, and it is still in use!

Picture 10222Bakken er ombygget så mye som 19 ganger, siste gang i 2011 og har idag et kritisk punkt på 120 meter og en offisiell bakkerekord på 141,4 meter
(A. Kofler)

Idag fremstår bakken som et bærende element i en ‘skipark’ som inkluderer et omfattende løypenett i området rundt bakken.
Picture 10239Through the years the hill has been rebuilt as many as 19 times, last time in 2011, and today it has a critical point of 120 meters and boast a hill record of 141,5 meter (A. Kofler).
Today the hill is a centerpiece in a large ski park including an extensive nuber of tracks throughout the area.

I løpet av året er det meningen at bakken skal få plastbelegg slik at man kan trene, evt. avholde hopprenn året rundt.

During this year the plan is to develope the hill with a plastic covering, allowing for summer training or hosting summer championships.

Picture 10210I gamle dager kunne man oppleve at rundt 120 000 mennesker gikk på sine ben fra centrum og opp i Holmenkollen for å overvære den tradisjonelle ‘Holmenkollsøndagen’. Mange av dem kom ikke inn og måtte se rennet på avstand fra hva vi kalte ‘Gratishaugen’

In the old days one could witness that as much as 120 000 people were walking from the center of Oslo and up the hill to ‘Holmenkollen’ in order to witness the ‘Holmenkollen Games’ on the traditional ‘Holmenkollen Sunday’. Of course, many of them never had tickets and were obliged to watch the games from a distance from what we called ‘Gratishaugen’

Picture 10224I dag er det helt andre som beskuer ‘Holmenkoll-lekene’ fra ‘Gratishaugen’. Området er for lengst annektert av ‘Holmenkolltrollet’ med sin familie –

Today there are quite different clientele who watches the Holmenkollen Games from ‘Gratishaugen’: The ‘Holmenkollen Troll’ and his family has moved into the area!

Herfra kan man også se ‘Holmenkollen kapell’, en meget populær stopp på en søndags formiddag –

Picture 10228From ‘Gratishaugen’ you may get a good view of ‘Holmenkollen chapel’ which is a popular stop on a Sunday morning –

Vår fhv. Kong Olav trivdes godt i dette området og kunne ofte påtreffes på ski fulgt av sin gode turkamerat: puddelen ‘Tootsie’.
Picture 10235bOur former king: King Olav V thrived in these woods and could often be seen skiing in the area, always accompanied by his good friend: the poodle ‘Tootsie’. And he often visited the near by chapel!

Litt lenger oppe i terrenget finner vi ‘Frognersetera’, et naturlig stoppested for nordmenn på søndagstur
Picture 10258A bit higher (above Holmenkollen) we find ‘Frognersetera’, a popular lunch stop for Norwegians on a Sunday trip in the woods

Og ‘Tryvannstårnet’ som sørget for TV-dekningen til Oslo-området i den analoge tidsalder. Nå snakker man om å bygge det om til en roterende restaurant –Picture 10268

And the ‘Tryvann tower’, which was responsible for transmitting TV -signals to Oslo through ‘the analoge age’, but where they now plan to convert it into a rotating restaurant –

Og det er jo egentlig lite å utsette på utsikten fra dette området?
Picture 10262
And – there really isn’t much wrong with the view from these parts –

Now, – if you feel like seeing more pictures from Norway, I suggest you check my front page under ‘Geographic Zones’, ore you may try one of the hyperlinks below?

(Compliments of SRB )

Hvis du gjerne ser flere bilder fra Norge, vennligst sjekk min forside under ‘Geographic Zones’, eller forsøk en av hyperlinkene under:
KJERRINGVIK  –  SOLVORN   – TROLLSTIGEN  –  TROLLSTIGEN

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4 Responses to Holmenkollen (Oslo)

  1. Paula says:

    A lovely shot of ‘Holmenkollen chapel🙂

  2. allesistgut says:

    Very beautiful report again. Love these quiet winter photos. Last time I was at Holmenkollen was 3 years ago. It was a cold and sunny Sunday (!).🙂 And we ate in the Finstua at Frognersetra. Delicious. 1995 I was on the top of the old Holmenkollen ski-jump. It was very impressive and the view were so unique. A really beautiful place.

    • Thank you! Of course, if you are lucky enough to have been there (and other places) such reports as mine will carry more weight refreshing your memories🙂
      But perhaps others will decide to come? It is no doubt an experience for life looking out from the top. Perhaps especially if you are standing there with skies strapped to your feet😀

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