Reach Olympic heights on the Kollensvevet zip-lineKollensvevet, Norway
Experience the sensation of whooshing down an Olympic ski slope without the risk of breaking your neck at the Kollensvevet zip-line, propped on top of Oslo’s Holmenkollen jumping tower.
The first ski competition here took place in 1892 and since then the structure has undergone 14 transformations to morph into the architectural curiosity it is today. Stand atop 100 tonnes of steel and take in the expansive views of Norway’s capital, then plummet 107 metres over a swift 361-metre distance. If that isn’t enough to get your heart pumping, boost the adrenaline factor by riding upside down.
You can access Kollensvevet by public transport or car. If you’re taking public transport, hop on the subway called Frognerseteren to Holmenkollen station. Once you’ve arrived, follow the signs to the Holmenkollen ski museum and jumping tower. It’s a wonderfully scenic route and you’ll have some incredible views. If driving is more your style, head to Kongeveien 5, 0787 Oslo.
Rides at Kollensvevet start at US$87, which includes entry to the ski museum.
There’s no age restrictions at Kollensvevet, so anyone can experience this epic zip-line.
Most of the helmets used are equipped to hold a GoPro, so you can keep a snapshot of the incredible views from on high for your photo collection.