Norway is a proud skiing nation and the cross-country discipline is considered the country’s national sport. Now throw in a bunch of rifles and you have the Biathlon, an Olympic discipline where participants combine physical strength with the calm focus of precision shooting.
Yes, this is as adrenaline-pumping as it sounds. And you can watch the best of the best as the Biathlon World Cup Final hits Oslo in late March. It’s an exciting climax to the local ski festival of jumping and other Nordic disciplines that takes place over the preceding two weeks.
The action is centred on the city’s iconic Holmenkollen ski jump, where the atmosphere is always ecstatic around the large arena as fans gather from around the world.
Each day of the competition features different categories for men and women, while Sunday’s mass start will be a spectacle of its own. Tickets are unnumbered, so arrive early to secure yourself the best spot to catch all the action. And what better way to end the day than at the après-ski event?