The most dedicated Norwegian skiing fans always show up in Holmenkollen a week before the annual World Cup
event to claim the best spots. Couches and tents gradually start forming camps along the traditional skiing course cutting through the Oslo forest. On the Thursday, one day before the first competition, the camps are brimming with life. When the first campfires are made, and the forest smells of grilled hotdogs and strong coffee, everything is set for two successive weekends in what is lovingly referred to as ‘Kollen’.