Venue

Holmenkollen Park Hotel 

NCS 2019 will be held at the Holmenkollen Park Hotel which is located more than 350 metres (1,150 ft) above sea level, offering unique views of the city and the fjord. The hotel is unique, known for its individual architecture, and a history dating back to 1894. 

You can book hotel rooms (to special rates) through the registration site.

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With its location right next to the famous Holmenkollen Ski Jump, the Ski museum, and Nordmarka forest, there are outdoor activities to suit everybody. There are miles of hiking trails right on your doorstep, and bikes you can borrow for free. In winter you can head straight out onto the World Championship ski trails that stretch into the Nordmarka forest. Oslo Vinterpark is only few minutes from the hotel, and in the summer you can put your fear of heights to the test at one of Norway’s biggest climbing parks.

Scandic Holmenkollen Park is situated about 10 km from the Oslo city centre, close to the Holmenkollen Station on the Frognerseteren metro line 1. It takes about 10 min to walk to the Holmenkollen metro station from the hotel, a bit longer from the station to the hotel, because it is quite steep up-hill all the way. Metro tickets can be purchased at the station through vending machines (Ruter #). Here one also can buy day passes. A one-way ticket costs NOK 35 and lasts for 1 hr. From Holmenkollen to Oslo city centre it takes about 25 min by metro.

Guests have access to a well-equipped gym and a pool, as well as to a wellness centre with a variety of treatments available. Business travelers can use a business centre, a meeting room and a photocopier available on site. 

Dining options include the gourmet restaurant De Fem Stuer, which meets the expectations of even the most demanding guests. Simpler alternatives for those who are looking for something quicker and more informal are offered at the Kollen Bar K120 – perfect to end a busy day with something to drink. Casual bistro dining is offered at Scandic’s Park Café located within the hotel lobby. 

The property comprises of fashionable rooms, including superior plus queen room, superior king room and standard family room appointed with free Wi-Fi, an in-room safe, climate control, cable TV and a fridge.

The rooms have a beautiful view over the street and come with en suite bathrooms featuring a shower, a hairdryer and complimentary toiletries

The building was designed by Balthazar Lange and is regarded as one of the prime examples of Dragestil («Dragon Style»), a style of design and architecture that originated in Norway and was widely used principally between 1880 and 1910. It was originally built as a sanatorium for the treatment of tuberculosis patients (by Dr. Ingebrigt Christian Holm).

After it burned down in 1914, the sanatorium use converted into use as a hotel. During World War II, the hotel was in possession of German officials. The hotel was modernized in 1948, and again in 1982, before the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 1982. The latest renovation was completed in 1991, when the hotel was expanded with a conference center designed by Gabriel Finne. The interior decorations include paintings by famous Norwegian painters, such as Gerhard Munthe and Theodor Kittelsen.