Vikersund

The tour from Oslo to Vikersund

by train takes about 1h15 and costs 213.00 NOK (Price 2019).
You have to take the long-distance passenger train Oslo-Bergen, there is only one departure time:
12:03 from Oslo Central Station, return 17:54 from Vikersund.

The Vikersundbakken

is a ski flying hill in Vikersund.
The hill is regularly used for World Cup Jumping and Ski Flying World Championships.

The large ski flying hill in Vikersund

The large ski flying hill in Vikersund

Several years was the Vikersundbakken after Letalnica in Planica and the Heini Klopfer ski jump in Oberstdorf the third largest jump in the world.
That changed in 2010, as a conversion of HS 207 to HS 225 took place and the Vikersundbakken thus made the largest ski jump worldwide.

On 11 February 2011, the Norwegian Johan Remen Evensen jumped in training with 243 meters first unofficial world record, he could outdo himself with a jump of 246.5 meters in the qualifying round. In 2015 the world record was improved by Anders Fannemel (NOR) to 251.5 meters.

Update:
March 18, 2017 was the day of world records. First, Robert Johansson (NOR) improved the existing record to 252 meters, then increased Stefan Kraft (AUT) to 253.5 meters!

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