The Biathlon World Cup Final organized by Holmenkollen Skifestival is not only about what is happening in the course and on the shooting range. This page will take you through our spectator areas and what you can find in the arena.

We recommend arriving at the arena early to experience the great atmosphere before the races begin. All arena and trackside tickets are unnumbered, so early birds will be able to pick and choose from the best positions in the stands.

Arena opening times:

Thursday 16 March – 13:00
Friday 17 March – 13:00
Saturday 18 March – 10:00
Sunday 19 March – 10:00


Holmenkollen has two stands; the North Stand and the South Stand, and two other ticketed zones; VM-Haugen and Kapellskogen. All areas have access to food and drinks, view of a big screen and sound from the arena speakers.

There are two “festival streets” with plenty of food trucks, merchandise and activities, and our spectator tent can be found close to the Main Entrance in Festival Street South. This is also the place for our Afterski after the competitions on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Access to Afterski should be purchased in advance, and you have to be older than 18 years to enter. The tent closes at 23:00.

NORTH STAND: The North Stand has a capacity of 4500 people, and takes you close to all the drama. From here you have a good view of the shooting range, and you are very close to the finish line.

ARENA – VM-HAUGEN: VM-Haugen gives you the perfect combination of a biathlon arena and the feeling of being out in the woods. From here you have a good view of the stadium and the targets, as well as the start and finish of the races.

ARENA – KAPELLSKOGEN: The World Cup is an experience for everyone – including the youngest! While the adults watch the drama taking place in the arena, we offer activities to entertain the kids in Kapellskogen. Activities include lazer shooting, face paint, quiz and an exciting trail.

VIP (SOUTH STAND): If you want a more exclusive experience in Holmenkollen, then a VIP ticket is the thing for you. The VIP lounge is in the second floor of our spectator tent, and you will have access to the South Stand. Read more about our VIP offer here.