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Akerselva River

Maridalsvannet - Oslo, Oslo, Norway
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The river Akerselva runs from Maridalsvannet through the centre of Oslo and into the Oslo Fjord. The river is 8 km of recreation, through forests and industrial history, fishing, swimming and several waterfalls. The highest waterfall is next to Honse-Lovisas hus (a small, red house) and the Beier bridge.
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“nice walk” (9 reviews)
“dog walkers” (2 reviews)
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Maridalsvannet - Oslo, Oslo, Norway
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"nice walk"
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"technical museum"
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"dog walkers"
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"nice parks"
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"different parts"
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"starting point"
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"city centre"
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"modern architecture"
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"during summer"
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"central station"
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"oslo fjord"
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"visiting oslo"
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"paths"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When you start walking close to Hausmanns Gate & Christian Kroghs Gate there is like drug addicts (hard drugs like heroin and so on) on every corner. We found empty injections in front of our airbnb in Christians kroghs Gate and the park between the...More

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Sverre L, Styremedlem at Akerselva River, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

The river Akerselva is 8,2 km long. I agree that the lowest part, a few hundred meters of the river - could be problematic.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were so fortunate to stay in a hotel (Aker) right next to this riverine parkway. Visiting a city can be hectic with traffic an hot pavement - but here is relief. We followed it as far as we could, both ways, sometimes taking side...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fantastic day walking alongside this river from the north to the south. We started almost at the beginning near the Norsk Teknisk Museum, but if it that is too far up north for you than I would suggest traveling to Nydalen station...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thanks to other TA members, we decided to try this walk. It was warm weather and this made it more enjoyable. We caught the t-ban to Nydalen station which is a good starting point to walk back towards the city. Due to the warm weather...More

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Reviewed 27 May 2018

really peaceful lounge in the heart of oslo. lots of places to relax and chill out. in the fall you can see huge salomon jumping in the waterfalls.

Thank Tarje H
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Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

The one river that goes through the city. And if you want to have a nice walk, this trail is a good trail to follow!

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Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

When you follow this river you will discover a world with impressing waterfalls but also lovely modern architecture, historic buildings and nice parks. We started at Vøyenfallene and then cycled downstairs to the city centre. We were surprised at every corner. This is a must...More

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Reviewed 23 January 2018

A well laid out footpath the length of this river makes for easy walking, through an interesting area of lake and woodland and in the lower stretches through areas of interesting old industrial buildings, some them converted to modern homes. It was along this river...More

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Reviewed 3 January 2018

Resembling the Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas somewhat. I can imagine this place being vibrant with people during summer when the surrounding trees are lush and green.

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Reviewed 23 December 2017

Get yourself up to Maridalsvannet. The main supplier of drinking water to the city of Oslo. Walk by the river. Take a swim in the summer. Experience the transgression from countryside to city life within the hour. Beautiful ! And end the trip in Oslo’s...More

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msrnie
30 October 2016|
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Response from Sverre L | Property representative |
Akerselva is shorter and more narrow. No boats can travel the river. The river is also "wilder", due to obstacles and waterfalls. The river starts from the lake where Oslo get its drinking water, and you can follow the river... More
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