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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...more
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We stumbled across this river the last time we were in Oslo. Lovely peaceful spot and you can spend several hours walking quietly beside this river as it meanders through Oslo. Some nice water falls too.

Thank Stuart153Seaforde
Reviewed 6 days ago

A guided river walk that was organised by the tourism office of Oslo had us discover this totally different part of the city. The vibes are great as it is mainly local people here. The more upstream we went the more students we crossed paths...More

Thank bestregards f
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Akerselva flows through the outskirts of Oslo and you can walk along the river and end up right behind the main bus station, with Oslo S train station a few minutes further on (via footbridge). It is a haven of peace and tranquility, ideal...More

Thank apars0n
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We caught the bus to Nydalen and walked back to the city. Could do with some signage at the bus terminus as it wasn't immediately obvious which way the river was. Just cross the main road and work your way through the office buildings and...More

Thank AB9999
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was a beautiful walking tour. The river is beautiful and lots of pretty scenery around it. Ducks are everywhere. Salmon fishing. Sights all along the route. Very peaceful, calm walk.

Thank JLynn56
Reviewed 31 July 2018

We took the tram #12 to Kjelsas and walked to the Maridalsvannet lake. There we were informed by a local that you cannot walk right to the lake shore or even swim in the lake because it is a source of drinking water for Oslo....More

Thank DraganZdovc
Sverre L, Director at Akerselva River, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2018

We agree! Akerselva is a key to understand Oslo. Thanks for sharing!

Reviewed 24 July 2018

Find the waterfalls and stroll the park around them, very peaceful and attractive. A lot of history on both sides of the river.

Thank IntlMysteryMan
Reviewed 14 July 2018 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 14 July 2018

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

Reviewed 8 July 2018

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

Thank timmind
Reviewed 30 June 2018 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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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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