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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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Maridalsvannet - Oslo, Oslo, Norway
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took a Viking Biking tour Off the Beaten Path, and rode along the river, it is just an amazing area, calm, green, there is a waterfall, restaurants. I would highly recommend going there for a nice walk or bike ride. We went on a...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank almo52
Reviewed August 16, 2019

Akerselva River is Oslo's main river. It is not an attraction per se, but one of the things that creates the city special spirit. Walking is enjoyable, but the overall impression may depend [quite a bit] on the city area/district.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed August 11, 2019

This river that goes through Oslo is definitely worth visiting, taking a walk along it for an hour or two. There is lots of information about it (in English) -- just google it -- and there you will find a description of all the sights...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Catherine L S
Reviewed August 10, 2019

This river provides a nice little nature walk through the big city that most visitors might miss. Its worth checking out for those who have time and want to do some people watching and get a little exercise at the same time.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank MichaelK1887
Reviewed August 10, 2019

The riverwalk along the Akerselva River is a hidden gem in Oslo. We stayed in the Grunerlokka neighborhood and jumped right on the trail near the National Academy of the Arts. It's a peaceful oasis in Oslo passing by parks, cafes, apartment buildings, and businesses....More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Tribe93
Reviewed July 21, 2019

Amazing planning in an inner city. loved it. if weather is good, plan to take a dip and perhaps take or buy a picnic when you get off the T.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank nagindth
Reviewed July 2, 2019

Take the bus uphill and start walking downhill, along weirs, waterfalls and old mills. See young families with happy children enjoying the playgrounds along the way, the further down you get the more people you meet. The market hall is a good place for a...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 20, 2019 via mobile

We walked a short way along the river past the waterfall on our way back from the Grünerløkka neighbourhood. It was a nice way to see the real Oslo, you don't feel it is overrun by tourists.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank simmondsi
Reviewed June 16, 2019

Good to walk, look at the water, buildings nearby, citizens of Oslo with their kids, dogs.. Must see :)

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Dmitry T
Reviewed May 26, 2019

This river meanders through Oslo. It has a nice trail along one side of it. Excellent route for runners and walkers

Date of experience: May 2019
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Response from Zelandmark | 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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