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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 4 days ago

Start at the top (as far as you manage) and walk down by the river to get a fantastic view of the beautiful city. Several cafe's and restaurants along the river.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank denEldre
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the entire walk from Oslo centre up to Kjelsås, a distance of 9km. The footpath follow Aker River and takes you through various parts of Oslo. There are several places to stop for a snack along the way. The path can be done...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Nils G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bus from Oslo S to Kjelsås st, and walking to Maridalsvannet and further back to the centrum of Oslo. A very interesting trip which I recomend everybody!

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Henning I
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked the path along the Akerselva river from Mathallen to it's end just north of the train and bus station. My purpose was to see / take pictures of the Barcode buildings near the end. It was a very pleasant walk. Lots of other...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Ed C
Reviewed March 22, 2019

Too many restaurants and cafeer. Overcrowded. Not to be recognized - everything has been transformert to the worse!!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Lars H
Reviewed March 15, 2019

Take the undergrouund to Nydalen (or higher up) and walk down the river to the Oslo Opera house. You can see how the industrial revolution shaped Oslo, and how the city has changed since then. There are many cafes and resting places along the route....More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed November 7, 2018

take a walk along the river from city center all the way to the end, very popular, Nice places to rest and visit on your way. ex. 'Mathallen' (the Foodhous), 'Teknisk museum', available all seasons.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank maychumc
Reviewed September 30, 2018

We used public transportation to get up to the Beierbrua waterfall and then walked back down into the center of Oslo. We were there when a festival was going on, so it was quite lively, but you can also see how this would be a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 23, 2018 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.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Stuart153Seaforde
Reviewed September 19, 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
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msrnie
October 29, 2016|
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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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