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Review of Akerselva River

Akerselva River
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$47.63*
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River Bike Tour in Oslo
Ranked #31 of 404 things to do in Oslo
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed April 8, 2014

I used to live close to the river, looking down on the drug trade from my living room. This sewer of a river is not a place to spend any time. It can be a good place to see everything thats wrong with Oslo though, reallity tourism. Once a year you will also spot police chiefs and politicians talking a stroll around noon with a bunch of journalists telling how much they have cleaned the area up, almost like a scene out of "The Wire"

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Reviewed December 15, 2013

If you are on the west side of Grünerløkka or further up towards Nydalen, Akerselva is surrounded by a great lung with great tracks for walks. If you want to find a date with a dog, here´s the place to take a walk. This could have been be the inspiration behind the song: "Who let the dogs out?"

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Reviewed January 16, 2013

This is a pleasant walk down the river where Oslo's industry developed before the days of electric power. A good mix of green parks and old industrial buildings that have now been restored and have new life as offices. A few places where you can get refreshments along the way and you are never too far from the bus route if you want to cut the walk short. Could be combined with a visit to the Technical Museum.
Easy to access, take the 54 bus from Nationaltheatre or Oslo S, direction Kjelsås, and get off at 2nd to last stop - Stillatorvet - about 30 min. Easiest is to start the walk here - just a few metres in same direction as bus travels on right side you'll find the path - the paths are mainly gravel, so use sensible shoes. Just follow paths along the river, note that below first waterfall you should cross over the roadbridge and follow the river on the other side. Passes below the new Mathallen - might be worth a stop there for lunch or refreshments.
If you want to do the whole walk, then after getting off the bus, cross the road and continue in the same direction as the bus until you find a path on the left. Again just follow the paths along the river, past the Technical Museum, until you reach Maridalsvann. Turn around and walk back.
The walk ends at Vaterlands bridge, nearest T-bane (Metro) is Grønland, but it's just a short walk to Oslo S station.

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