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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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  • Average4%
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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"
in 9 reviews
"technical museum"
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"dog walkers"
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"different parts"
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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"
in 10 reviews
"nature"
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"downstream"
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"pushers"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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!

Thank Cecilie D
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Reviewed 30 April 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 22 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

1  Thank ninianom
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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.

Thank Rolf S
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Reviewed 22 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

1  Thank Ola O
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Reviewed 6 December 2017

We had a most enjoyable and relaxing walk along this area. Seeing the modern architecture and water mix. Clean and tidy in the fresh winter's air.

Thank Scott D
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Reviewed 13 November 2017

A strawl from Kjelsås or Nydalen down to the city center is always nice. Bus 54 is a good option, and walk back.

Thank Rune S
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

and you can tailor your trip according to how energetic you are feeling. And if it all gets too much, or it starts to rain, there is always a bus or tram handy to get you back again

Thank 249cbbbb
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

The Akerselva river has been a very important part of Oslo for all time. If you start north at Technical museum and walk down towards the waterlands park and Radisson Plaza with a guide you will get a much greater understanding about the history of...More

Thank Stian1975
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msrnie
29 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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