- the most famous of the three city rivers in Oslo
Join me on an exciting walk along our city river called Akerselva
See the old factories and breweries, hear about the industrial history from 1870-1920, and the beginning of the labour movement. Listen to stories about the people that once lived here, including our famous writer Oskar Braaten. I will also tell you stories from when my father and grandfather grew up here
We'll cross bridges with very different arcitecture, and see some of our city's most astonishing waterfalls. I'll tell you about the nature and the wildlife surrounding us, as we approach more urban areas. Half the way down we have a coffee break at the little cafe that makes the Original Norwegian Waffels, if it's open
The tour ends at the foodhall in Oslo, Vulkan, close to Grunerløkka on the east side of our city. This area is a contrast to what you have experienced until now, with lots of street art and outdoor decorations. Alternatively we can walk back to the city center together, if you prefer. .
I also offer guided walks along our two other city rivers:
Alnaelva (a 3h walk, including transportation time), - this is where everything started! It was at the outlet of this river Oslo was founded in the year 1050, and you can still find the ruins of this middelage city in this area. But, we start our walk higher up and walk through the nature and history together, with lots of interesting stories along our way
Lysakerelva (a 5h walk, including transportation time), - this is our wild rafting river on the border of Oslo. The walk is close to a hike in the forest surrounding our city, and it's highly recommended if you like to use your body and feel the wildness of the nature. We walk mainly on small paths, only little on roads or asfalt. We end the tour at the railwaystation Lysaker and go back to the city center together, only a couple of minutes by train
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Please let me know where you are staying and we will make an appointment.
End location: according to agreement
Duration: 4 hours
This tour can be 3h or 5h if you choose one of the two other cityrivers. The duration is also depending on the public transportation table and the weather conditions
You must be able to walk for 2 - 3 hours, The distance is approximately 3 - 4 km.
A walk along the riverside of Akerselva, with an english speaking guide
Estimated Local Cash Needed
200 NOK - A daypass on the public transportation system and money for a small coffee break
Public transportation to our starting point and any food/beverage along the way
In Norway you need a professional driver license to drive guests for payment. My tours are either by public transportation, walking, bicycling or we can hire a car with driver.