AKERSELVA RIVER

BIKE TOUR ALONG THE AKERSELVA RIVER

This tour follows the whole length of Akerselva river, starting at lake Maridalsvannet at the edge of the Oslo forest, and ending in the city center by the Opera and the Oslo Fjord. The river is ca. 8 km long, and there is a continous park belt all the way, with a bicycle road that only crosses a couple of streets. The height difference from lake to fjord is 149 m, which means that we are going downhill or on level ground the whole time, so this is an easy and comfortable tour. The river has 20 small waterfalls, and Frysja, the old name of the river, may have meant ”the frothing”, a reference to the waterfalls. We also see old industrial structures, which one can find along most of the river. These factories were the first modern industry in Norway, from the 1850s. Today, most have been renovated and given new funcions, often cultural. Akerselva river is an important part of Oslo’s identity, and has traditionally been the divide between the working class eastern parts of town, and the bourgeoisie in the west. Formerly heavily polluted, it is today clean enough to attract wild salmon and trout, and on a nice summer day, why not have a refreshing bath?

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 Duration:      Ca. 8 hours, incl. lunch and coffee break
 Transport:      Rental bike
 Services:      Experienced local architect as guide, meet and greet at pick up point, lunch reservation
 Languages:      Scandinavian, English, German
 Group size:      Max. 25 pax
Price:   Please contact us for a quote
Not included:   Consumption at restaurant / cafe, bike rental

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