Oslo, Norway

Akerselva River Trail

The beautiful Akerselva River runs from Maridalsvannet through the center of Oslo, and into the Oslo Fjord. The trail, which can be shortened or lengthened depending on your preference, starts at Vanterland Park. Vanterland is located on a flat area bordered by Brugada. Possibly most intriguing about the park is the statue of Icelandic feminist pioneer, Olafia Johannesdottir. Johannesdottir, which was erected in 2004.

Offering serene forests, industrial history, fishing, swimming, and several magnificent waterfalls, the Akerselva River Trail is good for all skill levels. Also attracting walkers, bikers, and “child-strollers,” the lower parts of the trail are paved, while the uppermost part is gravel.

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Essentials
  • 3.3 miles ONE WAY
  • 297 feet
  • Oslo end: Brugata/Grønland at Vaterlandsparken; Northern end: Nydalen [T-bane]
  • Public transport: Grønland in Oslo; Nydalen at northern end (4&5 lines)