Oslo, Norway

Akerselva River Trail

Photo: Tore Sætre / Wikimedia

The Akerselva River Trail offers one of the longer continuous off-road runs in Oslo. The 5.5 km path runs from Vaterlandsparken in central Oslo, north to Nydalen. Some sections feature nice water views, while others are more wooded. There are several small, narrow parks lining the path, and several beautiful waterfalls. The lower parts of the trail are paved, while the uppermost part is gravel.

Don’t miss the statue of Icelandic feminist pioneer, Olafia Johannesdottir. Johannesdottir, which was erected in 2004.

Add-Ons: Combine with some of our other central Oslo routes. Also, just west from the Kuba Park area of the path is St. Hanshaugen Park, and just east is Birkelunden Park, part of our four park route.

Essentials
  • Up to 5.5 km (3.3) miles one-way
  • 60m (297 feet) one-way, south to north
  • Oslo end: Brugata/Grønland at Vaterlandsparken; Northern end: Nydalen [T-bane]
  • Public transport: Grønland in Oslo; Nydalen at northern end (4&5 lines)

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Essentials
  • Up to 5.5 km (3.3) miles one-way
  • 60m (297 feet) one-way, south to north
  • Oslo end: Brugata/Grønland at Vaterlandsparken; Northern end: Nydalen [T-bane]
  • Public transport: Grønland in Oslo; Nydalen at northern end (4&5 lines)