Akerselva River: Our most recommended tours and activities

Oslo: City Highlights Guided Tour by E-Scooter

Oslo: City Highlights Guided Tour by E-Scooter

Come across Oslo's most iconic landmarks in a short time by riding a convenient e-scooter. Join your guide on an insightful tour and learn about local history as you gaze at a variety of buildings, statues, parks, and monuments. E-scooters are all the rage. They are fun, ecological, and they save you time and energy so you can see more in a shorter amount of time. This E-scooter city tour is perfect for everyone who wants to get the most of Oslo's must-see attractions in a modern, fun way.  You'll be able to see highlights such as the Norwegian Opera and Ballet building, Bjørvika district, Akershus Fortress and the vivid Oslofjord areas, and the Royal Palace with its beautiful park full of marvellous statues. Other highlights include the Parliament building and Karl Johans street, which is Oslo's main boulevard.

Akerselva River: Urban Paddling Adventure Kayak Tour

Akerselva River: Urban Paddling Adventure Kayak Tour

See Oslo from the coolest perspective possible while kayaking on the beautiful Akerselva River. We paddle through Grunerløkka, past downtown Grønland, and then down to the Oslo Fjord – but first through a 500m long tunnel! Akerselva is a river rich in history and culture making this one of the most experience-rich activities in Oslo! To end the trip we will paddle out into Oslo Fjord, next to the new Munch Museum and finish right beside the Oslo Opera House – an iconic Oslo landmark! The Mad Goats' famous Akersleva kayak tour in central Oslo! Guided by fun and professional guides and passing Oslo's iconic landmarks, such as Munch and the Oslo Opera House - jump on this trip! Suitable for most fitness levels and ages from 10+

Oslo El-Bike Panorama Tour

Oslo El-Bike Panorama Tour

Our E-bike tour is a tour that aims to give you a calm biking experience with our Electric bikes. We try to cover all these interesting places in Oslo you as a tourist want to see. We combine some history spots, street art, park and food hall so you get to see what Oslo has to offer. Our El-Bikes allow us to bike around the city , these bikes are completely new and will help us reach all our sightseeing spots with no extra effort so you can enjoy the tour and dont worry about getting exhausted. The El-bikes are easy to ride and a small start/bike course will be given before the tour starts. Ps: We will drop by a cozy coffee shop in order to taste a traditional Norwegian waffel with Brown cheese.

Authentic Oslo bike tour

Authentic Oslo bike tour

See another side of Oslo on a guided 3-hour bicycle tour. Stop at the Mathallen indoor market in the heart of Oslo’s food scene. Be amazed at rushing waterfalls in the middle of the city. Climb to the top of the modern Opera for an amazing view. Follow the Akerselva River bike path past rushing waterfalls, well-preserved 18th and 19th-century industrial architecture and hip art galleries. Take in the interesting neighborhoods of Grønland and Grünerløkka. Grønland is the historic home of Oslo's immigrant population and now known for its international cuisine, outdoor markets and affordable bars. Grünerløkka is home to Oslo's hipsters, with trendy bars and cafes and some great boutiques.

Packraft Tour on the Akerselva River Through Central Oslo

Packraft Tour on the Akerselva River Through Central Oslo

Experience Oslo’s Most Popular Tour – The Akerselva Kayak and Packraft Tour! Embrace goat life, and join the infamous Mad Goat Akerselva River Tour! A tour that takes you through central Oslo, seeing the city from a unique perspective. We have been running the Akerselva River Tour for over 8 years now. In that time having guided many 1000s of Oslo residents and visitors alike. Our Akerselva kayak and packraft tour is suitable for ages 10 years and above and most fitness levels. Are you ready to go on an urban adventure, paddling past graffiti, under historical bridges and even through a 500m tunnel that exits into Oslo Fjord? Then the Akerselva River Tour is for you. The Akerselva River Tour is a fantastic outdoor activity for the family, team building, utdrikningslag or friend group. You are also very welcome to come alone and meet new friends. At Mad Goats we are all about inclusivity, having fun in the outdoors. We like to use our body as the engine, and get up close to nature in a non-invasive way. Now it is time to grab the goat by the horns and book yourself a spot on Oslos most popular kayak tour!

Oslo and Beyond: Guided Electric Bike Tour

Oslo and Beyond: Guided Electric Bike Tour

Embark on a four-hour bike tour through Oslo's city center and beyond, where you'll discover hidden gems and iconic landmarks alike. Ride along the restored Akerselva River, home to Norway's native salmon and sea trout, and visit Vulkan's bustling food market. Catch a glimpse of the historic Gamle Aker church. Pedal through tranquil neighborhoods, passing Bislet Stadium and arriving at the renowned Vigeland Park, adorned with over 200 sculptures. Continue along the serene Frogner river to Bygdøy Peninsula, where a cluster of remarkable museums awaits. Admire Oslo Fjord's stunning views and iconic landmarks like Aker Brygge and the Town Hall. Pass by the Parliament, police stables, and historic Akershus Fortress, offering breathtaking views of the harbor. Conclude your tour with a delightful ride along the harbor to FENAKNOKEN, where a pleasant surprise awaits. Experience the adventure effortlessly with included E-bikes, ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable ride for all. With the assistance of an e-bike, riders can cover more distance in less time, allowing for a more extensive tour of Oslo's attractions and landmarks within a limited timeframe. E-bikes can make cycling more accessible to a wider range of participants, including those with less physical fitness or mobility issues, enabling more people to enjoy and participate in guided tours. The electric motor assistance reduces the physical effort required to pedal, making it a more comfortable and enjoyable experience, particularly for longer tours or for riders who may struggle with steep inclines. The added boost of speed and ease of riding can make e-bike tours more enjoyable and exhilarating for participants, enhancing the overall experience of exploring Oslo.

BIKING OSLO UP TO 8 PARTICIPANTS

BIKING OSLO UP TO 8 PARTICIPANTS

Get ready to explore Oslo's old city and downtown like a local with The Oslo Tour's "Biking As A Local" service. This unique biking adventure provides a complete local perspective on the city, showing you how locals spend their time and uncovering its historical aspects. With highlights and hidden gems along the way, this tour offers a one-of-a-kind experience. Join us for an unforgettable journey through Oslo's vibrant streets. Your reservation includes up to 8 participants. This is a PRIVATE TOUR so we will adjust to your itinerary and together we can fix starting times. The biking tour will be fixed but in case you have a place you want to visit, we will find a way to set it up on our itinerary.

Oslo's Nature Escape: Gravel Ride & Historic Ruins

Oslo's Nature Escape: Gravel Ride & Historic Ruins

On this exciting journey, we'll embark on a remarkable exploration of Oslo's diverse landscapes, from lush parks and riverside trails to the vast Nordmarka forest, the city's largest. Along the way, we'll unveil the hidden stories and breathtaking views that define this exceptional ride. Program and Highlights: Our adventure begins at Jernbanetorget 1, Oslo Central Station. We're on a mission to swiftly escape the city center. Following the path of the Akerselva River, we delve deeper into nature, making our way toward Maridalen. Stops include Aamot Bridge, known for its unique history, and Mølla waterfall, where we'll explore the river's industrial past. Frysja, which translates to 'frothy' in Old Norse, is our last urban stop before immersing ourselves in the Nordmarka forests. We journey along gravel roads, reaching Hammeren, and ascend to Ullevålseter, the perfect midway point for coffee and buns. (Please note: Ullevålseter is closed on Mondays, so we may stop at Frognerseteren instead.) The adventure continues uphill, granting us panoramic vistas over Nordmarka and Skjærsjøen before a thrilling downhill ride back to the city. Short stops at Frognerseteren, Holmenkollen Kirke, and the Holmenkollen Ski Jump provide a taste of Oslo's iconic landmarks. As we cycle through residential areas, we follow the old paths of the Malm industry carriers along Ankerveien. A tranquil gravel track takes us through Mærradalen, followed by peaceful side streets leading to Skøyen. From Skøyen, we trace the coastal cycle path, passing Frognerkilen, Aker Brygge, Akershus Festning, before returning to our starting point. Fitness Level: Our electric bikes make this trip accessible to all, regardless of your fitness level. You'll encounter hilly terrain on both asphalt and gravel roads, covering a total distance of 42 km (26 miles). Get ready for a memorable journey through Oslo's captivating landscapes!

Oslo: Riverwalk and Norwegian Food Tasting

Oslo: Riverwalk and Norwegian Food Tasting

Meet your guide at your hotel and take a metro ride to the river station. Starting from Nydalen, a popular swimming place, walk along the river Aker with your professional guide who will be explaining in your language the industrial past of this important river that divides Oslo into east and west. See the powerful waterfalls and feel the vibrant atmosphere of the area around the river. Pass under historical bridges and see the art inspired by the fairytales and folklore of the Norwegian culture. See old fabric buildings and breweries that have been converted into schools and entertainment establishments. Appreciate some street art at the bottom of the river banks. End up your tour in the trendy neighborhood of Grünerløkka sampling a taste of Norwegian food. Your guide will explain to you the different food sorts that have made it to the Norwegian tables through time while you taste the delicacies of the Nordic cuisine.

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What people are saying about Akerselva River

Overall rating

4.8
(41 reviews)

Our guide Kevin was amazing. His knowledge and stop off's were informative & fun. Our group had 2 boys that he managed to keep engaged throughout. We had 2 food stops and the rest a mix of history and contemporary sites. Until I did this tour I thought Oslo was a fairly flat city. I was wrong. Kevin kept me going by telling me we only had one more. Ha,ha what a lie. In the last hill I was racing one of the children. Improve the bikes though. We didn't order a baby seat. The bike is heavy enough without adding additional weight to the rear. Plus a year ago we were told Oslo were going cashless. Why doesn't Kevin have a card machine for tips? We thought this was quite a challenging ride but loved seeing so much of Oslo. We previously did a walking tour and only 1 location was an overlap. Also excellent to visit locations which were not full of tourists.

We had Kevin as our tour guide. He was very motivated and knew a lot about the city and its history. He showed us a lot of hidden spots and also talked about how it is to live here. But also the basic touristic attractions didn’t come short. While driving the bike he always waited if someone was a little bit slower and there were a few stops for information and pictures. We would definitely do it again!

Lots of interesting information and a great route, showing us places we would never have seen on our own.

Great fun kids loved it. Tour guide was awesome 🇳🇴

Very great tour! Good guide, everything was great.