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Oslo: Riverwalk and Norwegian Food Tasting

1. 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.

Oslo: Grünerløkka Hipster Tour

2. Oslo: Grünerløkka Hipster Tour

Walk along the Akerselva River, surrounded by old industrial buildings and parklands, to the Grünerløkka district. This hipster area of Olso is a colorful residential area with beautiful old wooden houses from the 1800s and facades covered in street art. Some of the most precious sights in the area are a giant chandelier, which hangs outside the area of Blå; old wooden buildings of Damstedet; and a cemetery called Vår Frelsers gravlund. The area was once home to one of Norway's most famous artist, Edvard Munch. As you walk the streets, you'll feel the artistic vibrations in the air and fully immerse yourself into the neighborhood's unique cultural atmosphere. Discover a different side of Oslo!

Oslo: Private E-Scooter City Tour

3. Oslo: Private E-Scooter City Tour

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.  Be inspired by Oslo's rich history, green development and Norwegian culture with the best local guides and one of the most comprehensive tours available. 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 Our Saviour's Cemetery, the final resting place for famous Norwegians such as Edvard Munch and Henrik Ibsen, Oslo's sustainable laboratory, the Parliament building and Karl Johans street, which is Oslo's main boulevard.

Oslo: 3-Hour Lysaker River Guided Walk

4. Oslo: 3-Hour Lysaker River Guided Walk

Meet your friendly guide in Oslo city center and head off towards Røa, where adventure awaits. Upon arrival, begin your stroll along the picturesque path that runs next to Lysaker River. Follow your guide as you cross bridges, admire stunning waterfalls, and marvel at the power of frothing rapids. You’ll also see an array of luscious greenery and learn about native flora and fauna while listening to the twitter of birds. At the end of an unforgettable walk, reach your final stop, Jar Station, where you can hop on the metro to head back into the city.

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What people are saying about Akerselva River

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 33 reviews

Oslo with a difference. With Paul we went on a really great tour through the different epochs of Oslo. He has taken us to places we would not have seen without him. Great explanations to our questions. Everything was there: the hotspots and the real insider tips. It's definitely a recommendation.

A very nice walk along the river! The path was icy and covered with snow. But no problem with spikes. The river bed was covered with snow and the water made its way through the snow cover. A unique backdrop! The guide was also enthusiastic. Definitely a nice hike in summer too! Exactly 5km.

Great tour thanks to the guide Monica!

In general, I would not be very impressed, but the friendly and sweet guide Monica was very accessible and with emotion talked about the places where we were. Unfortunately, harsh daylight made it difficult to take good pictures, but this does not apply to excursions.

As we only had one full day in Oslo, decided this was the best way to see city sights and cover more ground than walking. Such a huge variation of sights. Paul was such a knowledgeable guide and the scooter riding great fun. Best guided trip ever!

We really enjoyed being able to see Oslo city this way. Katerina was really friendly and easy going. We used the public e scooters the next day to revisit some places Katerina had taken us to.