Discover the Oslo waterfalls


Even in Oslo there are mighty waterfalls. Take a walk along Akerselva River to discover the many parks and waterfalls. 

Akerselva river runs through the heart of Oslo, Norway. Stretching approximately 8 miles (13 kilometers) from its source at Maridalsvannet, the largest lake in Oslo, to its mouth at the Oslo Fjord, Akerselva is a cherished natural and cultural landmark in the city.

We also recommend to join a Oslo Hiking and Walking tour to discover the hidden gems along the river.

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One of the most notable waterfalls along the Akerselva is located near the Nydalen neighborhood, just a short distance from the city center. This waterfall is created by a series of small drops in the riverbed, where the rushing water tumbles over rocks and boulders, creating a soothing sound and a beautiful natural spectacle.

Another notable waterfall along the Akerselva is located near the Vulkan area, close to the Mathallen Oslo food hall. Here, the river cascades over a rocky ledge, creating a picturesque scene that is particularly enchanting during the warmer months when the surrounding foliage is lush and green. Visitors can often be seen pausing to admire the waterfall and take photos before continuing their exploration of the riverbank. 


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