Akerselva River Bike Tour

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Nedre Slottsgate 4, Oslo, Norway
3 hours
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Experience an alternative view of Oslo as you bike along the Akerselva River. During the three-hour bike ride, you will discover a new side of Norway's capital, full of street art, hip cafés, surprising waterfalls, great food and award winning coffee.

The Akerselva river runs through the city and is often referred to as "Oslo's green lung" due to the many parks and nature trails that exist along its sides. Originally known as Frysja - an Old Norse word derived from the word froth - the river experiences a significant drop in elevation from its source to its mouth.

As a result, Akerselva will offer you scenic waterfalls as it weaves its way through the city of Oslo. The most famous of those are Møllerfossene; a beautiful succession of cascading waterfalls, nestled within a grove of birch trees.

You will experience a pleasant admixture of nature and urban flair as you bike along the route. You will come across former industrial areas that have been turned into beautiful nature parks and you will stop at the Grünerløkka neighbourhood; originally a working class district that has with time been transformed into one of the trendiest parts of Oslo.

You will make another stop at the Mathallen indoor market, considered by many to be the absolute heart of the Oslo food scene.

You will end the tour by the mouth of the Akerselva as it flows into the Oslo Fjord nearby the iconic Oslo Opera House. There you will make the final stop where you can walk up on to the roof to enjoy a beautiful view of the surrounding area and observe the Akerselva from a different angle.

Don't miss out on this chance to experience Oslo as a local, as we bike through its beautiful nature spots as well as discovering its most trendy urban spots. Check availability by choosing a date. 

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Please arrive at the Viking Biking shop at least 15 minutes before the start of the tour. All tours include optional helmet and rain poncho if necessary. Water is available for purchase in the Viking Biking shop.

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