Lower Waterfalls - Akerselva River

Lower Waterfalls – Akerselva River, Oslo

The river Akerselva runs from Maridalsvannet through the centre of Oslo and into the Oslo Fjord. The river is 8 km of recreation, through forests and industrial history, fishing, swimming and several waterfalls. The highest waterfall is next to Hønse-Lovisas hus (a small, red house) and the Beier bridge. The river is the "vein of the city". Walking from lake Maridalsvannet down to Vaterland park in the centre takes about two hours if you don't take any breaks (9 km). We do recommend taking one’s time and exploring the possibilities that present themselves along the way – spend the whole…