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Akerselva River, Oslo

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Akerselva or Akerselven is a river which flows through Oslo. It starts at Maridalsvannet in Oslomarka, and follows the urban areas Nordre Aker, Sagene, Grünerløkka, Oslo centre and Grønland, whereby it finally ends at Paulsenkaien and Oset in Bjørvika. The river is considered to be a part of the Nordmarkvassdraget, and has the watercourse number 006.Z. The entire river is about 8.2km long, and has a difference in elevation between source and mouth of approximately 149m.Earlier, the river gave power to numerous industry companies in Oslo.Akerselven is "Oslo’s green lung”; many parks and nature trails are to be found by its path, from Grønland to Maridalsvannet. A walk from along Akerselven from the rural Frysja down through the different parts of Oslo all the way down to the city centre is an amazing experience and a walk through the history of Oslo. Salmon run and spawn in the upper part of the river.Aker River in the 1970s was heavily contaminated after 150 years of industrial and sewage discharges along river. In the 1980s, a local initiative to limit emissions and revive the flora and fauna of the river began.
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  • August 12, 2017
    Take bus 20, 37 or 54 to Arendalsgata and step on the Aker River park and walk. Ær about 4, 5 km down to Grønland and a cultural experience. On the way there to experience the culture, nature and everything that Oslo has to offer!! Beautiful waterfalls, small cafés, restaurants and fine green parks all the way down. Try the coffee at "Pila" a nice café with outside catering and even vinyl records!
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  • August 10, 2017
    My recommendation is to take the bus up to 54 technical museum and stroll down along the river. It's a pathway along the River all the way down to Greenland. On the way down, go past the Nydalen with both old and new buildings, you also goes past the Little Castle, Sagene, Grünerløkka, food Hall and blue. There are many opportunities for a break or more along the way both with cafés and great green areas:)
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  • August 4, 2017
    It is worth devoting a long and leisurely, it is an area with many buildings of avant-garde and high-quality architecture. Recommended, good cafes and restaurants
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