Nature in the City — Akerselva River in Oslo, Norway

A walk along the Akerselva river is an activity that we included in our Oslo city guide but we decided to list it as a separate post altogether simply because we both took so many pictures along its course that we couldn’t not share them… We didn’t do the full 8km because we just didn’t have time but the section we did see was lovely and a really nice integration of nature/city. We imagine that in the summer it’s a different kind of beauty and probably a real green retreat but we also loved that we could see housing estates through the bare branches and revelled in capturing all the different textures of the water.

Walking the Akerselva River in Oslo by Haarkon
Walking the Akerselva River in Oslo by Haarkon
Walking the Akerselva River in Oslo by Haarkon
Walking the Akerselva River in Oslo by Haarkon
Walking the Akerselva River in Oslo by Haarkon
Walking the Akerselva River in Oslo by Haarkon
Walking the Akerselva River in Oslo by Haarkon
Walking the Akerselva River in Oslo by Haarkon
Walking the Akerselva River in Oslo by Haarkon
Walking the Akerselva River in Oslo by Haarkon
Walking the Akerselva River in Oslo by Haarkon
Walking the Akerselva River in Oslo by Haarkon
Walking the Akerselva River in Oslo by Haarkon
Walking the Akerselva River in Oslo by Haarkon
Walking the Akerselva River in Oslo by Haarkon
Walking the Akerselva River in Oslo by Haarkon
Walking the Akerselva River in Oslo by Haarkon
Walking the Akerselva River in Oslo by Haarkon
Walking the Akerselva River in Oslo by Haarkon
Walking the Akerselva River in Oslo by Haarkon
Walking the Akerselva River in Oslo by Haarkon
Walking the Akerselva River in Oslo by Haarkon
Walking the Akerselva River in Oslo by Haarkon
Walking the Akerselva River in Oslo by Haarkon
Walking the Akerselva River in Oslo by Haarkon
Walking the Akerselva River in Oslo by Haarkon
Walking the Akerselva River in Oslo by Haarkon
Walking the Akerselva River in Oslo by Haarkon
Walking the Akerselva River in Oslo by Haarkon
Walking the Akerselva River in Oslo by Haarkon
Walking the Akerselva River in Oslo by Haarkon
Walking the Akerselva River in Oslo by Haarkon

It’s always great to find activities that connect the built environment with the natural world and even better when they cost nothing.