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Akerselva

Akerselva, Oslo, Norway

Lake/ River/ Ponds

About Akerselva

A popular recreation area with a vibrant history. The river is eight kilometers long and passes waterfalls, swimming spots, fishing grounds, forested areas, and wildlife. This spectacular waterfall is located by the Beier Bridge. Other famous attractions linked to the river are Bjølsen Rolling Mill, Lilleborg Factories, Aamot Bridge, Hønse-Lovisa's House, and Nedre Foss.



Attractions near Akerselva

Sofienberg Park0.69km from Akerselva

The biggest park in the Grünerløkka area is a popular recreational area for the locals, especially the younger generations. The park has table tennis tables and a fun playground for the kids. In the middle of the park lies Sofienberg church. The park was originally a cemetery, inaugurated in 1858, but many people were critical to having a cemetery in a central and densely populated area.

Old Aker church 0.81km from Akerselva

Old Aker Church is Oslo's oldest remaining building and the only remaining church from the Middle Ages. It is assumed that it was built around the year 1150. It is a stone church, built as a three-naved Roman-style basilica.  The church has been pillaged and ravaged by fire several times. The oldest part of the surrounding churchyard dates back to the 12th century. The church has a baroque pulpit and baptismal font from 1715. The tower was built in 1861.

Our Savior's Cemetery0.9km from Akerselva

A cemetery dating back to 1808, known primarily for Æreslunden, Norway's main honorary burial ground.  famous Norwegians such as Edvard Munch, Henrik Ibsen, Henrik Wergeland, Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, Richard Nordrak, Christian Krogh and Alf Prøysen are buried here. The surroundings are beautifully maintained and is very famous among the peoples.

St. Olav's Catholic Cathedral1.18km from Akerselva

St Olav Domkirke is the principal Catholic place of worship in Oslo. It was the first Catholic church to be built in Norway following the Lutheran Reformation.  Highlights of the church’s interior include an altarpiece depicting Raphael’s Madonna, an Italian marble tabernacle donated by Pope Pius, and a throne used by Pope John Paul II in 1989. It is one of the key attractions in this area and a famous pilgrimage center.

Swedish Margareta Church1.25km from Akerselva

Svenska Margaretakyrkan is a church at Hammersborg in Oslo that belongs to the Swedish national church, Svenska kyrkan . The church was completed in 1925 and has the address Hammersborg torg 8. It was one of the famous pilgrimage centers in this area and a lot of people visits this place every day.

The Botanical Garden1.42km from Akerselva

Large Botanical garden at Tøyen with ample botanical variety and diversity. Most of the area is designed as an Arboretum, with approximately 1800 different plants. The garden holds a large and varied collection of trees and shrubs planted in a systematic fashion after plant family. It is one of the beautiful places in this area and a lot of people visit this place every day.

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Capital and most populous city of Norway. Oslo is the economic and governmental centre of Norway. The city is also a hub of Norwegian trade, banking, industry and shipping.