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5 Lake/ River/ Ponds to explore in Oslo


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.

AkerselvaAkerselva, Oslo, Norway

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.

Bogstad lake
Bogstad lakeBogstad lake, Oslo Municipality, Norway

Bogstadvannet is a lake on the border between Oslo and Bærum with beach areas on both sides. The lake has perch, whitefish and trout and is a popular fishing spot all year round. The lake and surroundings is a popular area for all types of outdoor recreation, and there are ski trails on the west side.

MaridalsvannetMaridalsvannet, Oslo Municipality, Norway

The eastern side of Maridalsvannet, Oslo’s largest lake, is a beautiful area with great views overlooking the thick forest and the water, and a vast amount of trails to explore. Taking the tram from downtown will provide easy access to the trail and to the rest of the Nordmarka forest.

NøklevannNøklevann, Oslo Municipality, Norway

A beautiful lake that was densely surrounded by nature and has a lot of recreational activities around. Daily a lot of people visit this place every day. it was one of the main drinking water resources of Oslo.

SognsvannSognsvann, Oslo Municipality, Norway

A beautiful lake located in the heart of Oslo. It is famous for its recreation area with great places for picnics, swimming, fishing, walking, running, and cross-country skiing. The two-mile walking/running path around the lake is lit and wheelchair-friendly.

Map of Lake/ River/ Ponds to explore in Oslo