"Great kayak tour down the river into the fjord finishing by the opera house. Fun tour guides. Nice to see the river and the fjord at the same trip."

Monte Parker

"Var så heldig å få bli med på kajakktur på Akerselva i anledning Oslo kulturnatt. Dødsfett! Anbefales på det sterkeste!"

Julie L Stephensen-Roland

Akerselva Kayak Tour

Embrace your inner “Mad Goat” on an urban kayak adventure through the heart of Oslo down the historic Akerselva River.

This trip truly takes you through the best Oslo has to offer and is followed by an optional sauna session on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, guaranteeing an unforgettable experience.

  • More info about the floating saunas here: www.sbha.no
  • Starting point only an 11 minute ride on public transport or 20 minute walk from the Oslo Central Station.
  • You can leave your belongings in our vehicle which will be waiting for you where the tour ends.
  • There are changing rooms at our paddle base where you end the tour.
  • Bring rain-pants to wear while in the kayak to avoid water dripping on your clothes, otherwise bring a change of clothes or wear swimwear if it’s hot.
  • All of our activities can be purchased as gift cards. Just choose the “gift card” option during the booking process.


  • 25% off for Students – use discount code “MGstudent” when booking online. Please note you will be asked to show your student I.D before the activity.
  • 15% off for OsloPass holders – go to VisitOslo to get your discount code.


Kr. 690,-
– For private booking prices please go to our “bachelor & staff parties” page under “private events” in the main menu.


This tour lasts for 1,5 hours


(You can also find the map below).


Fitness requirement: low – medium.
Age requirement: 10yrs +


All included.
– wear rain pants while in the kayak to avoid water dripping on your clothes.

Skill level

Beginner; no experience needed.


Starting in the leafy-green Grünerløkka district, you will pass through Grønland & underneath the Oslo Central Station, paddle past the ultra-modern Munch Museum and finish the tour at the Opera House Beach. Akersleva River is fringed by modern and old buildings alike, crossed by historic bridges such as Ankerbrua and Vaterland, and even features a 500m long tunnel just before you reach the Oslo Fjord.

  • Our Akerselva River tour starts at Nordre Foss Park across the river from Mathallen. It is really easy to see us with all the kayaks but please call +47 400 80 440 if you  cannot find it.
  • You can leave your belongings in our van, which will be parked where you finish the tour at the Oslo Opera House.
  • There are changing rooms and toilet facilities at the end of the tour.
  • You may get wet; you are hereby warned. Meet up with a towel, wool underwear if it is cold – and otherwise dress up for the weather conditions. We also recommend bringing a towel, spare change of clothes and shoes you don’t mind getting wet.
  • Wear rain-pants while in the kayak to avoid water dripping on your clothes.
  • If you want to go to the sauna after paddling, you can pay for this at the Sauna with VIPPS or a card. It costs 100NOK for one hour or you can prebook the whole sauna if you are a group.
  • There’s also a grill at the sauna and you can bring food if you like, as well as beer or other drinks.

Meeting Point