"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 River Tour

Akerselva river tour is one of the best tours Oslo has to offer. Choose between kayak or SUP board, and explore Oslo in a very unique way.

Tour Info:

  • The tour lasts 90 minutes.
  • Kit hire included – kayak or SUP, life vest, paddle and helmet.
  • Suitable for all ages and abilities from 10 years upwards.
  • 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.
  • We provide all kit – kayak or SUP, paddle, life vest and helmet. Wear weather-appropriate clothing (such as waterproofs if raining, swimwear if hot and sunny!) and you may want to bring a bring a towel and change of clothes.
  • All of our activities can be purchased as gift cards. Just choose the “gift card” option here or during the booking process.
  • We recommended warming up afterwards with a sauna at Sørenga Badstuflåte, right next to the Opera House where our tour finishes.


During August, our Akerselva river tour runs every day at the following times:

  • Monday 1630
  • Tuesday 1630
  • Wednesday 1630
  • Thurday 1630
  • Friday 1630
  • Saturday 1130, 1400 and 1630
  • Sunday 1130, 1400 and 1630

From September we run a reduced schedule (3 – 4 sessions per week).


  • Only kr 690,- per person.
  • 30% off for children, students or anyone 30 years and under.
  • 15% off for OsloPass holders – go to VisitOslo to get your discount code.
  • If you have a YouWish, True Story or any other voucher from a third party company please email kontakt@madgoats.no with your voucher number, preferred tour date and time (you can check availability in the booking calendar), number of participants, and whether you would like kayaks or SUP.

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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). Your guide will meet you here at the start time.


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


All included. Kayak or SUP, paddle, lifevest and helmet.
– you may want to wear swimwear or rain pants in the kayak to avoid water dripping on your clothes.

Skill level

Beginner; no experience needed.


Akerselva river tourStarting 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 tour 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. Call us for any questions, if needed.

  • 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 beach next to the Oslo Opera House.
  • Why not book a sauna at SBHA or attend one of their drop-in sessions. This is our favourite activity after paddling!
  • 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 swimwear or 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 book and pay for this directly with SBHA. 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