Akerselva River Tour + Optional Floating Sauna Session beside the Oslo Opera House!

See Oslo from the coolest perspective possible while kayaking on the beautiful Akerselva River. You might also find a new side to yourself – your wild side! Join us and embrace your innner “Mad Goat” while floating through central Oslo.

The trip starts beside “Mathallen” in Vulkan. From here we paddle through Grunnerløkka, past downtown Grønland, and then out into Oslo Fjord – but first through a 500m long tunnel!

Akerselva is a river rich in history and culture making this one of the most experience-rich activities in Oslo!

To end the trip we will paddle out into Oslo Fjord, next to the new Munch Museum and finish right beside the Oslo Opera House – an iconic Oslo landmark!

The tour ends right next to the Oslo Fjord Floating Sauna (Sørenga Badstue – og Helårsbadeanstalt). A sauna session is an authentic Nordic experience  that no trip to Oslo should be without. An hour in the sauna is a relaxing an fun experience to help you wind down and refresh after your tour. If you wish to go to the sauna after the paddle tour, please ask your guide to set you up with special admission to the sauna for only 100kr!

Kr. 690,-
Nordre gate 2, 0551 Oslo. The park beside Mathallen at Vulkan. You will see our van and colourful kayaks!
Fitness level: Low – medium.
Age limit: 10yrs+

All included.
Wear clothes to suit the conditions, shoes you don’t mind getting a bit wet, and waterproof pants, or a spare change of clothes.
 Skill level
Beginner; no experience required.

On our guided kayak tour down Akerselva, you will see Oslo from an entirely new perspective and discover a new side of yourself – the wild side. Find your inner “Mad Goat” while on a guided kayak tour down Akerselva with us!

The tour starts near the Food Hall in Vulkan. From here we paddle through the heart of Oslo. While floating down the Akerselva River you can observe the beautiful historic buildings and modern architecture. The gentle current takes us towards Grønland. Now we paddle through a 500-meter long tunnel and then out onto the Oslo Fjord. The tunnel may be dark in some places, but the instructor has a head torch. If that wasn’t already awesome enough, we end the trip by paddling around to the famous Oslo Opera House.

In addition to being a memorable trip, kayaking down Akerselva is a superb start for beginners and children, who have never tried kayaking before.


  • Kayaking trip costs 690, – per person.
  • Age limit: 10 years

Practical information on the kayaking trip

  • The kayak tour lasts approximately 1.5 hours, including changing.
  • The tour ends at the Opera House in Oslo. You are required to arrange transport from there. No problem, you are only a 5-minute stroll from the central station.
  • You’re going to get wet. You are hereby warned. Meet up with a towel, rain pants (or a spare change of clothes), and shoes that can get wet – and otherwise dress according to the weather conditions.
  • You can store your personal belongings in our vehicle, so you won’t need to have your cell phone and wallet while paddling.
  • Kayak, paddle, helmet and life jacket is included.
  • Fitness level: Low to medium

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Vulkan (Nordre gate 2)

Utrolig gøy opplevelse å padle kajakk ned Akerselven. Proffe og flinke instruktører. Anbefales på det varmeste.

Katarina Rönning
Katarina Rönning

Jeg fikk Padletur på Akerselva til bursdag av kjæresten min. Helt super opplevelse. Anbefales!

Geir Skaret
Geir Skaret

Sønnen min på 13, hans onkel på besøk fra utlandet og jeg hadde en fantastisk tur ned Akerselva fra Grunerparken ved Mathallen og ut til Operaen. En god opplevelse og en annen måte å oppleve Akerselva og padling på. Anbefales varmt!! MadGoats er gode på det de gjør 🙂

Kåre Ivar Gauksrud
Kåre Ivar Gauksrud