Akerselva River Kayak Tour 

Paddle the Akerselva river in a kayak. Our kayaks are very stable and easy to manoeuvre even if you are an absolute beginner. If you enjoy your kayak tour in Oslo with us, we can recommend joining on one of our guided sea kayak tours on Oslo Fjord or our whitewater kayaking activities in Sjoa.


Akerselva River Packraft Tour 

Paddle the Akerselva River in a packraft! Packrafts are super stable and easy to move around. For this reason a lot of people are becoming interested in packrafting, as they allow you to experience whitewater rivers in a controlled and safe manner. Check out our våttkort packraft courses here if you want to learn how to master this watercraft.


Akerselva Kayak Tour History

Over 9 years ago, Tomas Hansson moved to Oslo after working up in Sjoa as a raft guide. Back then no one was running kayak or packraft tours on Akerselva as it had not be thought of….yet! As a kayaker and a raft guide Tomas saw the Akerselva River just as any other river to be paddled, even though it was running through the heart of a city. This resulted in Tomas being the first person to start running kayak and packraft tours on the Akerselva River. Since then Mad Goats has taken 1000’s of happy people down this beautiful river and initiated many river clean ups, cleaning rubbish out of the water and along the river banks. Akerselva is one of Oslo’s most precious assets, a true gem. Mad Goats plans to keep creating smiles, laughs and memories on Akerselva, and to keep protecting this amazing river for a very long time. Learn more about Mad Goats history here. 

Experience Oslo’s Most Popular Paddling Experience – The Akerselva River Kayak and Packraft Tour!

Embrace “Goat Life” and join the infamous Mad Goats Akerselva River Tour! A tour that takes you through central Oslo, and allows you to see Oslo city from a unique perspective. We have been running Akerselva River Tours for over 9 years; in that time having guided many thousands of Oslo residents and visitors down this incredibly beautiful river!

You can decide to join our Packraft Tour or our Kayak Tour, depending on your confidence level. Most people choose the kayak tour but if you want the most stable and safe experience then we recommend our packraft tour. Our Akerselva Kayak Tour is suitable for ages 10 years +. If your child is under 10-years they can join our packraft tour, where they will paddle together in the same packraft with their caregiver. Our Akerselva River Tours are suitable for most fitness levels and ages!

The Akerselva River Tour is a fantastic outdoor activity for the family, team building, utdrikningslag or friend  group. You are also very welcome to come alone and meet new friends. At Mad Goats we are all about inclusivity, and having fun in the outdoors together. We like to use our body as the engine, and get up close to nature in a non-invasive way. Whether you are an intrepid outdoor adventurer or a hardcore city slicker, you will finish this tour with a huge smile on your face! Now it is time to “grab the goat by the horns”, and book yourself a spot on Oslo’s most awesome paddling tour!

If you are looking for an authentic Nordic experience after your Akerselva River Tour, we can highly recommend trying our floating saunas, which are located in Tjuvholmen, central Oslo – only a short way trip from where you finish the kayak tour.