Akerselva, Oslo

Akerselva (the Aker River) in Oslo divides the city.

Akerselva is beautiful during autumn.

Akerselva is beautiful during autumn.

The river divides the city and it’s about 8.2 kilometres long, and has a difference in altitude of approximately 149 meters.

The Old Norse name of the river was Frysja, and this old name has been revived as the name of a neighborhood along the river. The name is probably derived from the verb frusa ‘froth’, referring to the many waterfalls in the river. The river is mentioned several times in Sverris saga
Check Wikipedia for more info on Sverris saga: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sverris_saga


37 thoughts on “Akerselva, Oslo

  1. You are certainly a good advert for Oslo and your country,,I love this picture, thanks for the education and share, might see about visiting your country next year…;)

  2. Beautiful light and colors captured… 🙂

    I always enjoy all these old old former names, often there a good story hide behind the name… 🙂

    • Thanks alot for these great compliments Tom.
      I’m glad that you’re lloking forward to my posts and that you not only like the photos, but also the music and written words.

      If you look at my posts about stave churches, all these are located near Vestre Slidre. The nearest one (Høre Stavkirke) is just a few kilometers from Vestre Slidre.
      Actually the majority of Stave Churches are located in Valdres (which is the name of the area that Vestre Slidre belongs to).

      Have you ever visited Norway?

  3. I clicked on the photo and it looks even more fabulous on the bigger screen, like falling into a mythical pond of magic! Beautiful work Cardinal!

  4. No matter what I see of Oslo (in photo, tv, or movies,) I’m ALWAYS struck by the uniqueness of the light! I’m not sure exactly how to describe it ( thin? wan? ) but no matter. It makes for some excellent photos and this is definitely one of them.

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