On 28 April 2019, Lysakervassdragets Venner and Oslo Elveforum will arrange a walk up the main trail along the Lysaker River. There will be detours to the old mill ruins and to the highest waterfall on the river.
You may join or leave the tour at four places convenient to public transport. There will be a lunch stop at Lysejordet where tea, coffee and drinks will be served.
Meeting places for the tour up the Lysakerelva river:
Lysaker stasjon (north side): 11:00
Lysaker bru (Bus 32 from Tollboden 10.55 or National Theater 11.00): 11:11
Øraker station (Tram 13): 12:07
Bjørnsletta station (Metro line 3): 12:16
Lunch break at Lysejordet Grendehus: 12:45
Ekraveien station (Metro line 2): 14:21
Bus 32 from Bogstad Camping at 15:28
About the Lysakerelva river
Between the 1600s and 1900s, the Lysaker River supplied power to corn mills, saw mills, ironworks, and a dynamite factory. However, from the 1930s industry left and the river reverted to nature and the trees took over. The steep gullies kept house building away from the riverside so that today Oslo and its neighbour Bærum have a 7.5 kilometre long forest with a river that runs from Oslo’s communal forest (Marka) down to the sea. When spring arrives and the snow melts, its many thousands of neighbours can hear the roar of the river over the waterfalls. This spring, you too have the chance to experience the thaw.