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With the mobile phone as a guide along Akerselva

Did you know that they produced hats, paper, brushes, radios, yeast, nails, sail cloth, Solo and much else here along Akerselva? That the river could turn blue? Or that we had child labor in Norway? Life along the Akerselva was unique and now you can follow the entire industrial history from the 18th century until our time. Use your mobile phone as a guide.

Experiences along Akerselva for the whole family

Arrangements have been made for lovely nature experiences along the Akerselva, modern hiking trails meander between illuminated ponds with fish, old bridges, and beautiful buildings in both brick and wood. Well-known companies such as Tandberg, Ringnes, Jordan, Vulkan, Lilleborg and Aker Mekaniske verksted started their history here. Use your mobile as a guide and hear all the stories!

With the mobile phone as a guide along Akerselva

– With your own mobile phone, you get automatic guidance on this walking route. The right story is read out in the right place – right in the ear. And pictures supplement what you see. The stories are told in Norwegian.

The guide routes are in the Voice Of Norway app, which is free to download.

Contagion-friendly guide
The guide is available at all times of the day. Be sure to choose a time for your trip where you avoid large gatherings of people.

The Voice Of Norway app is free to download and available for all types of smartphones. You can download the tour “Akerselva – a museum through the city” in a Wi-Fi zone before you go, so you don’t have to use mobile data.

90 historical points along the Akerselva

-Akerselva is an 8 km long adventure tour, with as many as 90 historical points that tell about the unique industrial history up to our time. In education, you see parks, cafes and cultural facilities.

At Sagene there is a separate guide route for children. See further down in the case.


Guiding for children
along Akerselva - Sagene

-With the mobile in hand, the children can see pictures, check the map and hear the story at the right place.

It is Borgny who conveys stories from the old days along Akerselva to the children. You can read more about it here .

Collaborative project

-The audio guide with pictures and text has been developed by the Technical Museum and the City Museum / Arbeidermuseet ( Oslo museum) , with support from the Cultural Council. read more

This is how the audio guide works

Convey what you want, where you want, when you want

  • The story starts automatically where the user is
  • The story is communicated with pictures, sound, text and maps
  • Professional narration
  • Location-specific content
  • For adults, children and fun with quizzes
  • Available around the clock, in several languages
  • Automatic playback based on geofence

Become part of Norway’s largest audio guide platform

The guide routes in the Voice Of Norway app
- a collaborative project with the whole of Norway

The Voice Of Norway app is used throughout Norway. This is how it becomes a joint service for all regions: to make it easy for travelers to have good experiences in Norway – designed by yourselves.

Ta kontakt med oss for å få vite mer om hvordan du kan legge til rette for denne typen formidling i din region eller område!

Team Voice Of Norway
Telefon: 94096772

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