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Elvelangs i Fakkellys 2013/Annual Akers River Walk by Candlelight

Come see over 3500 candles/torches lit along the Aker river from Frysja to Ankerbrua! Elvelangs i Fakkellys (The River Walk by Candlelight) is held on the Thursday closest to the autumnal equinox - a day when day and night are of equal length.

The River Walk is a unique cultural event. Nature, darkness and candlelight is part of the experience. The river front is filled with various cultural elements such as choirs, dancing, fire juggling, corps, waffle sales, campfire and much, much more.

The event is managed by a committee consisting of one person from each of the four districts of Oslo. Local forces involved with torch lighting and artistic performances.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    We've started walking!

    September 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    We've started walking!

    September 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi all. Where is everyone?

    September 19, 2013

  • emilia27

    does anyone want to meet up in front of t-bane stortinget around 7 and take t-bane to nydalen together? :)

    September 17, 2013

    • Kate J.

      Yes, we are for 5 more minutes in front of stortinget

      September 19, 2013

    • Adrian

      We r at Max now.

      September 19, 2013

  • Laurie

    We will be meeting at Nydalen T-bane station not Midtoddveien!

    1 · August 30, 2013

    • Emma

      Do you want me to change the location of the event to Nydalen?

      September 1, 2013

    • Kamran K.

      Guys, it's my girlfriend's birthday so we are going for dinner, but we'd love to meet up with you guys in the middle round 8.30 or so! Can I have someone's contact to find out where u guys are? Would be great to meet new people specially since there is so many of you! Cheers,

      September 19, 2013

  • Ruby

    anyone knows if there's a Facebook event for this?

    September 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It is also mooncake day tonight, but mooncakes are hard to get in Norway. At least we can (hopefully) enjoy the full moon. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mid-Autumn_Festival

    September 19, 2013

  • Alice Cyan C.

    Do we walk north or south from the station?

    September 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This would be my first time doing anything in Oslo without my tour guide (boyfriend). I'm not too familiar with the streets or places. Would anyone be interested in meeting with me prior to this for a couple drinks and then heading over? I get lost easily and don't want to miss it. :)

    1 · September 16, 2013

    • Alice Cyan C.

      Sent you a mail

      September 18, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Alice. I'm sorry, but I didn't get the mail from you. Please send it again. :)

      September 18, 2013

  • Laurie

    Hi everyone! Wow, a lot of people have signed up for this event! For those that are coming on their own and/or would like to take the walk down Akers river as a group, we will meet right outside Nydalen t-bane, facing BI business school (as soon as you come up the escalators from the train), at 7:45 pm.

    Akers river is just a short walk from here.

    I had planned to have a meet up for drinks or coffee at the end, but we are way too many to make this official. If someone wants to suggest a meeting point further down the river walk for this, please do so and post it here! Looking forward to seeing you!

    2 · September 15, 2013

  • Federica

    Great event! Looking forward!

    September 13, 2013

  • Mimi

    I'll make sure not to miss this!

    September 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    1st visit to Oslo and on the very 1st day is this annual riverwalk. I like the place already. =)

    September 11, 2013

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