A nice family trip from Skeikampen. We follow the river for a while, before reaching the rapids/falls. They are not exactly rapids for rafting on, but they are well worth a visit.
The start of the route is marked at the underpass by Skeikampen Fjellandsby. Red arrows are painted on the wall.
Follow the road to the T-junction and then proceed straight on along the path. This is where the cross-country ski trail runs in winter, so it can be a little wet in summer. After around 20 metres, take a clear path to the left. It is marked red.
Follow the red trail to Helgafossen. There are several small rapids and picnic spots along the route.
Follow the path out of the forest (by the old waterworks). Go left towards the little garage. Here you will find the red path back. After heavy rain, this path can be wet.
The trail is great for families with small children as the terrain is easy.
Note that at times of high water, the river can be fast-flowing with strong undercurrents
This hike is signposted and the level of difficulty indicated by colour-coded icons. Green is easiest, blue is moderate, red is demanding, and black is very demanding.