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GoRafting

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Overview

GoRafting.no offers rafting and other activities in, on and around the River Sjoa. Our base for rafting is right next to the Sjoa, which is regarded as one of the world’s best rafting rivers.

From May to October the area around the River Sjoa and Heidal is teeming with visitors who have come to raft, kayak, swim or riverboard down the river. Rafting the River Sjoa is our main activity, but we also offer rafting in other rivers, family rafting trips, canyoning, riverboarding, abseiling, climbing and many other exciting activities.

Short rafting trip on the River Sjoa

This trip gives a taste of what rafting is all about and always leaving rafters hungry for more! We raft on the same stretch of river as the day trip, a section that includes many of the river’s well-known rapids. This is normally an afternoon trip and ends with coffee and cake back at our base.

Season: 1 May 1 – 1 October
Age limit: Must be at least 15 years old on the year of participation
Duration: About 3 hours

Day trip on the river Sjoa

This is the trip that made the River Sjoa a world-renowned rafting river. It’s our most popular rafting adventure and is suitable for everyone. We first paddle through calm waters with wonderful views over picturesque Heidal. Downstream we’ll pass through narrow gorges and classic rapids such as “The Gulf Stream”, “Haystacks”, “Bye Bye Baby”, “The Faukstad Drop” and many others. We raft about 14 km and after the trip enjoy a delicious hot lunch served at our base.

Season: 1 May – 1 October
Age limit: Must be at least 15 years old on the year of participation
Duration: About 5 hours

Rafting the Åseng Gorge

This is more challenging than the regular day trip and delivers maximum enjoyment for adventurous rafters. We start at the top of the gorge and paddle through 16 km of foaming white-waters. Åseng Gorge is known for its extreme and wild nature and sheer cliffs, guaranteed to get the adrenaline pumping. A hot lunch is served back at our base after of the trip. This tour is offered either as the second day in a weekend rafting package, or for visitors who have previously rafted with us on the River Sjoa through Heidal.

Season: 1 May – 1 October
Age limit: 18+ with previous rafting experience
Duration: About 5 hours

The Sjoa Double

This is Norway’s longest day rafting trip! Overall, we raft about 33 km, from above Åseng Gorge to a few kilometres from where the River Sjoa flows into the River Lågen. For the first half of the trip we paddle through a beautiful and normally inaccessible wild gorge, before cooking up some coffee over a camp fire and having lunch. Feeling fully energised after lunch, we set out again on a stretch of river that’s quite different from the gorge and find new places for fun and games around every bend. After this trip a shower and sauna have never felt so good!

Season: 1 May – 1 October
Age limit: 18+
Duration: About 7 hours

Fifty / Fifty

A great combination of rafting and riverboarding for those with plenty of energy but not much time! We start with a regular rafting day trip and after lunch we launch onto the river again, but this time on riverboards. After practising riverboarding in calmer waters, we drive upstream, then riverboard back down the river. Playing, surfing and swimming through the waves in the river’s own natural playgrounds are all part of the riverboarding adventure, which ends at our base. After a well-deserved shower and sauna, the day ends with coffee / tea and cake.

Season: 1 May – 1 October
Age limit: Must be at least 15 years old on the year of participation
Duration: 7-8 hours

Family Rafting

Close to the River Sjoa are the rivers Otta and Lågen, both of which are excellent for families, school groups and those wanting a gentler rafting experience. Both rivers are quite different from the Sjoa yet offer rafting adventures through some of the biggest waves in the Gudbrandsdal valley! The rivers are wide and deep with alternating calm waters and rapids. Your guide can use the river’s breadth to either head straight into the large waves, or navigate through calmer waters. The trip includes plenty of time for play


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Nedre Heidal , Norway
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61° 42' 32" N / 9° 25' 47" E
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