There are several rivers to do rafting in Norway, but one of the best ones is considered to be the River Sjoa which travels eastwards to the Gudbrandsdalslågen, one of Norway’s finest angling rivers. Through the Heidal traditional district, Sjoa ultimately falls in the Gudbrandsdal. Sjoa is THE spot for whitewater rafting in Norway.
Fast-flowing and frothing waters running over huge rocks and through tight gorges can quickly become addictive, and many rafters have Norwegian rivers on their whitewater bucket list. Sjoa River is regarded as the best river for rafting in Northern Europe.
One of the well-known spots for rafters
Sjoa offers you the most exciting rafting activities. With several modern infrastructures offered for carrying out several water activities including rafting and kayaking, the Sjoa River has now emerged as one of the most well-known spots for all interested rafters. Several parts of the rivers require a certain degree of technical expertise, while other trips are more family-friendly through calmer rapids.
The main rafting season is from mid-May till the end of September. You can also try canyoning and Follow a river through gorges and canyons. This is an experience of nature that can take your breath away.
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Whitewater rafting in Norway
The white wild river Sjoa will make you nervous and make your adrenaline rush all through the trip. With water splashing all over your body and providing you the ultimate thrills, you can feel the power of the waves and can also experience the power of the current.
However, experienced guides will take you down the rapids safely, with a lot of fun and excitement all the way. You will get the opportunity to raft through all the well-known rapids such as ‘The Micro Surf’, ‘The Gulf Stream’, ‘Haystacks’, ‘The Chocolate Gorge’, ‘Devil’s Elbow’, Bye Bye Baby, and the Faukstad Fall.
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Experience the Washing Machine
you can surf under the ‘China Hole’ and take off towards the biggest and final rapid ‘The Washing Machine’. This is the final rapid, yet one of the most thrilling.
The rafting companies have long experience and offer safe whitewater rafting. Various activities during the winter include snow play, snow rafting and sledging.
Here are some companies offering rafting in Sjoa:
White Water Rafting in Norway, compiled by Admin