Rafting i Sjoa
Heidal Rafting has been a destination of choice for exciting activities and comfortable accommodation in the Sjoa Valley since 1992. These take full advantage of our location in the heart of the valley, with easy access to the rivers, canyons, forests and peaks that attract adventurers from other parts of Norway and the rest of the world. Our rafting in Sjoa offering is just one aspect of what makes Heidal Rafting appealing. We also provide lodging and dining options that combine the best of traditional Norway with modern vacation convenience for a complete, and unique, experience.
With a broad variety of different rafting trips we are able to deliver the one that suits you. Rafting is a fun, exiting activity that also is safe. We have in a course of 31 years perfected our activities to give you the best experience ever.
The diversity of the Sjoa Valley landscape offers so much more than rafting. While the lure of the whitewater presents our most popular attraction, we also offer adventure activities like riverboarding, canyoning, a bridge-swing and rope and cable activities like a via ferrata.
Now you can soar in the air with great views of Sjoa and the surrounding mountains. We have made climbing available to more people, and now offer Via Ferrata right behind our base.
Vacation is as much about relaxation as it is about fun, once-in-a-lifetime experiences.
We offer our guests a full vacation package that includes accommodation, homemade meals, and a wide variety of outdoor activities that are easily accessible from our facilities.
We offer a wide range of activities, and are guaranteed to have something that suits you and your group. Whether you prefer the mountains or the water, choose between popular activities such as white water rafting, Via Ferrata, canyoning, riverboard and rope activities. We take care of the details so that you can soak up the outdoor experience, breathtaking views, and unique wildlife along the way.
Are you ready for an adventure?
Sjoa Guesthouse serves as the base for Heidal Rafting, and therefore, we can offer diverse and comfortable accommodation to our guests. Accommodation options range from fully serviced rooms and family-sized huts, each with their own bathroom (a unique feature amongst the Sjoa river operators), to rustic, traditional lavvo and gapahuk shelters located a stone’s throw from comfortable, shared ablution facilities.
Sjoa Guesthouse is nestled between the rivers Sjoa and Gudbrandsdalslågen. It has origins as far back as the 1200s, when it was established as a farm. The beautiful and calm natural surroundings that form the backdrop to the guesthouse make this an ideal destination in itself, or as a base for a variety of adventurous activities that take full advantage of the surrounding mountains and rivers.
Our converted barnhouse has 2,- 3- and 4-bedded rooms with communal lounge and kitchen
Our huts offer simple, comfortable accommodation for up to 6 people
This charming hut is a converted old stable offering three floors of space housing up to 6 people
The lavvo camp is an iconic feature with space for up to 50 people
Food and refreshments
We offer good, hearty and value-for-money meals that are designed to enhance the homely Norwegian experience. Meals are generally served in the iconic Peisestua, which is the original section of the farmhouse dating back to 1747, or in the BBQ house, or in the large Lavvo.
We offer a satisfying cold breakfast buffet, warm lunches and dinner, and special set menus for groups. Our meals feature favourites like cured meats, a 3-course barbecue menu, and whole grilled lamb. For those guests who have signed up for a rafting day trip, your main meal is a stew with bread and salad.
With prior notice, we accommodate meal preferences for vegetarians, those with allergies and other conditions and dietary requirements. We are fully licensed and serve beer, wine and spirits in Peisestua, our bright and welcoming outdoor area, and the BBQ house.
Why choose us
With Heidal Rafting in Sjoa, you get everything you need in one place. We offer a diverse range of activities, whether you prefer the water or the mountains. It’s only a short distance to the Sjoa river, where we offer four different rafting trips with varying levels of difficulty. For families on summer vacation in Sjoa who want family rafting or riverboarding, both the Otta river and the Gudbrandsdalslågen river are just a short bus ride from our base. If you prefer the mountains, our popular Via Ferrata is right behind the reception, and we offer three different canyoning trips, so everyone can find a suitable tour for themselves and their group. For accommodation in Sjoa, we offer rooms in the barn, huts, or our cozy skinnbue. For those who prefer simpler standards, it is possible to stay in your own tent, RV, or in our lavvo camp. Our package deals are all-inclusive with activities, accommodation and meals included so you can relax and enjoy your stay.
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