Heidal Rafting in Sjoa
Heidal has been a destination of choice for exciting activities and comfortable accommodation in the Sjoa Valley since 1938. 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.
Most of our guests visit us for a Rafting in Sjoa experience, which we have perfected in the almost three decades we have offered a variety of guided trips. Each summer, we welcome families, friends, companies, couples and solo travellers who enjoy the Sjoa Valley from the vantage point of its beautiful rivers.
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 the desired activities that are so easily accessible from our facilities.
The Sjoa Valley offers so much more than rafting. While this is our main attraction, we also offer riverboarding, canyoning, a bridge-swing and a via ferrata.
Here you will find a fine selection of our most popular rafting tours. Most visitors at Heidal Rafting choose one of these.
Familyrafting at Ottaelva
Guided raftingtour for the entire family, and a super opportunity to do something together!
Daytrip rafting in Shoa through Heidal
The tour that has made rafting known, and popular in Norway.
Afternoon trip rafting in Sjoa through Heidal
A shorter version of the daytrip on the middle part of Sjoa.
Sjoa Vandrerhjem/Aamodt Gård are located in beautiful and calm natural surroundings between the rivers Sjoa and Gudbrandsdalslågen. Sjoa Vandrerhjem was originally a farm from the 1200s, and we offer guest rooms and facilities at a high standard. You can either choose family huts, or 2-, 3- or 4-bed-rooms in the new building. If you are looking for simpler accommodation, we can offer you both lavvo (traditional Sami tent) and open shelter , which are both close to the sanitary facilities.
All of our rooms and huts have their own bathrooms, and we are the only rafting tour provider along Sjoa that offers this.
One of our huts is called “Skinnbue” and is a converted old stable that houses 6 people.
Right at the base is our lavvo/gapahuk camp. Room for 50 people
Simple and good with a bathroom, sleeping alcove, living room and mini kitchen
We now have new double rooms, 3- and 4-bed-rooms in the converted Barn.
Food and drink
We strive to serve good, homemade Norwegian food at an affordable price, where you can eat good and hearty in pleasant surroundings. Meals are served in eisestua from 1747, in Grillhuset or in the Greater Lavvo.
Part of what we offer is good breakfast buffet, lunch, special set menus for groups, cured meats, 3-course barbecue menu and whole grilled lamb. For those who are on rafting day trip will be served stew with bread and salad, and the two-day trip you get moose stew / venison day two.
Should you be a vegetarian, have allergies, celiac disease or other problems with dieting, we will arrange other meals, but it requires that you tell in advance. We are fully licensed and serve beer, wine and spirits in both Peisestua, outdoor area and BBQ house.
Sjoa River is one of the world’s best for rafting and other water activities. It flows from Lake Gjende (984 moh.) At Besseggen to the village Sjoa in Gudbrandsdalen, where it flows into Gudbrandsdalslågen. The river flows through Sjodalen and Heidal. You can also find the Knight’s jump(Ridderspranget) along the river. Take a look at the video below for an introduction to Sjoa River and what to expect.
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