Rafting in Sjoa

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White water rafting in exquisite Norwegian nature. Quiet sections, narrow gorges and rushing rapids.


We offer accommodation to our guests, and with simple and cozy options both in rooms, cabins and lavvo, we have something for every taste and budget. Breakfast is served in the dining room, while lunch and dinner are served outdoors around our sheltered bonfire area. We also have a small kiosk / shop / bar at the reception.

From the source in the majestic Jotunheimen National Park, the Sjoa river runs besides big mountains, through alpine lakes and gets funnelled into a number of gorges, canyons and waterfalls on the way down to Gudbrandsdalen. Once the river has built itself up to its most powerful it flows through the village of Heidal. Amongst historical farms with grass-eating cows, the river divides the valley and at the same time facilitates world-class white water experiences.
From May through October, Sjoa and Heidal are full of adventure-seeking river people from all over the world. Whether they are on a white water rafting trip, kayaking or swimming down Sjoa on river boards, they have one thing in common – the joy of experiencing one of the world’s best rivers. Among the range of river activities offered, rafting in Sjoa is still by far our most popular activity.

Go Rafting Sjoa is located just off the river in Nedre Heidal and has been so since 2004. In earlier days, our base used to be the village school. We also offer accommodation in rooms, cabins and lavvos. The breakfast, with our fresh home baked bread, is served in the dining room. After the day’s activities, we offer coffee and home-made cake on our airy and rain-proof outdoor area. Here we also have bonfires on cool evenings.

Although white water rafting in Sjoa is our main activity, we also provide a wide selection of other experiences. We offer white water rafting at various levels in Sjoa, rafting in other rivers, white water family rafting, canyoning, river boarding and more. We also have a wide range of custom-made packages, for businesses, school groups, families and for groups of friends.
You will find all the information you need on our pages.

Do you have any special requests? Contact us and we will tailor a program specifically for you.

Other white water rafting trips

Short Trip

Are you short on time or just want a taste of white water rafting? White water rafting in Sjoa is a world-famous river activity and our short trip gives you a taste of why.
Duration: About 3 hours

Day Trip

This is our most popular white water rafting trip and not without reason. White water rafting in Sjoa is a unique experience, both with regard to the nature of the river and its surroundings.
Duration: About 5  hours


The canyon Åsengjuvet is known for its extreme and wild nature. This is our most challenging river activity, and the stretch offers a monumental experience for the adventurous rafters.
Duration: About 4 hours

Sjoa Double

Experience all the best Sjoa can offer from the extensive Murudalen valley, the dramatic Åsengjuvet and the gorge “Chocolate Canyon” to mention some. If the water level is right, we also run the hectic “Washing Machine” at the end of the trip.
Duration: About 7–8 hours 


White Water Rafting and River Boarding combo!
This is the perfect combination of two amazing river activities: rafting and river boarding on the same day!
Duration: About 7–8 hours

White Water Family Rafting

White water family rafting is a great experience and a great option when the whole family wants to create good, lasting memories!
White water family rafting is suited to both families with kids as much as for those who want a cautious approach to rafting.
Duration: About 4 hours 

«Super day with super nice people»

– kai


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