GoRafting Sjoa
Photos by Yngve Ask/GoRafting
Adrenaline filled adventures and easy accommodation
Rafting base by the mythical Sjoa river

GoRafting’s basecamp is situated just at the Sjoa River, known as one of the World's best and most popular rivers for whitewater rafting and other water activities. This is the place to come for an adrenaline filled adventure; perfect for both families and a group of friends looking to try something new and exciting.

At the rafting base they offer hostel style rooms, as well as a few cabins and tipis. It is also possible to bring your own tent. You can either buy all the meals at the base, or opt for a combo with self-catered stays. 

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Heidalsvegen 829

2677 Nedre Heidal


+47 61 23 50 00


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Suitable for all members of an average family. 


Perfect for those seeking an active vacation. 

It's a family business

Since 1989

GoRafting Sjoa is a family owned and operated business. Kristin Baardvik and Stein Erik Gaustad has worked within the tourism and activity business since the 1990s, and have run GoRafting Sjoa since 2003. The company has roots dating back to 1989, and is Norway's oldest rafting company.

Kristin runs the planning and booking part of the business, while Stein Erik is in charge of the activities, and enjoys being outside with the guests.

Rooms & amenities

At the rafting base they offer large hostel style rooms that overlook the Sjoa River. None of the six rooms look the same, and vary in size from 4-6 beds (most with bunk beds and loft/mezzanine). There are shared toilets and showers downstairs, where you will also find a small kitchen to use if you prefer cooking your own meals. It's also possible to bring your own tent. GoRafting offer all meals, or a combo with self catered stays.
Cosy hostel with a view
Hot tub & sauna

Perfect relaxation after a long, active day on the water.

Guest kitchen

A small kitchen to use if you prefer to cook your own meals.

Shuttle Service

Guests can be picked up from the train and bus.

Getting here

Traveling to GoRafting
By car

The rafting base is conveniently situated along road 257, 8 km from road E6 at Sjoa, or 24 kilometer from road 51 at Randsverk. 

Public transport

There are several ways to get to the valley: Train by NSB to Otta, the bus “Lavprisekspressen” to Kvam, the bus “Valdresekpressen” to Randsverk and make use of our pick-up service.


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