KAYAK SJOA

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INSTRUCTION TRIPS

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GUIDED TOURS

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MULTI-DAY DESCENTS

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GOOD TO KNOW

* Provide your own Kayak, PFD, paddle, spraydeck, helmet & airbags. Throw-bag & Rescue gear.

* River Wear = Thermal layers with drysuit or a combination of long-john wetsuit, 2 x wool/thermal layers under a dry top, wool socks, river booties or river shoes. Skull caps and gloves/pogies are recommended for the early spring and late autumn months.

* Dress appropriately for river conditions, water temperature and portage terrain.

* Kayaking equipment rental options are limited in Sjoa, let us know early if needing equipment.

* Healthy body & mind.

* NB. Missed rolls and swims will always happen, however as a general booking condition, an eskimo roll is required as a minimum to join a Kayak Sjoa guided tour, instructional trip or multi-day descent.

*A vehicle to help with shuttles. If not, no problem. Let us know if arriving in the Sjoa Valley by bus or train.

* Provide your own meals & refreshments, except for our Multi-Day Descents.

* We will help determine section of river, based on your past & recent paddling experiences and current waterlevels. If we have not paddled together before, we may startwith Grade 1 or 2 warm-up.

* The final decision on river route or section of river is decided the day before and may even be finalised the day of kayaking and communicated via phone/sms.

* We meet to go kayaking at the pre-planned take-out and/or put-in to drive the shuttle. We like it a lot when you are ready & geared up. This will give us more river time together.

RATES & AVAILABILITY

* Guided trips, instruction tours and descents are available from 1 May to 1 October.

* Rates advertised are based on 5 hour sessions, starting at 9am. Longer sessions are available on request.

* Rates are charged, per person per session in Norwegian kroner.

* Members of Norwegian kayak/paddle clubs receive a 15% discount on all Kayak Sjoa trips & tours.

* A photographer is available on request at an additional rate. They will document your experience and the images will be available as digital negatives.

* Please see Terms & Conditions for more details.

SAFETY

* The Sjoa River has relatively easy roadside access for most sections and routes for evacuation.

* We are trained - Rescue 3 Norge - skilled & experienced in rescue & safety situations and take you on routes we know well.

* There will be a detailed safety brief & scenario plan prior to Kayak Sjoa sessions.

* PLANET RIVER/KAYAK SJOA carries telephone, rescue equipment, 1st Aid kit, spare paddle & extra thermals on tours and trips.

* We provide a waterproof box for personal/medical items.

* In the event of high/flood waters on the Sjoa and/or its tributaries, we can move our guided tours and instruction trips to nearby watersheds like the Otta, Driva & Atna.


KAYAK SJOA GUEST TESTIMONIALS

It was simply an outstanding experience to paddle with the two of you for a week thanks to your way of guiding us. I can but hope, that it was not the last time - Markus Engler (Switzerland)

I really enjoyed kayaking with you last year. And I am planning to come to Sjoa together with my wife this year. Can you guide us too – 5 days? - Ivo Hammer (Estonia)

Thanks again for a great day on Thursday. Spent a couple of hours today in a small river at Bygdin training in/out eddies (with a draw/holding stroke) and the paddling techniques/excercises you showed me - and it really worked. So now I am all fired up and cannot wait for next season (and meanwhile learning the eskimo roll during the winter)...! - Anders Olstad (Norway)

Thanks you so much for three truly wonderful days. Not only was it fun - I can also feel how your guidance improved my paddling. So once again: Thanks! - Daniel Trier (Denmark)



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