Sjoa Source Descent


Traverse the full length of the Sjoa River, Norway from the farthest source of Storåa.


Duration : 6 days & 5 nights

Route : Høgvaglebreen to Sjoa

Grade : 4/4+

Distance : ca. 120 kilometres

Descent : ca. 1170 metres

Cut-off level : 351.30 (65 m3/s)

Group : Max 3 guests + 2 crew

Meals : 5 breakfast / 6 lunch / 6 dinner


2018 Dates :

To be decided on request.


















9000 kr.


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Sjoa Lower Descent 1


An overnight experience of the Åsengjuvet and Playrun routes.


Duration : 2 days & 1 night

Route : Åseng to Riksannlegget

Grade : 3+/4

Distance : ca. 26 kilometres

Descent : ca. 260 metres

Cut-off level : 351.60 (105 m3/s)

Group : Max 8 guests + 2 crew

Meals : 1 breakfast / 2 lunch / 2 dinner


2018 Dates :

23/24 June

10/11 August

17/18 August
















3800 kr.


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Sjoa Lower Descent 2


Encompasses the Åsengjuvet, Playrun & Åmot Fallene routes.


Duration : 2 days & 1 night

Route : Åsengjuvet to Sjoa

Grade : 4/4+

Distance : ca. 30 kilometres

Descent : ca. 305 metres

Cut-off level : 351.30 (65 m3/s)

Group : Max 6 guests + 2 crew

Meals : 1 breakfast / 2 lunch / 2 dinner


2018 Dates :

23/24 June

10/11 August

17/18 August

















4200 kr.


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Sjoa Full Descent


Traverse the full length of the Sjoa River, Norway


Duration : 3 days & 2 nights

Route : Lake Gjende to Sjoa

Grade : 4/4+

Distance : ca. 70 kilometres

Descent : ca. 710 metres

Cut-off level : 351.30 (65 m3/s)

Group : Max 4 guests + 2 crew

Meals : 2 breakfast / 3 lunch / 3 dinner


2018 Dates :

31 Aug - 2 Sep

7 Sep - 9 Sep (back-up date)


















6000 kr.


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Overview


* The goal is to descend the whole route safely and in tune with nature. This will require a prudent and practical approach. This will not be a huck fest of a tour. There may runnable waterfalls and Grade 5 rapids en-route, but these may/will be portaged and admired from riverside in the interests of the groups task, of enjoying the whole river descent experience - the whitewater, the company of nature and each other.

* We will lead and prepare meals, however all in the group will contribute to safety & living on the river together.

* A minimum of class 3+ skills required. This is expedition style kayaking where we carry all we need with no outside support, except for emergency.

* Ideally we meet the evening before to pack our boats, source those last minute forgotten items, double check and get to know each other.

* River levels will be the ultimate decider of tour availability. Flexibility is in as much respect to the river as too our safety.

* All body parts need to be functioning and in order, as these descents require a fair amount of physical activity.

* There will be a screening of previous experiences and/or current whitewater competence during the request & booking process to determine legibility of joining these overnight descents.

* Please see the options below for departure dates.

* We are open to discuss alternative dates for these guided tours.


Packing List


* Kayak, PFD, paddle, spraydeck, helmet.

* Throw-bag, knife, rescue gear & whistle.

* Dry bags

* Thermal layers with drysuit is ideal 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 for the early spring and late autumn months.

* 0 degree Sleeping bag, tent/shelter, mattress.

* 1 set of overnight clothes which includes rain-jacket, wool hat, wool socks and shoes.

* Head torch, Bio-degradable toiletries.

* Plate/bowl, thermos cup, knife, fork, spoon.

* Snacks & refreshments


Overnight / Food / Meals


* We will camp and overnight on the river bank. We have goals as to where we want to camp, but the plan may change. These overnight areas often have no facilities. The climate in the foothills of Jotunheimen can be cold and wet at any time of the year, and even all day long.

* You will also help to carry either supplies or food - don´t worry the load gets lighter everyday. We will provide the necessary drybags.  

* Planet River will provide the on-river meals.

* We will cook with gas/camping stoves creating basic luxury with fresh food.

* Please advise on allergies when booking.


KAYAK SJOA - DESCENTS