Sjoa Playrun

Grade 2 & 3

* Play the abundant surf waves, slalom-style the friendly eddies, get soaked in the wave trains, and get social with the rafters, river-boarders and the variety of foreign & local river travellers.

* In a 6 hour session there is often enough time for 2 runs, getting to the know the route on the first run, the second to explore more challenging lines and catch those on-the-fly surf waves.

* Let us know if you want to either playboat or run the river, or both.

* The Upper - Starting in the village of Heidal, this route starts off mildly, down wide longer bed load rapids with few obstacles, sweeping bends and small wave trains.

* The Middle - The 6.5km playrun is possibly Norways most paddled whitewater. At Harlaug bridge the river slowly narrows and builds its way quickly into the main playrun section as the gradient steepens into the bedrock of Chocolate Canyon.

* The Lower - Departing the canyonwe skirt past China Hole at Faukstad Rapid, and the river widens again into wide open vistas with several fun rapids around forested islands before finishing with a bang at the Washing Machine Rapid.

Sjoa Åsengjuvet

Grade 3 & 4

* A 12km continuous committing paddle over a combination of bedrock and bed-load geography within a steep walled & forested canyon.

* The run builds up in intensity after a mildish 3km warm up.

* Constant navigation of your boat around holes & large exposed rocks, riding diagonals off walls keeps you alert and sharp.

* The Gut is a long and technical rapid. The crux rapid of the Åseng canyon and well worth a scout.

* Remnants of glacier retreat, the distinctive vertical walls and sharp L-bends and cascading waterfalls give the feeling of being isolated, exposed and out in the wilderness.

* Low to medium flow dependant.

Sjoa Åmot Fallene

Grade 4 & 4+

* The last 4km of the Sjoa River before it confluences with the Gudbrandsdalslågen never fails to whet the whitewater appetite regardless of water levels.

* Must make moves through a water-polished bedrock and forested mini-gorge.

* A pool-drop session in low water is quite unlike in nature and force to the unforgiving and stonking torrent in high water.

* The first run is often a blur of scouting and adrenaline for 1st timers. An optimal 2 runs in a 6 hour session is possible to nail those lines and re-appreciate the classic route it is.

* Low to medium flow dependant.