Sjoa Brurusti (GT)


* Grade 4/4+

* A minimum of solid class 4 skills required for this 8km route.

* Starting below the famous Ridderspranget waterfalls. A short slide with a punch and a medium-sized waterfall to get adrenalised soon after put-in.

* A compulsory waterfall portage, the 3 Billy Goats and Nedre Tråsåfoss amongst other rapids await.

* The section ends at the Åsengjuvet put-in.

* A viable full day option (added charge), is too combine it with the Åsengjuvet route.

* Low to medium flow dependant.

















1800 kr.


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Sjoa Åmot Fallene (GT)


* 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 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 adrenaline for 1st timers. An optimal 2 runs in a 5 hour session is possible to nail those lines and appreciate the classic route it is.

* Low to medium flow dependant.

















1700 kr.


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Sjoa Åsengjuvet (GT)


* 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 mild 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 long and technical, and the crux rapid and worth a scout.

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

* Low to medium flow dependant.

















1600 kr.


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Sjoa Playrun extended (GT)


* Grade 2/3+

* We start in the village of Heidal and follow the river for 15km to Riksanlegget.

* This route starts off mildly, down wide longer bed load rapids with few obstacles, sweeping bends and small wave trains.

* At Harlaug bridge the river narrows and builds its way quickly into the main playrun section as the gradient steepens into the bedrock of Chocolate Canyon.

* Departing the canyon we 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.















1500 kr.


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Sjoa Playrun (GT)


* Grade 2/3

* The 6.5km playrun is possibly Norways most paddled whitewater.

* 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 5 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 waves.

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

















1400 kr.


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Overview


* Our focus is a safe journey, experiencing the white-water and nature whilst kayaking the Sjoa River.

* We guide you, showing you the surf waves, the optional lines, and helping to keep you away from tricky waters and unseen dangers.

* We assist with scouting & portaging. T-rescues, hand-of-gods, and cleaning up in the event of swims or mishaps if needed.

* We are flexible, and are able to cater for the ambitious and the most reserved of paddlers.

* We should also have the time too show & describe the natural sides to the river like its rock features, side creeks and waterfalls, lotic and riverine inhabitants and share some of the stories and legends that have played out within its valley sides over the years.


Itinerary


* Meet and greet at the agreed put-in/take-out, geared up and ready to go kayaking.

* Plan briefing for WW Guided trip. Sign waiver/indemnity.

* Drive the shuttle.

* Safety brief - signals, scenarios & river etiquette at put-in.

* On water, with a brief warm up session.

* Flow with the river, stopping occasionally for either scouting, leg stretches, surfs, snacks or a hot cup of coffee.

* Finish up with a laugh and high 5`s, load boats & gear and complete the shuttle.


Notes


* Åsengjuvet, Åmot Fallene & Brurusti may require a prior session together on an easier section of Sjoa to determine your skills. These routes will include must make eddies, scouting and/or portaging.

* The gradings listed for offered routes, are based on low water flows.

* We are happy to discuss combinations of the above routes for a multi-day/overnight adventure or view overnight options on our Sjoa Descents page.


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