Join us for 8 days of paddling, hiking, and relaxing in beautiful Scandinavia. Known for its waterfalls and trolls in every town, a trip to Norway is like stepping into a land of fantasy. Our guides have years of experience and contacts in the region. We will hit at least five different rivers on our trip as well as some beautiful treks
Who: Class III+ paddlers ages 13-17 who are interested in building their skills while paddling in one of the most beautiful locations in the world. This is a tremendous value for the amount of river instruction participants receive.
What: Travel around Norway to the famous rivers of Voss and Sjoa while mixing in back country hiking and camping in Jutenheimen National Park. Participants will receive focused coaching on their paddling skills throughout the trip, while enjoying the breathtaking views and relaxed atmosphere of the countryside.
Where/When: The 8 day trip will start and end in Oslo with transportation provided by RVA Paddlesports throughout your stay in the country. Participants should arrive in Oslo by Noon on July 31st and book their flights to leave in the morning on August 8th.
Day 1 – Arrive in Oslo & drive to Geilo to stay at Bjøkly Lodge at the Full-On.
Day 2 – Outfit boats & paddle Lower Numendalslagen (class III), evening hike to Hardangervidda
Day 3 – Canyoning with Full On
Day 4 – Paddle in Geilo on Ustaeni (IV) or Numendalslagen (III); Overnight Drive to Voss
Day 5 – Paddle Raundalselve or Strondalselve
Day 6 – Day 2 in Voss – Drive to Sjoa
Day 7 – Paddle in Sjoa staying at Sjoa Kayak Camp
Day 8 – Paddle in Sjoa Staying at Sjoa Kayak Camp
Day 9 – Flex Day
Day 10 – Drive to Oslo to fly home
*Itinerary is a general guide subject to changes based on weather, water level, and group preferences.
Accommodation: Each region offers the opportunity to stay in hostels close to the rivers we will be paddling. At least one night will be spent camping on top of the Hardangervidda Plateau. All locations offer full service bathrooms with showers, and kitchen.
Food: We will be restocking food regularly at local grocery stores and markets. If you have any dietary restrictions we will be sure to make accommodations throughout the trip.
Gear/Kayaks: Participants are encouraged to bring their own drysuit/dry top, skirt, helmet, PFD, and throw bag. Expect to pay $150-$200 each way if you want to bring your own kayak. Selling your kayak to a local can also be arranged before your return flight home. Kayak rentals are available for the entire trip for ~$250. If you are interested in traveling with your own boat check out the blog on the Homepage by Kelly Robinson for tips. You can also contact us for tips and tricks in traveling with a boat.
Cost: $1600 including all meals and transportation while in Norway. Price will go up to $1800 after May 1st, 2019.
If you want to read an account of a previous trip, check out Katie Lemmert’s write up on the trip in 2014.