Join us rafting for a refreshing and action-packed outdoor experience in an incredible setting. Rafting in Valldal is perfect for most visitors, beginners and experienced rafters alike.
SEASON START MAY 15th 2021
Valldøla river is perfect for rafting. The exciting rapids are spread out along the entire length of the 11km river. We can promise you excitement, swimming a rapid and not least served a little local delicacy.
Before the trip
Meet up at our office in downtown Valldal. Our welcoming guides will inform you about today’s trip and provide each guest with important rafting equipment: Wetsuits, rafting shoes, helmets, and life jackets. Once everyone is wearing their equipment and ready to go we take a bus to Hoel Bridge, where the trip begins. The trip leader will give a thorough safety briefing, before splitting the group into different boats with their own guide. Your guide will give you some technical training before we are ready to start our adventure!
On the river
We do some easy training in a safe area before the trip starts with exciting rapids and waves through on the first section of the Valldøla. As the river calms we take our first break on the riverbanks. Here, all guests get the opportunity to swim a fun river rapid. It is a surprising and rewarding experience to feel the power of the river as you safely float through the waves. Once everyone has cooled off enough swimming in the river we continue downstream through high mountains and endless fields of strawberries.
As paddle past the halfway point we pull out and take a longer stop along the river. We light a fire, warm water, and serve a local delicacy, Svele, with local strawberries and cream. It is a fantastic break and a great way to refuel before setting out on the final, and swiftest section of the river. The grade steepens and rapids increase in both number and size. After 11km of beautiful scenery, adventure and excitement the rafts float quietly out into Norddalsfjord through the Valldal village, where we head for shore. Back at the office we dry off, warm up and reminisce about the wonderful rafting trip.