The Perfect White Water Tour of Norway.



Norway is Europe’s prime destination for summer paddling fun. With steep creekin’, big volume, technical alpine runs, and pool-drop fun all available as and when you please, Norway has it all, and more.

Run amazing drops, see cool landscape, live on the open road.



Arguably the best quality whitewater in Norway – our trips trip to Valldal are an absolute highlight of our paddling year. This incredible journey will take you paddling, boofing and sliding through jaw dropping postcard scenery amongst Norway’s most famous fjords.

From the unique Rauma, which offers slides, falls and rapids interspersed with deep turquoise pools, past Europe’s highest cliffs, this trip will then take you over the incredible troll road into Valldalen, home to strawberries, whitewater, and gateway to fjord land.

The sections of the Valldøla river and her twisting, sliding tributary the Myklebustelva are highlights in anybody’s paddling career. With clean boofs and slides to run laps on, you’ll even come away with professional quality photographs of you hitting your lines. We look forward every year to another Valdal pilgrimage – join us for a very special trip!


Adventure Programme


Overview & Summary
Adventure Photos
Adventure Itinerary
Group Composition
Experience Required
What the Price Does/Does not Include
Deposit Payment
Booking Info

Valldal Steep Creeking


Adventure Itinerary


Day 1 Arrival in Otta by Train or Bus, move to Sjoa Valley


Day 2 A full run of the River Sjoa, THE Norwegian Classic


Day 3-4 We head north past Rondane National Park to Dombås for the famed Ula & Upper Rauma, all classic runs, and Over the Troll Road to Valldal
Day 5-6 We enjoy the delights of the West Coast in the Strawberry Valley
Day 7 Head back to Sjoa, via the picture prefect Geirangerfjord
Day 8 Pack up your memories and head on home by train or bus to Oslo from Otta
Of course, this schedule’s only a guideline: we’ll chop and change depending on how you’re getting on, what the levels are like and what everyone wants to do

Group Composition


The trip will be led by an experienced Gene17kayaking appointed trip leader. In selecting suitable leaders, we not only look to ensure that they have the relevant qualifications but we also ensure that they have an excellent track record of white water paddling from around the world. Whilst qualifications and experience are essential requirements, we also make sure that our leaders have the right temperament to lead a trip group comprised of individuals who have a range of previous experience and expectations. The leader is a vital contributor to the enjoyment and well-being of the trip members and he or she will be there to deal with any unexpected problems. To that end, we aim to provide a leader who will make the trip both successful and enjoyable throughout.

Our leaders hold current wilderness first aid certificates and have experience of dealing with remote river related medical conditions.

We will take a maximum of 6 paddlers on each trip, although the number may well be less than this. With every 3 paddlers we have on the trip, we’ll have a highly experienced Gene17kayaking Teacher/Guide.


Experience Required


Norway – Valldal Road Trips takes place on Class III/IV/IV+ whitewater.
The Norway – Valldal Road Trip is suitable for experienced paddlers who are able to paddle for 3 – 6 hours in a day on Class III/IV. Generally the rivers are accessible with near road access, but occasionally there may be some exposed terrain. This trip begins on an easier section of whitewater, but will soon reflect conditions expected at the grade. Participants should therefore expect to be in a river environment during peak runoff for sometimes extended periods of time.You are welcome to Contact Us, if you would like to discuss the trip in more detail.

What the Price Does/Does not Include


TRIP COST: 1300€

What the price does include

  • Guiding and Instruction
  • Accommodation
  • Local collection & River shuttles*
  • Use of a full spec whitewater kayak** from our fleet

* There is a frequent yet irregular bus and train service from Oslo to Otta. We collect from Otta Bus/Train Station from 1800-1900 on the day of arrival, and drop off for 1000 on the day of departure. An airport shuttle from Oslo to Sjoa is NOT included with ANY of our Norway Trips & Adventures, as the direct public transport link is straight forward and easy to undertake.
** Gene17 has a small yet excellent selection of kayaks for a range of different sized paddlers, & these are available on a first come, first served basis ONLY

Accommodation & Catering
You’ll be stay in a Dorm at the Sjoa Kayak Camp, or in a Hytta Cabin en route to Valldal, often no bed linen is provided. We’ll provide the cooking equipment, and often will share as a group the cooking duties as we road trip to the West coast.

The Personal Paddling Equipment you should bring:

  • A good semi-drytop or drytop or drysuit
  • Your paddle
  • Whitewater PFD, spray deck and good helmet
  • Solid footwear for bank support – no sandals
  • Rescue gear, including a throwbag, knife, sling and karabiner
  • Sleeping Bag

What the price does not include

  • Visa fees
  • Flight
  • Bar bills
  • Travel & Boat insurance
  • Food & meals
  • Tips
  • We can not guarantee the use of a locally sourced kayak

Deposit Payment


Another drop, another fine boof
Sjoa, Norway – Valldal Road Trip 1300€

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Available upon request for July & August for strong groups of Class IV paddlers