Rafting Family Trip on the Otta River

Kid Friendly in Norway
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Tour description

Close to Sjoa you will find the beautiful Otta River, which is perfect for families with kids or others preferring a mild but still exciting rafting trip.The Otta River is big and wide with calm sections and moderate rapids. This trip is perfect for families and others that prefer a more relaxing experience. The guide can use the width of the river to choose whether they want to hit the big waves or safely lead the boat around. There will be time for playing and swimming as well. The main focus of this trip is the kids and their safe and memorable experience in the water. The trip will end with a hot shower, coffee, juice and cake at our base when you return.

We meet at Base at 11:30 AM. Starting with a general briefing and info about the trip, then signing Liability Waivers before dressing up and fitting the river equipment. The provided equipment is: Neopren Wet Suit, Neopren Boots, Helmet and Life Jacket.  After a transfer of approximately 25 minutes to the Otta River, we get to the start point where a thorough safety briefing will be held. Then a quick paddle technique session before we get on the river. We use rafts of 4-8 persons, and all rafts have a qualified and professional guide on board.  We stay on the water for approximately 90 minutes with lots of play, fun and real rapids, and the highlight of the trip is often the optional cliff jump that we can do on almost all water levels. At the end of the river section we use, our transport is waiting to drive us about 15 minutes back to the base, where we can enjoy a hot shower, and then some home made cake and coffee/tea. Photos are normally taken on this trip, and we show these on a big screen as a round up of the day, normally around 3:30 PM. The photos can be bought afterwards, for those who want to.

What's included

  • Light refreshments
  • Morning coffee/tea

What's not included

  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)


  • All necessary equipment included
  • Family friendly
  • Snacks and Beverages included
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Excellent value for money