Read more about our courses and tours:
- NPF River Kayaking Introduction Course (5 hrs)
- NPF River Kayaking Foundation Course – Foundation (2 days)
- Guided Grade 1 – 3 Whitewater Kayak Tours
- 5 Steps to Becoming a Grade 3 Paddler
- Private whitewater kayak instruction
- Private whitewater guided tours
Don’t see the date you want? We also offer private courses and guided tours for individuals and small groups. Or get in touch by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will try to help.
Tours and courses include: Kayak and equipment, including wetsuit and dry top; transport by minibus from our base to the rivers where we paddle – Sjoa, Lågan and Otta; NPF våttkort on completion of any NPF course.
Special offer: 25% off all our courses and tours at Mad Goats Sjoa during the Sjoa River Festival – get in touch by phone or email to get your code!
What to bring: 2 x layers of thermals, a towel, swimwear and a warm change of clothes.
Private group option: You can also book any course or tour as a private group.
Gift cards: All of our activities can be purchased as gift cards. Just choose the “gift card” option during the booking process.
Our location: Mad Goats Sjoa, Heidalsvegen 834, 2677 Nedre Heidal https://goo.gl/maps/zd1yQ8jZP32saG3x7
Getting here: Train to Otta (the fastest train is with SJ Nord) then bus to Faukstad – see https://innlandstrafikk.no/ If you are driving, we have some space for parking at the kayak school.
Accommodation: We offer camping options from 99 kr per person per night or a basic cabin for rent (249 kr per person per night, min 2 and max 4 people). We also have an onsite sauna – a day pass is only 299 kr per person, and you can use it as much as you like! More info about our cabin and camping facilities at Mad Goats Sjoa.
For other accommodation in the Sjoa and Heidal area, you can also try following:
Rescue 3 Norge
For all river users, we also highly recommend doing a course with Rescue 3 Norge.
These are internationally-recognised river safety courses taught by very experienced instructors and where we go for our own staff training.
- WRT-REC 2 days for the recreational paddler https://rescue3norge.no/wrt-rec/
- WRT-PRO for guides and safety paddlers or any other person who works on the river https://rescue3norge.no/wrt-pro/