Top-level whitewater kayak instruction and guided trips, standup paddleboard tours on world-class rivers, and more!

Experience some of the worlds most famous whitewater rivers: The Sjoa, Lågen and Otta. The Sjoa River in particular is renowned around the globe for its world-class rapids, ranging from grades 1 – 5, meaning that there is something suitable for every skill level.
Our goal at Mad Goats Sjoa is to get you from an absolute beginner level to be able to competently and safely paddle class 2 – 3 rapids, thus maximising your enjoyment on the river. The key to this is to have a systematic step by step process, tailored to the individual so that you can learn at your own pace and in a way best suited to your learning style. We pride ourselves on not only being highly competent kayakers, but also patient teachers, and easy-going individuals. At the end of the day, we want you to feel safe, happy, and welcomed, so that you can have a totally awesome time on the river together with us… catch you on the water!

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2022 courses and tours will be announced soon along with exciting new on site accommodation. Bookmark this page and we'll catch you on the water next year!
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Our location: Mad Goats Sjoa, 834 Heidalsvegen, 2677 Nedre Heidal

Getting here: The nearest train station is Vinstra (only 3 hours from Oslo) and we can pick you up if you let us know your arrival time. If you are driving we have parking at the school.

Accommodation: We can offer camping or a basic dorm room for 4 people on site. For for other accommodation in the Sjoa and Heidal area we recommend the following:

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