To inspire children to explore the unique surroundings of Sjoa Familierafting, we have created an experience trail full of little surprises.
Take your children for a walk in the forest to explore, see if you can find all the strange things we have hidden out there among the moss and stones. Without saying too much, we can reveal that there can be funny animals or stones in vibrant colors, or bird boxes. Here you have to think both birds and fish. You may even encounter some small obstacles along the way.
This is a fun activity, and the children will soon be fully focused on the task of finding the things.
The adventure trail is suitable for children of all ages and is available for discovery all season long.
Sjoa Familierafting is based on Varphaugen, an old farm, which is surrounded by beautiful nature, and we want our guests to explore as much of the area as possible when they come to visit. A good way to do this is to go on the adventure trail. Children may not always want to go for a walk, but when there is a “mystery to solve” on the way, it usually helps with motivation.
The adventure trail makes it fun to go for a walk. Various objects are placed along the path, and the children are challenged to explore and find these. We have also created small obstacles on the way to make the path both fun and challenging.
As the name suggests, Sjoa Familierafting focuses on family activities for families with children up to 15 years of age. With us you can engage in many different activities, some on water, others on land and some in the air.
The water activities include family rafting, SUP and canyoning. If you want to do something that doesn’t involve water, we suggest you visit Sjoa Climbing Park or challenge other family members to a game of pentathlon. This can involve activities such as sack races, puzzles, tin bowling, ball in basket to name a few.
If you get hungry, you can either use one of our fire pits for grilling, or you can buy simple meals such as homemade pizza or toast. If you want us to serve meals, they should be pre-ordered. We serve both breakfast, lunch and a two-course dinner. We also have a small guest kitchen available, if you want to provide the food yourself.
Get close to nature
At Sjoa Familierafting, we offer various types of accommodation. For those who want a wilderness experience, it is possible to sleep in a lavvu on the bank of Gudbrandsdalslågen. It is a special experience that brings you even closer to nature.
We have newly refurbished cabins with bunk beds and enough space for a family of up to five people. All cabins are equipped with a fridge and a table so that you can serve meals indoors.
We also have a newly renovated family room of approx. 30 m2 with two double beds, fridge, dining area, kettle and a sink. There is space for an extra cot, should there be a need for this, which makes the family room perfect for families with the very smallest children. The family room is on the second floor of Nordre Stuggu, a charming house from 1745 with views over both the area and the river. Nordre Stuggu is centrally located and those who spend the night here use the sanitary facilities located centrally. You will also have access to a single shared kitchen, if you do not wish to order meals from us.