Jotunheimen – Hike and White Water Rafting, June 30-July 1

Participants take a short hike to the rafting training camp on day one, where they will spend the night. Day two includes training, rafting safety and two runs on the river.

Photo: S.Drevsjø ©

Schedule and accommodation are subject to change.

According to Norse mythology, Jotunheimen is the home of the giants (jotun or jotne) and the trolls. These were the main adversaries of the old Norse gods such as Thor and Odin. Jotunheimen offers a beautiful and majestic landscape, with several of Norway’s highest mountains.

An excursion for students in good physical condition

You must know how to swim to participate in the rafting excursion. Moreover, you should not suffer from any illness provoked by stress or cold water. During the rafting sessions you will be taken care of by experienced rafting guides. We will be going on a rather easy rafting trip and you do not need any previous experience with rafting to take part in this excursion. You should, however, be comfortable with going under water, as you may fall out of the raft during the rafting.


On the rafting excursion we will spend the first day doing some demanding mountain hiking in a stony and steep area when hiking the mountain Bitihorn. The hike will last for approximately 4 hours. The second day we are rafting in the mountain river Sjoa. The rafting trip will last five hours including a lunch break by the riverbank. 

Packing list

  • Hiking boots 
  • Warm clothing
  • Raingear: jacket & pants
  • Running shoes
  • Wool socks
  • Wool sweater
  • A change of shoes & clothing
  • Bathing suit

See also: How to dress for Norwegian mountains

Information about room and board

  • We will spend the night in simple lodgings (dormitory) at Sjoa Rafting Camp. Here they have sauna and hot tub.
  • Separate men's and women's dormitories
  • Lunch is not included on day 1. If you are a resident on Blindern Dormitory you must pack your lunch at breakfast. If you do not live at Blindern Dormitory you must bring your own lunch.
  • Students who prefer beverages other than ordinary tap water (which is of good quality in Norway) at dinner will have to pay for this individually.

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Published Oct. 7, 2016 10:35 PM - Last modified Nov. 28, 2017 3:52 PM