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Voss River SUP Guided Tour

Are you ready to see the river at Voss from a whole new perspective?

Join our latest and greatest SUP river tour with Outdoor Norway! Our expert guides will take you on a thrilling INSTRUCTIONAL trip on Grade 1 whitewater river  SUP section. We provide you with all the equipment. You bring the enthusiasm! This is an excellent experience for newbies and veterans alike.

Professional Guide   Breathtaking Views
  Easy Rapids  Fun Tour

 

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Paddleboarding Norway from Voss

You will get wet and you will have fun. This much is guaranteed. Everything else changes with each unique SUP adventure from Voss. Keep reading to learn more and please get in touch if you have any questions. 

Book now to join the latest SUP river tour from Voss, Norway, with Outdoor Norway's expert guides. This is an instructional trip on a Grade 1 whitewater river section.

The essential information for this Voss SUP river tour:

  • This is relatively easy (for whitewater SUP!)
  • Although there are plenty of challenging parts to test you.
  • Explore some of the prettiest parts of Voss by river.
  • Your qualified guide will provide instruction (dry land and on-the-water), giving you skills you can take on future river SUP adventures.
  • Train first on the lake, getting plenty of time to get the hang of things. 
  • Look out for wild salmon passing by!
  • A great option if you're keen to learn more advanced SUP techniques required to paddle rivers.

Book in advance to avoid disappointment, and if you're looking for even more fun while in Norway, check out our Rafting Tours in Voss and our Kayak Day Tours in Norway

Location

Voss

Season

May - Oct

Price

980 NOK (Adult)
880 NOK (Youth)
792 NOK (Child) 

Included

All equipment + guide

Duration

3 hours total
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Difficulty

Beginner to intermediate

Requirements

10+ years

Recommendation

This tour is suitable for beginner and intermediate adventurers.
Details

For River SUP tour

  Itinerary

  1. Check-in at our Outdoor Base 10 minutes before your scheduled time.
  2. Gear up.
  3. Safety instructions.
  4. Warm-up and practice.
  5. Shuttle to the river.
  6. All onboard!
  7. Paddle back to our Outdoor Base in Voss.

Guest requirements

  • Basic swimming skills
  • Max 120 kg weight
  • Good physical health

Before your trip, please inform us or your guide of any medical conditions like asthma, epilepsy, etc.

 

 WHAT TO BRING WITH YOU

  • Swimming clothes
  • Thermal underwear if cold
  • Footwear that you can get wet
  • Change of clothes
  • Sunscreen

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Professional river guide
  • Top quality equipment
  • Inflatable SUP BOARD
  • SUP paddle
  • PFD (personal flotation device also knowing as life-jacket)
  • Splash jacket
  • Wetsuits (if it’s a warm day 25 degrees and above it’s ok with your own sports clothes)
  • Footwear in neoprene
  • Transport to the river. We finish the tour paddling back to our Base.
  • An exciting river experience in heart of Voss, the adventure capital of  Norway

SEASON 

  • May until mid October
  • Trip times  09:15am
  • Wednesdays and Sundays.
  • Maximum 7 guests per trip
*If you are a group of 8 or more, please send an email enquiry for a special request.

 TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Voss river flows from Tvildemoen at Vigan, where Stranda river and Raundals river meet, through Vangsvatnet and Evangervatnet before it joins the Bolstadfjorden by Bolstadøyri. The river has a catchment area of 1.497 km2.
  • Voss salmon is one of the most famous big salmon populations in the country and is in class by itself even at a global level when it comes to Atlantic salmon.
  • Bolstadfjorden lies in both Vaksdaland Voss. Two of the straits is only 100 meters wide. At the mouth of a 7,000 year old settlement, Skipshelleren.
  • The Voss River was formerly known as a major salmon river, known for the famous Voss salmon and was much used, among other things, of the English salmon lords. Now a sea trout fishery of the greatest importance. There is ongoing work to accrue salmon stocks again, where the famous Vosso salmon is key.
  • Salmon and sea trout fishing is the jewel of the Norwegian sportfishing industry, and river landowners in Voss and Bolstad historically made significant money from renting their sections of river to rich Englishmen. If salmon restoration is successful in the Vosso river, these landowners stand to gain significant income from this sport fishery once again.
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Still have questions?

FAQ

What should I bring with me?

- Swimwear (to wear under the wetsuit)
- Thermal underwear (if cold)
- Extra clothes for changing after the trip
- Towel
- Sunscreen

Regarding weather conditions:
SUP-boarding is fantastic whether it's sunny or rainy!

What is the best time of year to go SUP-boarding?

The ideal time for SUP-boarding varies based on the river's conditions:

The rivers typically fluctuate from May to October. High water levels occur usually from June to mid-July, coinciding with the snow melting season. This period offers stronger rapids, especially for avid river enthusiasts.

Since the river isn't dam-controlled, water levels vary, ensuring an excellent experience throughout the season. So, whether it's the thrill of powerful rapids or the beauty of the crystal clear waters of the river Voss, any time during the season is a great choice for SUP-boarding.

Do I need prior experience to go SUP-boarding?

No, you do not need any prior experience at all.

SUP-boarding is a suitable acitivity for beginners and seasoned hobbyists alike, as you can moderate the challenge by sitting on the board, stand on your knees, or standing upright on the board. It can be a style competition, but it does not have to be; just have fun!

Furthermore, each tour includes a dedicated guide who will be with you throughout. We offer an introduction to your activity, covering paddle techniques, and ensuring you're familiar with all safety procedures before you begin.

Do we need to be physically fit to go SUP-boarding?

Yes, we suggest that all participants in our SUP-boarding experiences have good physical health.

If you have any medical concerns but still wish to go river canoeing, we always advise consulting with your doctor beforehand.

Will I fall off the SUP? What should I do if I do fall?

It's very common to fall into the water from your SUP-board. Before you go on any trip, you’ll be given extensive instructions on what to do if you fall in, and how to get back to your board and climb back on. Follow your guide’s instructions, and your 'swim' could be the most exciting part of your trip and a great story to tell your friends afterwards!

Should I tip my guide?

Tipping isn't customary in Norway, as it is e.g. in the USA. Our guides put in considerable effort to ensure your experience is both enjoyable and safe, maintaining the high standards set by Outdoor Norway.

While tipping is recognized as a standard practice in the industry and is always welcomed, it's never an obligation. It's entirely up to your discretion whether you choose to leave a tip. Your appreciation for the service provided is greatly valued either way.

When does your season start and end?

Typically, our season runs from May through the end of October. However, our tours are subject to weather conditions.

Can I leave my bag/luggage at the base?

Yes absolutely, that's not an issue at all.

We have shelves available for storing your belongings while you're out on a tour. Rest assured, there's always a member of our staff present at the base, so your items will be securely looked after— nothing goes missing on our watch!

Do I need to sign a waiver?

Yes.

Upon joining any activity, a waiver acknowledging risks must be read and signed. For minors, a parent or guardian is required to sign the waiver.

Meeting point

Summer Outdoor Shop address:
Evangervegen 32
5704 Voss
Norway

Meeting Point