RiverNorth’s most popular excursion is the Half-Day Rafting Adventure. You get to challenge big waves – and see if you’re brave enough to dive from a cliff!

Join us for a half-day rafting adventure on the Austervefsna River! The river flows through alternating narrow gorges and open sections from Hattfjelldal to Trofors, and depending on the water level, different sections are rafted throughout the season. Each raft can accommodate up to eight people, plus a guide, and RiverNorth can take a total of 32 people on each trip. The tour is suitable for both experienced rafters and those new to the river.

When you book your rafting trip with RiverNorth, you also get free camping at their beautiful wilderness camp right next to the river. After booking, send an email to mail@rivernorth.no with your overnight stay dates to secure your spot. You can find more information about the accommodations on their website.

The minimum age for participation is 14 years, and the activity takes about 3.5 hours from the time you put on your wetsuit until you’re changed and ready for new adventures afterward. Wet suits, helmets, and life jackets are provided as part of the tour. The river water is cold, so bring wool underwear, thin wool socks, shoes that can get wet, and towels for changing after the trip.


Phone: +47 46622098
Hjemmeside: www.rivernorth.no/
Facebook: rivernorth.no
Instagram: @rivernorthrafting
Get directions: Open Google Maps

The half-day rafting adventure is offered from 15 May through 1 October.

All participants must be at least 14 years of age. (If you have younger children, you are welcome to choose the family rafting trip.)

Bring woollen or thermal underwear, and thin woollen socks to wear under your wetsuit. Also bring a towel to use after the trip.

We’ll lend you a wetsuit, helmet and life jacket, but you must bring your own sneakers or other footwear that can withstand getting wet.

Max weight for this river rafting adventure: 120 kg (264 lbs)

RiverNorth is based in Trofors, which is a 45-minute drive south of Mosjøen. Alternatively you can travel to Trofors by train.

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Thank you for respecting the local communities, and for helping us preserve the natural beauty of Helgeland!


  • Strive to leave no trace of your visit. Bring back all your rubbish, including used toilet paper, and discard it in the nearest rubbish bin.
  • Plan your toilet visits and use the opportunity when you pass a toilet. In the wilderness, make sure you are not a nuisance to others.
  • Respect the local wildlife. Keep a good distance from wildlife, livestock and birds. Keep your dog leashed.
  • Respect private property. Keep a respectful distance from houses and cabins.
  • Show good boating sense. Keep a good distance from shore and drive at a low speed, especially when you are close to anyone or anything on the water, including birds or animals. Avoid loud and disturbing engine noise. Be aware that some islands and nature reserves are important nesting sites, and that going ashore is prohibited during the nesting season.
  • Follow the Norwegian Mountain Code (Fjellvettreglene). Plan your excursion according to the weather forecast, your skills and experience.
  • Join a guided excursion or consider hiring an experienced guide, especially when you don’t have sufficient experience or knowledge to guarantee a safe trip.

Welcome to Mosjøen

Mosjøen, the oldest town in Helgeland, is situated at the foot of Øyfjellet, where the rivers Vefsna and Skjerva join and flow into the Vefsnfjord.

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