Safety and Equipment
An important part of a good experience is the focus on equipment and safety. At Adventure Norway safety is always first priority, and you will always be provided with the necessary equipment.
We have very strict safety procedures regarding our activities, and we have never had serious accidents on the river during the 18 years we have been running rafting in the Mandal River. Safety has always been, and will always be the first priority. All of our activities are organized so that our guests feel safe and well looked after.
Having been through information and safety training on land and in calm water, you will get a good understanding of safety, awareness of the situation and equipment. Anyone with normal physical form will be able to cope with the challenges that the activity offers.
Our guides are certified according to the standard of the International Rafting Federation IRF and have experience both in the Mandalselva and other rivers nationally and internationally.
Adventure Norway provide you with all the necessary equipment you need for a good experience. Basic equipment consists of helmet, lifejacket, neoprene wetsuit. Our equipment is approved according to current CE standard (European standard).
We always recommend having suitable clothes due to the weather conditions. On cold days we recommend wool- or thermaltop to wear under the wetsuit, this means that the temperature in the river is not perceived as a problem.
Our guides are certified according to the standard of the International Rafting Federation IRF and have experience from the Mandalselva and other rivers nationally and internationally. Everyone has safety, rescue- and first aid expertise.
We have liability insurance that covers damages/accidents for which we as the organizer are responsible. The insurance sum here is up to NOK10,000,000. We recommend that you are responsible for ensuring that you have your own travel insurance.
We are one of two activity companies in Norway that meet the requirements and are Adventuremark certified. Adventuremark covers all aspects of the daily operation such as qualifications, education/training, equipment safety, vehicle safety and fire safety in relation to accommodation. Security procedures for all activities, first aid training for employees, insurance and quality assurance measures.