Is rafting safe?

There are at least 6 factors that effect your safety

Your safety, as a client, is absolutely crucial and the highest priority for our company. That is why we deal with safety systematically.

According to our opinion, there are at least 6 factors that have an effect on your safety while rafting. Always choose the rafting provider carefully. You should definitely be interested in these questions:

How do we ensure your safety at Dagali Fjellpark?

We have chosen Numedalslågen, a safe river

Is rafting safe? Yes, if you choose the right river.

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It alternates regularly between wild rapids and slow-moving pools. If you fall out, we just fish you up!


Depending on the water flow, we can choose higher or lower parts of the river.


The river branches from one to multiple stream at some rapids. Rafting with your kids and adult friends at the same time? No problem. Each raft handles rapids in its own way.


Combining streams and sections, it is possible to organize all the 3 levels of trips on the same day: Family rafting WW Class 2/3, Classis rafting 4/4+, FULL ON rafting 4+/5.

We hire professional guides and instructors

Is rafting safe? Yes, if you choose the right guides.

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Safety talk, family rafting in Dagali


All the rafting guides have international certificates, for exampel RESCUE 3 or International Rafting Federation.


Dagali Fjellpark has over 10 years experience on Numedalslågen. All the rafting guides know the river very well.


We have our own Guide Manual, written up based on more than 10 years of experience with guiding commercial rafting trips on the Numedalslågen River.


We combine the experience of our international guides with the local knowledge and experience of local stable guides, to provide the best team for our river.

Everyone has to follow safety rules

Is rafting safe? Yes, if you follow the rules.

Who stays anchored ashore?

What is the Safety Talk about?


Follow the instructions

You are obliged to follow the guides' instructions and messages.


If you use medicine or have previous injuries that may affect the activity, you are obliged to inform about this in advance of rafting.


You get an easy-to-follow Safety Talk before you go rafting. You are obliged to follow during the Safety Talk. Make sure that you have understood what has been covered and said. Ask if anything is unclear.


The limit for family rafting is 8 years or 120 cm, for classic rafting 12 years or 140 cm, for FULL ON rafting 15 years. Under-age must have parental approval to participate. Children under 12 years must be accompanied by an adult at all times.


You must have swimwear under the wetsuit. This ensures safety and hygiene not only for you, but also for other visitors.


We have got you!


You get helmet, life jacket, wetsuit and shoes. The helmet has to be worn on the head during the entire activity. The vest must be fastened with all clips, adjusting straps tightened. The vest must be tight during the entire trip. You are obliged to use wetsuit and shoes during the activity.

Well established routines contribute to greater safety

Is rafting safe? Yes, if you choose a provider with well established safety routines.

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Is rafting safe? Safety talk

River communication - few signs for example

Everything OK? OK!

One arm on the helmet.


One arm or one paddle straight up and waive 45 degrees. The other arm is pointing at the actual place. One repeats whistling 3 times after each other.

Eddy in

Waive your arm in circles and point towards the eddy.

Need first aid kit/accident

Cross forearms with one forearm vertical, the other horizontal. If this is signalized to the bus driver, he shall call 113.

Prior to the opening of the rafting season

Rapids and water falls are carefully scouted before bringing customers.

Check in for the trip and fill in the documentation

Based on that, we know how many people go on the trip and how many we have to bring back.

Valuable things

Mobile phones and valuable things are stored in the safe at the base before rafting.

Ask the crew

Every crew is unique. The guide talks to you to get know your expectations and fears to adapt the trip.

Get the right neoprene size

That's very important. The neoprene stretches a little in the water. If your wetsuit was too big, a balloon full of water would create under it. This would pull you down. So a precisely fitting neoprene is very important due to your safety.

First aid kit

At the trips, we always have main and bus first aid kit. The main first aid kit contains, to pick ut something, for example adhesive plaster, bubble wrap for one person, stabilizing bags, telephone/radio, river map or emergency plan – short version. In the bus, there is for example neck collar and wool blankets.

Safety equipment on the river

First aid kit, rope, carabiners, pullies, prusiks, throw bag in every boat, cell phone (at least 2), wrap kit.

River communication

All the guides at all times know what’s going on. If the trip leader is informing one guide, this is confirmed, and given to the next guide. All signs given on the river are both a sign and a question. Guides always answer.


The customers stay in the river as little as possible. The guide is always prepared.

Safety kayak

When there is just one raft on the trip, at least one safety kayak is always ready to rescue swimmers.

Surfing on waves

Before a surf, there is always a safety raft or kayak ready to rescue the crew.

When a raft flips

The guide first counts helmets and makes sure no one is stuck under the raft. Than he/she looks out for immediate dangers. If anyone are in trouble, the guide helps him or her first. Than he/she re-flips the raft and gets everyone out from the river as soon as possible. Than the guide collects paddles and other gear. The raft goes to the riverbank, regroups and gets organized.

Trip logistics and organization

Is rafting safe? Yes, if you choose a rafting provider with good logistics.

the base Dagali Fjellpark
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Each raft has its own guide throughout the whole trip

The guide is responsible for the raft on the river. The guide is throughout the whole trip on the raft. 1 guide per 1 raft.

Only 15 minutes with the bus to the river

The closer the river, the safer the transport with the bus, dressed in wetsuit. And not only in terms of covid 19. Think also thermal comfort. This is important, especially in the summer, when it is hot.

If you take medication

Important medicaments, for example for asthma and diabetes, are gathered by the guide at the beginning of the trip, placed in a waterproof first aid kit, which is in the raft.

The busdriver helps

The bus is waiting for the rafts at pre-arranged hidden places. It is possible to use the bus or the driver in any case of emergency.

Functional, high quality and clean equipment

Is rafting safe? Yes, if you use quality equipment.

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We offer 3 thicknesses of neoprenes: 3, 5 and 6 mm. You are obliged to use wetsuit and shoes during the activity.

Rafting = life jacket. No life jacket = no rafting.

The vest must be fastened with all clips, adjusting straps tightened. The vest must be tight during the entire trip.

Neopren shoes

You get neoprene shoes to keep your feet protected and warm.


The helmet has to be worn on the head during the entire activity.


Rescue phone 113

Emergency room Geilo 116117

Local police 02800

Norwegian air ambulance Ål 32 08 60 30

Is rafting safe? Yes, just book the right trip with Dagali Fjellpark!

We invite you to the best outdoor adventure in Norway