Canoe trip from Hyllbrua to Støa in Ogndal. Tranquil river that offers great scenery and suitable for family and friends. Bring a snack and camp on the river bank at one of the picnic spots.

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Canoe trip from Hyllbrua to Støa in Ogndal. Tranquil river that offers great scenery and suitable for family and friends. Bring a snack and camp on the river bank at one of the picnic spots.

Paddling in Jens Kvernmo’s kingdon – close to the Skjækerfjella Mountains

The river Ogna is the ultimate starting point for a leisurely canoe trip with family and friends. Here you can paddle on flat water in the river, go ashore, eat food at one of the many picnic areas before paddling on. The river is calm and you get close to nature. Ogna is perfect for those if you who are beginners and experienced paddlers. There are no rapids and waterfalls here, it is safe and easy to paddle.

The canoe trip from Hyllbrua to Støa in Ogndal was named by the  magazine Nation as one of the 5 best canoe trips in the country in 2020.

Alone or with friends or family?

Whether you like canoeing alone or with family and friends – a canoe trip is a fun activity in spring, summer and autumn.

Steinkjer Municipality Forests Ogndal Bruket KF hire out the canoes and the lean-to at Støa with under roof seating can also be included in the hire. This trip takes you from Hyllbrua to Støa. Quiet water flow provides both intermediate and beginners a comfortable ride with nature close by.​​​​

Distances from Hyllbrua or Storbekken

You can choose to start either Hyllbrua or Storbekken. Endpoint is Støa with adapted seating in a kote/gamme (old fashioned mud hut) included in the rent of canoes. The distance Hyllbrua – Støa is 10 km and will take about 4 hours at a leisurely pace. It is 3 km from Storbekken to Støa and takes about 1.5 hours. 

Canoe at Lake Lustadvatnet

You can also rent a canoe at Lake Lustadvatnet. There there is a canoe in the boathouses down by the lake (see map below). You can park your motorhome and capingvan up here. Or go on a hammock trip here. We recommend paddling along the lake. License-free fishing with rod and otters in Lake Lustadvatnet.

Tour description

There is only 3 meters in height difference in Lake Ogna between Hyllbrua and Støa. The river winds calmly through the landscape with lots of turns and excavations. Along the way there are small islands. The stretch is facilitated with several picnic spots and we ask that you use these spots during your food breaks. There are floating docks and facilities to put the canoes onto the water at Hyllbrua and Storbekken. Here you might see the otters and beavers. You’ll feel like you are gliding on the lake. In the spring, bird life is abundant and we recommend that you take a detour to Mytla if you are interested in bird life. This is a small tributary about halfway on the trip. Everyone and especially children will have a great experience as nature comes right up to the canoe and resemble a mini-expedition in itself.
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Road description

From E6 south of Steinkjer, exit by the Shell and follow the road to the city centre – to the 2nd light crossing. Turn left up the road Ogndalsvegen (Norges Midtpunkt). Follow this road for about 20 km to Hyllbrua (Fv 762). Steinkjer Kommuneskoger Ogndalsbruket KF will have you canoes ready at Hyllbura unless otherwise arranged.

Practical Information:
Rent canoe or kayak from agreed place on the river (life vest included). The canoes are NOK 350 per canoe per day. Use of pic nic areas and barbecue area at Støa is included in the rent.

Booking and tailor-made offer:

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Tel.: +47 74 40 17 16
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