Mad Goats
Sightseeing ToursStand Up PaddleboardingKayaking & Canoeing
10:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Monday
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Sunday
10:30 AM - 9:30 PM
About
Mad Goats is Norway's largest kayak and stand-up paddling school and is best known for our Akerselva River Kayak Tour. We also offer floating sauna experiences on Oslo Fjord in Tjuvholmen, Oslo. This is a must-do if visiting Oslo, Norway - jumping into the ice-cold waters of the fjord followed by a hot sauna and friendly people - life does not get better! Our sauna can be booked for private groups or public sessions and is open 7 days a week. We run våttkort sea kayaking courses and offer Oslo kayak tours around Oslo and whitewater rafting and kayaking in Sjoa, Heidal. We are happy goats & love to have fun on the water! We offer guided kayak & stand-up paddling tours, courses & rentals. We are well known in Oslo for our famous Akerselva River Tour, an urban paddling tour right through the heart of Oslo. If you are looking for an authentic trip with professional yet easy-going fun guides then you are in the right place! We love sharing goat life, so we hope to “Catch you on the water!”
Oslo, Norway

Awards
Travellers' Choice
2023

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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Wonderful experience. Be prepared for limited changing space with no privacy. Changing area has glass doors to exterior and interior sauna area.
Written 12 March 2024
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Thanks for the great review and for choosing Mad Goats to experience Nordic Sauna Life on the Oslo Fjord! Welcome back. :)
Written 26 March 2024
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Roxy H
Glen Burnie, MD1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Such a unique experience! The sauna heats up nicely and was able to soothe my cold bones. I was too chicken to jump into the water! I dipped a toe and it broke off into the ocean and floated away. Would do again if I didn't ever want to wear flip flops again.
Written 5 March 2024
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Thank you for the awesome review! Welcome back to our sauna next time you are in Oslo 🔥😊
Written 9 March 2024
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bjornlindahl
Lillestrom, Norway48 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Taproom in Ols town Oslo, Norway!
Untapped Verified Venue.
English guys running the taproom.
Very pleasant visit. Cool place, a lot of brilliant beers!
I recommend thos place a 100 days in a week….might not be 100 dats in a week, but anyways…I recommend it rhat often any way
Written 10 October 2023
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You have reviewed the wrong company. We are not a bar; we are a kayak and sauna company. 😊
Written 9 March 2024
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Skye
Lydney, UK1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Highly recommended, great experience.
Would be a great trip anytime of the year.
Lovely. Views from sauna.
Written 17 September 2023
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That you so much for the kind words, always good to hear and see people enjoy coming and doing our activities.
Written 18 September 2023
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Keith B
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
I had a cracking day out with the lads at Bjørvika taking the våttkort it's was a thoroughly enjoyable/fulfilling experience and 100% worth the effort let alone the money. Unfortunately I cannot remember our groups instructors name the German fella, but he was a very nice,fun and professional guy. We learnt a lot all the while having a blast 😃. Will definitely be back for more courses and tours with them at Mad Goats, and also heading up to their partner location at Sjoa after winter. See you's on the water Guy's & Gal's 👍👍
Written 17 September 2023
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Hi and thanks so much, his name was Pascal and I will pass the message on for you. So glad you enjoyed and hope we see you out on the water soon.
Written 18 September 2023
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Austin L
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
We had a great time. This was a self-service experience where all the instructions are laid out quite nicely. All we had to do was enjoy the steam of the sauna and brave the cold of the Oslo Fjord. Also a great way to meet other travelers and locals. Thank you so much!
Written 11 September 2023
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Thank you so much for the kind words, and we hope to see you back again soon.
Written 12 September 2023
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Stephan D
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
We had the pleasure to be instructed and guided by two people who provided us the other experience under and at Oslo with the tunnel and the seaside view at the end.

We can really recommend it.

Thanks to Christian and Matthias

Written 1 August 2023
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Thank you for taking the time to give us a review. And we are happy you enjoyed your experience with us. It means the world to us.
Written 2 August 2023
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Keir M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
Very enjoyable and good instruction - a really good afternoon. I feel like I learned a lot in a small amount of time.
Written 20 July 2023
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Thank you so much for your review, we are proud of our courses, and its good to hear it went the way we expect. Hope that means you will be out renting soon. And enjoying all the freedom of a kayak gives you.
Written 21 July 2023
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Ruth D
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
The tour was brilliant, perfect activity with a group of friends! Lovely views & our guide Pascal was great - 10/10 would recommend!!
Written 8 July 2023
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Thank you so much. And very happy you enjoyed the tour.
Written 9 July 2023
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C O
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
We had an absolutely wonderful time. Christian was our guide (hysterical and informative) and Mathias was our helpful driver/set-up and break-down person.
Only recommendation: our group of 12 felt a bit big for one in-water guide mostly due to differing levels of kayaking experience, but this was not a deterrent of our fun.
Highly recommend booking this trip on your next Oslo adventure!
Written 29 June 2023
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Thank you for you kind words, they both do a wonderful job, and we are glad you enjoyed. We do put on extra guides when the water is higher, and at times we will run on a ratio on 4-1, but right now it is extremely low. Again thanks.
Written 2 July 2023
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