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Since the start of pilgrimage in Norway in the beginning of the 1000s until Protestantism was introduced in 1537, Varphaugen was a central stopover for pilrgrims enroute to Nidaros. The traditional pilgrim often brought stones alonng the pilgrimage, each stone representing every sin the pilgrim had commited throughout his or her life. When the pilgrims arrived at Varphaugen they threw away their stones and washed away their sins. Varphaugen (Warphougen) thus got its name.
The farm was built in 1744 The tourist business was started in 1947, while rafting was introduced as an activity in 1984. Since then rafting has become the main activity at the site and Sjoa Rafting Centre is today the oldest in Norway. In addition to the range of exiting rafting tours the site offers accommodation as well as good food and drinks. Sauna and hot tub are also among the facilities.
Information See website Sjoa familierafting