About Serious FUN and the guide team

Serious Fun is a company that aims to offer nature based activities that burst with real energy, joy and quality. In order to fulfill our goals, the most important elements are safety, experience, knowledge and the genuine interest and passion to give our guests an amazing experience.

Our rafting centre is located close to two National parks; Hardangervidda National Park and Hallingskarvet National Park and a 30 minute drive from The National Park Village Geilo.

Our base is right next to road 40 in Dagali, please view map for detailed location and road description

Family run and with a local connection

Serious FUN is owned by and run by family and the local community in Dagali. Marianne and William run William and it is very likely that you will meet them at the base on the phone/e-mails during the summer season.

Marianne’s brother Inge-Andre has the longest experience as a rafting guide on the Numedaslågen and is also engaged and owner in Serious FUN. Both Marianne and Inge-Andre grew up in Dagali.

The rafting guides

Our guides are from all over the world and with their different backgrounds, they all complete the Serious FUN’s team. However they all have experience, knowledge and passion in common.  Our guides are from Norway, Sweden, Czech Republic, Zimbabwe, Portugal and South Korea.

Read more about us under.

Photo: Trond Kjønås

 

Our Team

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William

Senior guide

William started rafting in 1994 on the mighty Zambesi.

He is also a skilled kayaker and become quickly in charge of videography on the Zambesi. He was part of developing new water activitie and became the first person to introduce river boarding on the Zambesi.

He has rafted on several rivers in Africa, Australia and Europe.

William came to Norway for the first time in years 2000 and has rafted on the Numedalslågen every summer since then.

In 2005 he opened the rafting centre Serious FUN and is well known for his innovation, rafting experience and to always put his guest first.

Rafting guide experience: 23 years

Course:
Swift water rescue technician
First aid

Fun fact:  Loves a good water splashing fight!

 

 

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Inge-Andre

Senior guide

Flest turer og år som guide på Numedalslågen!
Han har raftet på Numedalslågen siden første kommersielle raftetur i 1989.

Norsk og Skandinavisk mester i rafting.

Har Swift water rescue kurs, førstehjelpskurs og gjennomført flere elveredningskurs for bedrifter og organisasjoner.

Jobber fast som aktivitetsleder på Geilomo Barnesykehus og er områdesjef i Heimevernet.

Bror til Marianne, svigerbror til William og oppvokst i Dagali.

Fun fact: Elsker ordspill og tørre vitser

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Chris

Senior guide

Chris is also from Vic Falls, Zimbabwe and has been rafting on the mighty Zambesi for 22 years. He has rafted on many rivers like the Nile, Congo and the orange river.

In addition as working as a rafting guide, he has also worked for the Medical air rescue as a paramedic.

Rafting guide experience: 22 years. 4th season at Serious FUN

Courses:
Swift water rescue
Paramedic course
First aid

Fun fact: He was the most mentioned rafting guide on our Tripadvisor reviews in 2016

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Marianne

Booking

Often called the office lady and is usually your first meeting @Serious Fun.

Either on the phone, e-mail, facebook or at the introduction at our base, she will do her best to provide you with all necessary information.

Since her first summer job working at Dagali airport, she has ever since worked with customer care.

Customer care experience: 24 years

Courses:
First aid

Fun fact: Has a very special kind of humour

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Martin

Seniorguide

Martin is from Czech Republic and has been a Kayaker since childhood, and joined competitions and expeditions in whole Europe, USA, Chile, India, Turkey, Ecuador…

Rafting guide experience: 9 years

Courses:
International Raft Federation – guide
Bachelor degree – Sport and Physical education
Rescue 3 Norway – WRT
First aid

Hobby: outdoor sports, traveling, good food and drink

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Jacob

Guide and bus driver

Jacob, also known as ‘the Swedish viking’

Working his third season at Serious Fun. Apart from being a guide on the river, paintball instructor and doing teambuilding activities, he also drives the bus.

Jacob has a background in the military and is a certified wilderness guide in Sweden. He works as a ski patroller during the winters among other things and loves to be outdoors all year around!

Experience rafting:

Courses:

Quote: Ahhhaaaaaaaaaa

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Eliot

Seniorguide

Eliot is from Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. He is full of humour and experience. In addition to being a rafting guide, he is also a MaLoya, a traditional dancer in Zimbabwe.

He has rafted many rivers in Europe and Africa.

Rafting guide experience: 24 years. 3rd season in Norway

Courses:
Swift water rescue
First Aid

Quote: “I like to move it, move it”

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BK

Seniorguide

Bikani ‘BK’ Chuma from Vic Falls, Zimbabwe and have been rafting since 1996 on the Zambezi River between Zimbabwe & Zambia.

He is also a Class V kayaker, both creek and playboat.

Experience: 21 years, 3rd season at Serious FUN

Courses:
Swift water rescue
First aid

Quote: Mira!

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Johan

Training guide

Johan turns 17 this year and is from Fredrikstad, Norway.

He is full of energy and works very hard and he joins almost every rafting tour to learn.

His father, Rune Nordstrand is also a guide, and har known Marianne, William and Inge-Andre for years.

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Antonio

Seniorguide

Antonio ble født i Mosambik og vokste opp i en liten landsby ved havet i Portugal. Han elsker å reise og utendørs sport, men hans største lidenskap er å være på vannet!

Rafting guide erfaring:  20 år
Kurs:

Trip Leader/ Rafting Guide /3
First AID course (CPR, BFA and aquatics procedures)
Kayak coach grade / 1 portuguese federation

Sitat:  “Vamos indo e vamos vendo”

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Trond

Altmuligmann

Trond is  always ready with a helping had and often to be seen with a camera in his hand.

He is a local farmer, but has many talents, especially within computers and photo.

 

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