Basic Course Sea Kayaking – Grunnkurs i Havkajakk

Basic Course Sea Kayaking – Grunnkurs i Havkajakk

From 2500 NOK/person
2 days, 16h total Several dates NPF våttkort max. 6

You want learn how to confidently paddle in the Arctic waters and enjoy the beautiful surroundings around you?

Learn with us on a sea kayaking beginner-level basic course (Grunnkurs i Havkajakk) how to enjoy the kayaking in Northern Norway on a two-day kayaking adventure! 

This 16hr sea kayaking course is a step above our 3-4 hours Introduction Course Kayaking (introkurs i havkajakk).

You will learn all basics to the kayak and equipment in a safe and controlled environment after the guidelines from the Norges padleforbund. After completing the course, you learned to use kayaks, oars, treks and vest and will be motivated to go for further kayaking trainings! In addition, you will be familiar with simple safety routines and exercises, as well as how to effectively maneuver the kayak.

What will you learn exactly during the 16 hours / 2 days course:

  • Lift, carry, launch and kayak
  • Efficient forward paddling
  • Back paddling and stopping
  • Lateral movement of the kayak
  • Low support ceiling
  • Control ceiling (rear)
  • Swing (crank and handlebar)
  • Disembarkation
  • Securing kayaks after landing
  • rescue Techniques
  • Loss prevention
  • Planning a simple trip to be completed
  • General security and basic seamanship
  • In general about outdoor life and the General Court
  • Traceless traffic

After completing the beginner-level basic course you have the possiblity to buy the NPF våttkort for a supplement of 100 NOK per person.  

Let us inspire you into the world of kayaking with this beginner-level basic course!

** We require a minimum of 4 passengers for this tour **


Tour includes:

  • beinnger-level basic course by the guidelines of Norges Padleforbund
  • Kayaking gear
  • Dry suit with warm fleece base layer
  • Warm gloves and hat
  • Drybag for valuables
  • total 16h, 2 days
  • Certified Kayaking guide
  • 4-6 guests

Don't forget:

• Bring snacks and drinks
• Wear warm wool layers


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    5 star rating

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    Our guide was Eli and she is a very passionate and caring individual who proudly showed us around beautiful Tromso . One of the highlights of this tour was a visit to the excellent Polar Museum and our guide enhanced our visit with her detailed knowledge of the museum and its exhibits.
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    5 star rating

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    The guide and the driver very friendly.

    The agency pick you up in your hotel and later they bring you go a museum-restaurant to drink a Tea or Coffe and watch a video about Aurora Bolears.

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    5 star rating

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    5 star rating

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    5 star rating

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