Get your NPF våttkort on our sea kayaking foundation course (Grunnkurs Hav) – in Oslo
Have you always wanted to learn how to paddle a kayak? Grab the goats by its horns and book this two-day course in Oslo! During this course, our certified and professional (and very funny) instructors will teach you how to use a sea kayak, about safety on the water, proper paddling technique and how to rescue yourself and others.
The difference between the 3hrs Introkurs Hav and the 16hr Grunnkurs Hav is that over these two days you will have time to properly learn the paddle techniques and rescues so that when you go out by yourself, you are able to trust yourself. Not only this you will learn how to pack a kayak, camp and cook in the outdoors – this is a full package course aimed to give you the best start in becoming a kayaker.
After completing this course you will be awarded your very own NPF våttkort, level one and two! This nationally recognised qualification will allow you to rent kayaks so that you can paddle alone or with friends. The freedom of adventures awaits you!
This course lasts for 16 hours / 2 days
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– Fitness requirement: Medium
– Age limit: 15+ (exceptions can be made in special circumstances – get in touch).
All kayak equipment included.
Beginner; no experience needed.
Note: your kayak instructor will contact you a few days before the course with more info, but please feel free to call us anytime if there is anything you are wondering about.
If you wish to spend the night at Langøyene you can sleep in our 16 person lavvo, or you can bring your own tent. If you prefer to go home for the night you can always jump on the ferry back to Oslo on Saturday afternoon, and then take the ferry back to Langøyene on Sunday morning. We start at 10:00 on Langøyene on Sunday.
- Warm clothes to suit weather conditions
- Thermals to wear underneath our wetsuits
- Sunscreen, sunglasses and water bottle
- Water to last two days (if you are staying over)
- Bring lunch and dinner if you have not ordered through us (this cost Kr. 350,-)
- Sleeping bag, sleeping mat and
- Outdoor gas cooker if you are cooking your own food
- Earplugs if you are a light sleeper
- Snacks to eat during course hours
- Towel and swimwear
- 1x 40L and 1x 60L waterproof bag. You can buy from “Westsystems in Alnabru” and get a discount if you tell them you’re doing a course with us. If you can’t manage to purchase these for some reason or another we can bring for you – but get in touch before the course start date.
Activity overview for Grunnkurs in sea kayaking
Meeting point is by our kayak container at the Sollerud beach at Lysaker at 10:00, to see exact location press here: Sollerudstranda, Drammensveien 282, 0283 Oslo Our container is located in a boat harbour by the beach. If you can’t find your way there, you can go to the beach and our instructor will find you there. If you’re arriving by car you can park here: https://goo.gl/maps/kBc4QF1YxCE2.
When all participants have arrived we will hold a briefing detailing all the necessary information about the course. Afterwards, you will get your own kayak and equipment. Before heading out on the water we go through a safety briefing, learn about basic kayak equipment and how to pack your kayak properly.
11-ish You’re finally on the water!
Paddle and seamanship training:
- Edging and boat control
- Basic paddle strokes
- How to paddle with as a group
- Basic traffic rules on the water
- How to paddle in the wind and small swell
13:00-13:30: Lunch break and a chance to use the restroom.
After the break, we only have a short paddle to Langøyene. Once we arrive we start with rescue training:
- Buddy rescues
The day ends between 16:00 and 18:00, depending on the weather, the skill level of the group as well as other factors. After the course has ended we’ll put away all kayaks and equipment. We will go through everything that you have learnt and what to expect on day two. plan. Those who do not wish to spend the night at Langøyene will take the ferry back.
For those who stay, you will get the chance to learn even more!
- Camp cooking techniques
- Setting up a lavvo
- How to tell a tale around the campfire
We meet up at Langøyene at 10:00. We start the day by going over the day plan so everyone is on board. You guys will be running the trip today; the instructor is just there for safety and tips. The point of the Grunnkurs Hav course is to get you to a level where you’re able to go on your own paddling adventures hence why it is necessary for you to experience guiding yourselves.
10:30 – After a quick yoga session we are heading out onto the water. You’ll get some time to warm up and repeat the paddle techniques you learnt yesterday. After all, practice does make perfect! Afterwards, we’ll start the paddle tour – of your choosing!
13:00-13:30 – Lunch and a toilet break.
16:00-18:00. Arrive back at Sollerudstranda where we started. Put away all kayaks and equipment, have a debrief and then you will receive your highly anticipated våttkort!
See calendar and availability if you press the blue “see calendar and book now” button. If it is not working you can try a different web browser or just get in touch and we will help you. Our email is kontaktmadgoats.no or call us on +4740080440
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