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Knut Belgum

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Robin Tordly

NPF våttkort Introduction Course

First time with a paddle in your hands? Discover the joys of sea kayaking on our beginner-level introduction course (introkurs i havkajakk) in central Oslo. Here you will learn the basics in a safe and controlled environment. All gear is included to keep you warm while paddling. “A warm student is a happy student, and a happy student is a good learner” – goat wisdom.

  • Includes issue of a våttkort on completion of the course.
  • We provide all gear – kayak, paddle, lifejacket, spray skirt, wet suit and paddling shoes.
  • Please bring swim wear and a towel. Plus sunglasses, sunscreen, hat and gloves as appropriate.
  • Changing rooms and storage for your belongings.
  • Central location in Oslo.
  • Perfect activity for team building.
  • Can be purchased as a gift. Just choose the “gift card” option during the booking process.

Discounts

  • 30% off for children, students and youth (30 years and under).
  • 15% off for OsloPass holders – go to VisitOslo to get your discount code.

Price

Kr. 1290,-
Includes:
– 150NOK gear hire
– 100NOK våttkort

Duration

3 hours                                         .

Location

GreenBoats, Stranden (opposite Starbucks), Aker Brygge
CLICK HERE or you can also find the map below

Participants

Fitness requirement: Low – medium

Age requirement: 14 years +

Equipment

All included
– on cold days bring your own thermal underwear (ull-undertøy) to wear underneath our wetsuits – and a towel! We recommend sunglasses, sunscreen, hat and a water-bottle on hot days.

Skill level

Beginner; no experience needed

Info

During the course, our certified instructors will teach you about basic kayak equipment, safety on the water, proper paddling technique and how to rescue yourself and others.

After completing this course you will be awarded the NPF våttkort. 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!

If you are interested in a longer course combined with an overnight adventure, then we recommend you attend our “16hr Sea kayaking Foundation Course (Grunnkurs-hav)”. On this course you will have more time to practice, learn more techniques and gain one extra qualification in the våttkort system – and meet new paddling friends!

More information on the NPF våttkort system.

Course Plan

The kayak course starts with training on land – it often feels safest to start with firm ground under you. Still, you will soon be required to venture out onto the water. Then you will learn how to lift, carry and launch yourself onto the water. Once all the students are ready, the real kayak lesson begins. This includes:

  • How to get out of your kayak
  • Paddle strokes and boat control
  • Buddy rescue
  • Safety on the water

Note: You do not need to show us the self-rescue on this introduction course. You will still pass the course and get your våttkort. We at Mad Goats are just super into safety and going above and beyond what is expected. For this reason, we have added this rescue to the introduction course. It will, of course, make us feel a lot better when sending you out in a kayak alone. After the course your instructor will award you your våttkort – hooray!

Equipment

All paddle clothing (wetsuit, spray jacket, shoes, gloves, hat, sprayskirt, paddle and kayak) is included on this course. We advise you to bring wool underwear, and a towel so that you stay warm and happy. Remember to bring a water bottle, sunscreen and sunglasses if it is a hot day!

Meeting Point