NPF våttkort Introduction Course in River Kayaking

A perfect start to river kayaking, where we concentrate on having fun and learning the basics in a safe and controlled environment. 
On this gentle introduction to whitewater kayaking, you get to check out what all the hype is about without committing to the 2-day Grunnkurs Elv. This course is step one of NPF’s våttkort ladder and is the perfect taster of the wonderful outdoor pursuit of river kayaking – combining learning, fun, nature and exercise!
All kit is included, and the course size is very small (maximum of 6 participants to 1 instructor) to ensure you have the best possible experience with us. 

Techniques you will learn: how to select and care for gear; basic strokes; safety; exiting the kayak; how to have balance and control on the water.

Level: Suitable for absolute beginners or those who have done some sea kayaking and always wanted to try some white water. Please note you need to be able to swim.

Price / Discounts: Adults – 1990 kr; Students and youth 15% discount.

Duration: 5 hours

Location: Lågen River. Transport provided from our school – Mad Goats Sjoa, 834 Heidalsvegen, 2677 Nedre Heidal

Getting here: The nearest train station is Vinstra (only 3 hours from Oslo S), and we offer a shuttle by minibus twice a day from Vinstra train station to our school for 199kr per person each way. The fastest train is with SJ Nord.

If you are driving, we have space for parking at the school.

Accommodation: We offer camping (99 kr per person per night) or a basic cabin for rent (249 kr per person per night, min 2 and max 4 people). We also have an onsite sauna – a day pass is only 299 kr per person, and you can use it as much as you like!

Includes: Kayak and all kit hire including wetsuit; transport from our base at Mad Goats Sjoa to the river; NPF våttkort on completion of the course.

What to bring: 2 x layers of thermals and socks, a towel, swimwear and a warm change of clothes.

Private group option: You can also book this course as a private group. Minimum 3, maximum 6. Email your preferred date and time to and we will get back to you with confirmation within 48 hrs.

Gift cards: All of our activities can be purchased as gift cards. Just choose the “gift card” option during the booking process.