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. We meet at Mad Goats Sjoa, 834 Heidalsvegen, 2677 Nedre Heidal and provide to and from the river

Getting here: Train to Otta (the fastest train is with SJ Nord) then bus to Faukstad – see If you are driving, we have some space for parking at the kayak school.

Accommodation: We offer accomodation options from a camping pitch (99 kr per person per night) to 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 (1 – 6 people) at a date and time that suits you. 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.