Winter kit hire included

  • kayak
  • paddle
  • lifejacket
  • spray skirt
  • drysuit
  • neoprene paddling shoes
  • neoprene gloves/mitts
  • neoprene hood

You may want to bring your own gloves to wear underneath the neoprene paddling mitts. Please also bring at least two layers of wool thermals without zips (top and bottom) and wool socks to wear under the drysuit. No cotton.

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Winter Kayaking Course

Discover the joys of sea kayaking all year round with this course focused on teaching you how to prepare yourself for safe paddling in the wintertime. Refresh your skills and learn about cold water safety. Drysuit rental is included to keep you dry and warm whilst paddling. “A warm student is a happy student, and a happy student is a good learner” – goat wisdom.

Please note that you must have already have a våttkort (completed the NPF Sea Kayaking Introduction Course as a minimum).

  • We provide all gear – kayak, paddle, lifejacket, spray skirt, dry suit, neoprene paddling shoes, gloves/mitts and hood. You may want to bring your own gloves to wear underneath the neoprene paddling mitts.
  • Please bring at least two layers of wool thermals without zips (top and bottom) and wool socks to wear under the dry suit. No cotton.
  • There is the option to warm up in GreenBoats saunas after the course so you need to bring swim wear and a towel if you would like to join. Just show your Mad Goats booking to get a 25% discount.
  • There is a changing area and storage at GreenBoats for your belongings.
  • Can be booked as a private group (all participants must already have våttkort).
  • This can be purchased as a gift. Just choose the “gift card” option during the booking process.
  • Once you have completed this course with us you can take advantage of our winter kayak rental from Aker Brygge.

Price

  • Adults – kr 1290 including all winter kit hire.
  • 25% off for children, students and youth (30 years and under).
  • 15% off for OsloPass holders – go to VisitOslo to get your discount code.

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Price

Kr. 1290,-
Includes: 250NOK drysuit rental
Extras: Optional drop in sauna at GreenBoats after the course. Just show your Mad Goats booking to get a 25% discount.

Duration

3 hours                                         .

Location

GreenBoats, Stranden, Aker Brygge, 0250 Oslo

Participants

Fitness requirement: Low – medium.

Age requirement: Minimum 14 years and must be able to swim and have a våttkort.

Course syllabus

  • Common risks and cold water immersion
  • Winter paddling kit
  • Dressing for cold water
  • Drysuit care
  • Refresher in paddling technique
  • Buddy rescues in cold water

Skill level

Some experience needed. Must have våttkort (Introduction to Sea Kayaking) as a minimum.

Meeting Point – GreenBoats, Aker Brygge