After our first introduction we will dive straight into it – we go through the gear you will be using, and get you fitted into your kayak for the next two days. Then we drive to the river, and have a safety briefing before we get into the water. The first day will be spent on flat water where you will learn the basic paddling techniques and river safety. Then each day we will take small steps towards making you proficient in current and smaller rapids, and make sure you get a real taste for the river.
Difficulty & Safety
No previous kayaking skills are required for this course. The course will be held on an almost flat section of the river (class 1-2). You will get warm paddling gear and an experienced kayak instructor will lead you through the course.
This two-day course is a part of the Norwegian Paddle Assocications instruction ladder. After the two days you can purchase the wetcard-liscense, as you have achieved the beginner level. (Grunnkurs). For more information on this system, pleasce click here: Grunnkurs
You have to bring
- Bikini/bathing apparel
- Thermal underlayers if cold
- Towel for changing. Note that there are no showers available at the base
- Bring a good lunch every day