basic sea kayak course
In this course you will learn everything you need to know to go out paddling safe on your own in calm waters. We will spend two full days exploring the fjords and learning the basics of safe sea kayaking, different paddle strokes, different ways to steer your kayak and self and buddy rescues.
Upon completion of this course you will receive a “våtkort” (certification from the Norwegian Paddle Association), which will allow you to rent kayak gear everywhere in Norway and follow more courses or join in kayak club activities
technique sea kayak course
The aim of this course is to improve your technical kayak skills, risk and safety skills and prepare you to kayak in 3* conditions. We will perfectionize some of the techniques and rescues you learned during the basic kayak course, learn more effective methods to control and turn your kayak, learn more advanced rescues and work on your safety and navigational skills.
You want to learn to kayak, or improve the techniques and knowledge you have already but want a more personal approach to optimise your learning progression?
Eskimo roll Training
Always been wanting to master the Eskimo roll and take your kayak skills to a higher level?
In 3 x 2 hour evening sessions we will work on learning and perfectionizing the Eskimo roll, going from dry land exercises to an effective roll.
lofoten kayak technique camp
More info coming soon
"Et helt fantastisk kurs med en aldeles perfekt instruktør! Han formidlet alt vi skulle lære på en superpedagogisk, tålmodig og humoristisk måte! Kurset inneholdt relevant teori og mange praktiske øvelser: Kompisredning, redde seg selv, planlegge rute etter kompass og værforhold, navigering etter kart, legge til land og andre nyttige og nødvendige ting man må kunne for å kunne være trygg på tur i kajakk! Fokuset på sikkerhet er til enhver tid høyt. Selv om vi gjorde mange uvante øvelser var vi i de beste hender hos Tim, hvilket medførte at vi både ville og turte å yte litt mer enn vi hadde tenkt! Tim fremstår som genuint opptatt av kurset også skal være et lite eventyr i nord! Selv om vi er fra nord, ble dette akkurat d for oss: Et eksotisk og lærerikt eventyr to vakre sommerkvelder i juli! Anbefales på d varmeste!"
"SUPER instruktør som gjorde at jeg følte meg i trygge hender og turde å strekke meg lenger Kunnskapsrik og god formidler med et behagelig vesen og masse humor. Opplevde ham som genuint opptatt av at vi alle skulle få til å mestre Anbefales!!!"
"Hatt det sykt bra på teknikkurs med Tim. Lært masse nytt, og ting jeg kan forbedre. Anbefales"
"We had a wonderful 2 days experience kayaking in Sommarøy! Thank you Tim and True North Adventures for your professional and patient way of learning us the tips and tricks. With your extensive knowledge about weather and environment, it was possible to be flexible and change plans to make our trip the best! Not to mention the midnight kayaking after the delicious BBQ on our own little paradise island! Memories forever"
"2 realy great days with Tim on our sea kayak course in little Gratangen. Tim is a steady instructor and made me push myself over that limit I thought I had. He trained us with humor, laughter and steady technic. I always felt safe and that is one of the main things I seek when I'm trying new things.
Can we start the activity at another time?
Some of our activities are quite flexible regarding starting or ending times, so don’t hesitate to contact us for any personal wishes.
Terms and conditions
Every client must take care of his/her own travel- and accident insurance. Please make sure that your insurance covers also possible rescue from wilderness regions above the arctic circle.
Booking and payment
Once you have made a booking with us, you confirm this by paying a deposit of 50% of the full tour/course price . The deposit invoice is sent by e-mail and need to be paid within 14 days. The remaining amount is due 30 days before the start of your tour/course, a separate invoice is sent for that by e-mail. If your booking is made less than 30 days before the start date of your tour/course, you need to place your full payment within seven days after your booking. The right to participate to the tour/course is formed after the payment has been paid in a whole. On one day tours the full payment invoice is send immediately after booking and booking is confirmed with us by paying the invoice.
All cancellations should be made in written and sent by e-mail to : tim (at) havkajakkurs.no
Following charges will apply:
- More than 30 days before the start day of the tour/course=loss of deposit
- 30-15 days before the start of the tour/course=75% of total sum of tour/course
- Less than 15 days before the start of the tour/course=100% of total sum of tour/course
- Exceptions are if True North Adventures cancels the tour/course
True North Adventures is not responsible for the consequences of any delays, expenses incurred or alterations caused by illness, weather, war, terrorism, political events, civil strike, natural disaster, technical difficulties or any event beyond our control.
If a tour/course does not have the sufficient amount of participants 14 days before the start date, True North Adventures has the right to cancel the tour/course. You can find the minimum amount of participants on the specific tour/course information page. If a tour/course is likely to be cancelled under such circumstances mentioned above you will be informed as soon as possible. If a tour/course is cancelled under such circumstances mentioned above you are entitled to a full refund of any payments made to True North Adventures.
If True North Adventures cancels your tour/course, True North Adventures will not be liable for any third party expenses which you may have incurred as a result of your booking.
Personal items remain always in responsibility of the customer. True North Adventures does not accept responsibility for any loss of personal belongings or valuables.
Responsibility must be accepted for any equipment loaned from True North Adventures to customers, and one must agree to pay for any loss or damage caused to this equipment while in your care.
The customer must follow the regulations and guidelines given by True North Adventures. Customer must always comply the decisions made by the guide.
True North Adventures takes all the safety measurements to make every tour safe. However, customers must understand the possible dangers and hazards associated with this kind of travel. All participants choose to take part on the tour at their own risk.
If a customer has any disabilities, illnesses or allergies, this must be informed to True North Adventures by the time of booking. All information given will be handled confidentially.
Any complaints that should arise, must be immediately brought up with the guide. Written complaints should be sent to True North Adventures no later than two weeks after the tour has ended.
The activity we want to do is 3 persons minimum, we are only 2, it this possible?
If you are not with the minimum number of persons we require for an activity to go through, you can always contact us if it’s possible anyways, or for a private arrangement.
How do I make direct contact?
Feel free to contact us for any questions or wishes on:
Is the prices per person or per group?
For most activities we have a “per person” rate, but if you are a bigger group, or just want a private experience, don’t hesitate to contact us for more individual packages.