What you need to know before you rent a kayak!

19.06.2017

1. The weather can change quickly in the fjords of Norway!
Therefore it is important that minimun one of your group has enough paddle experience to be able to rescue oneself and others in case of a emergency situation.
Check the Norwegian weather here: YR.no
Check wave forecast here: Barentswatch.no

We highly recommend to do minimum a beginners kayakcourse before paddling in the fjords.
Take a look at our video links about rescue techniques. You find them on the end of this page!

Here you find links to paddle associations and courses

2. Plan your tour before you go!
Especially when you have never been in the area before. Have in mind how fit everyone of your group is and rather plan a shorter trip and stop earlier than go over someones limit. Be flexible for changes in your tour.

3. Have a loaded phone with you!

Minimum one of you have to have a mobile phone in a waterproof case/bag on their body when paddling. Take a extern loading station with you when you plan to go for more than 1 day. Electricity is usually not avaibable in the Lysefjord! (except of official campgrounds)

 4. Give us the right contact/mobile number!
It is important you give us your correct name, adress and a mobile number from the phone you take on the trip.


Videos about sea kayak rescue techniques