Kayaking the Vefsna river
We invite you to go kayaking on the Vefsna river, Øyfjellet towering 818 metres on one side and the historic wooden buildings of Sjøgata street on the other. Since Vefsna is one of Norway’s most renowned salmon rivers, you may see salmon making their way upstream or jumping clear of the water. We go ashore at Marsøra, on the far bank of the river, to stretch our legs. We’ll hear about the extensive timber operations that once took place here, when Englishmen came to harvest the inland forests and ship the much-needed lumber back home. Today the industry by the river-bank is aluminium production.
Before the journey starts, our experienced guides will provide all necessary equipment, and give you a good introduction to kayaking techniques and safety.
Basic course in sea kayaking – 16 hours
In collaboration with Magne Steiro at Hav & Fritid, we offer a basic course in sea kayaking. This thorough 16-hour course aims to make you a confident and safe kayaker. You will learn to master the most common kayaking techniques, familiarise yourself with the equipment, receive thorough safety instructions and learn vital rescue and self-rescue techniques. This is a practical hands-on course, and there will be plenty of opportunity to put your knowledge to the test, under the watchful eye of experienced instructors. However, the so-called Eskimo roll, which is not an essential part of kayaking instruction, will not be covered.
This course costs nok 3200. This includes the use of a sea kayak, a paddle and other equipment, as well as your NPF Wet Card certification. Also included is a hot lunch and beverages both days.
Everyone who takes this Basic Sea Kayaking course from Hav & Fritid is welcome to participate in the second day of future courses, in order to maintain their skills and further perfect their techniques. The only condition is that we have equipment available – alternatively you can bring your own equipment.
The so-called Eskimo roll is not an essential part of kayaking instruction, and is therefore not included in our courses.
For our excursions and courses, we provide all the equipment you need. This includes kayak, paddles, drysuit, neoprene shoes, kayaking mittens, life vest, etc.