Grunnkurs

By far one of our most popular courses, and an even better excuse to visit Voss!

A perfect introduction to whitewater, designed for beginners or as a refresher run by Norways best kayaking instructors. The aim of the course is to provide you with the tools you need in order to become a whitewater kayaker. So come enjoy a great few days in Voss, experience the town, and live the extreme sport culture of Vossevangen.

 

Duration: 16 hours – 2 days (also available in multi-day/evenings on request)

 

What you will learn:

  • Wet exits/self-rescue

  • Whitewater paddle strokes and techniques

  • Boat control

  • Entering, exiting and paddling through rapids

  • Basic River reading and understanding

  • Basic safety knowledge

 

What the course includes:

  • All kayaking equipment and immersion protection

  • Shuttle transportation

  • BBQ lunch

  • NPF Elvgrunnkurs certification

 

What you will need:

  • Your own thermals, wool socks, and shoes that can get wet

  • Lunch for Day 1 of the course

Course Dates for 2020: 

  • May 23-24

  • June 6-7 ,20-21

  • July 7-8, 18-19, 22-23                                     

  • August 1-2, 15-16, 29-30

  • September 12-13

  • Oktober 3-4

*Mininum of 3 participants needed to run a course

If these dates do not fit you, please to not hesitate to contact us at kayakvoss@gmail.com for special bookings. We will happily arrange courses for private groups.

What our guests say about their first whitewater experience!

 

"Takk, for utrolig bra lederskap!
Så kjekt, lærerikt og trygt de var å få padle med dere, ni er superflinke!
Fantastiske elver vi fikk padle i, stryken var ikke for pyser. Utfordrende, der alle har har lykkes, mestret og flyttet grenser!🌊💧🌊🛶🌊💧🌊" - Charlotte
, juli 2019

"Tusen takk for utmerket instruksjon i elven! Begge to gav oss en trygghet og visshet om at vi fort fikk hjelp om vi lå med hodet ned😃🌊🌊🌊😃😃😃" - Hanna, juli 2019

2 900,- NOK

Teknikkurs

Designed for kayakers who already have basic or intermediate whitewater experience, in order to improve whitewater paddling techniques.

 

Duration: 16 hours - 2 days

 

What you will learn:

  • Developing your forward paddling stroke and other important whitewater strokes

  • Boof training

  • Roll fine tuning/ bomb-proofing your roll in whitewater

  • Better edge and boat control

 

What you will need:

  • Your own thermals, wool socks, and shoes that can get wet

  • Your own kayaking equipment (renting equipment from us is also available)

 

What this course also includes:

  • Video analysis 

  • Shuttle transportation

  • Vossasjøt BBQ lunch on the last day

  • Norges Padelforbund Teknikkurs certification

1 800,- NOK

Safety Course

1 800,- NOK

An essential course for all paddlers. The safety course covers essential knowledge needed to perform rescues and explains how to minimize unnecessary risks on the river.

 

Duration: 16 hours (2 days)

 

What you will learn:

  • Setting up various rescue systems (i.e. throw-bagging, live-bait, boat-tow)

  • Rope rescue systems (z-drags)

  • Safe group management skills and communication on the river

  • Practicing river reading and risk assessment

 

What you will need:

  • Your own thermals, wool socks, and shoes that can get wet

  • Your own kayaking equipment and immersion protection (renting equipment from us is also available)

 

What this course also includes:

  • Shuttle transportation

  • Vossasjøt BBQ lunch on the last day

  • Norges Padelforbund Sikkertkurs certification

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Booking terms and conditions:

GENERAL CONDITIONS
  • Kayak Voss DA reserves the right to make changes or cancel arrangements due to water level or weather conditions.

  • Tours may be cancelled or moved if we do not have the required number of participants prior to departure.

CANCELLATION FEES FOR BOOKINGS BY EMAIL / DIRECT CONTACT
  • Cancelling your activity 4 weeks or more prior to booked arrangement you pay nothing (note for weeklong trips are different Terms & Conditions. 

  • Cancelling your activity 4 to 2 weeks prior to booked arrangement you pay 10% of total cost.

  • Cancelling you activity 2 weeks to 48 hours prior to booked arrangement you pay 50% of total cost.

  • Cancelling you activity Less than 48 hours prior to booked arrangement you pay 100% of total cost

  • SMALL amendments can be MADE free of charge up to 24 hours prior to arrangement date.

  • ALL booked ‘seats’ will be charged regardless of actual ‘seats’ used – cancellation of any part or places in an arrangement are liable to the above cancellation charges.