About Nordic Paddling

Nordic Paddling provides full-package solutions that cover all the needs and requirements for a safe and enjoyable multi-day kayaking trip in Norway. Our guides are all industry-professionals with some of the highest educations and certifications within outdoor leadership.

Who We Are.

Formed in 2019 by seasoned paddlers and outdoor professionals, Nordic Paddling is a company specialised in multi-day trips. With our base in Stavanger, we offer guided trips and courses in sea kayaking and canoeing in Norway.

What Our Customers Say

Meet our team


Founder & CEO

Rasmus Damgaard Jensen have been working and teaching in the outdoor industry for nearly ten years. He’s been sea kayaking since 2013 and is a certified DKF3 Instructor in Denmark and Turleder (4-star) in Norway. Rasmus has been guiding and teaching courses in Denmark, Sweden, Norway and England. From 2015 to 2018 he studied to be a “Friluftsveileder” (Outdoor Leader) at the University of Southeast-Norway, which marks his courses and guided tours with an educational and curious approach to nature.

Rasmus founded Nordic Paddling in 2019, with the vision to make memorable multi-day kayaking experiences available to anyone at any experience level.

To me, kayaking is like a stew. Kayaking itself may be the vegetables and meat to the stew, but an understanding of the coastal-culture, history and foraging from nature are the seasoning to the stew – otherwise, it would just be flavourless.

Kayak Guide Andreas Urbak



Andreas has been kayaking since 2014, where he first got an introduction to sea kayaking as a part of a 3-month Outdoor Leadership course at Strathcona Park Lodge, Vancouver, Canada. He later completed a 2-year education in Outdoor Leadership from the University of Southeast Norway and has a 3-year bachelor’s degree in Social Education from VIA University College, Denmark.
Andreas is a certified DKF1 Instructor in Denmark and Aktivitetsleder (3-star) in Norway. He’s been working in the outdoor industry with various groups for 7 years and has been guiding in Norway, Ireland, Denmark, and Canada.

He takes a special interest in the effects of natures healing power, and how it affects the mental health and the relations between people.

Kayak Guide Andreas Urbak



Simone was introduced to kayaking in 2016 on a 5-day kayak adventure on the west coast of Canada. She has completed a 1-year course at Paul Petersens Idrætsinstitut as an outdoor instructor. Simone is a certified DKF2 Instructor and holds a 3-star certification in Denmark. 

She’s been working in the outdoor industry for 2 years and has been guiding trips in Denmark, Norway, and Greenland.

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