Who We Are.
Formed in 2019 by seasoned paddlers and outdoor professionals, Nordic Paddling is a company specialised in multi-day tours. With our base in Oslo, we offer guided tours and courses in sea kayak and canoe in Norway and Sweden.
Meet our team
Learn about our team.
co-founder, guide & marketing
Tomas originates from the land of the long white cloud, also known as New Zealand. He’s been working as an outdoor instructor for ten years and is passionate about the environment and working with people. Tomas is the founder of Mad Goats Paddling; a well-known paddling company in central Oslo. They have been operating successfully for the last four years. With Tomas’s experience in both building a reputable brand from scratch and with his high level of kayaking skills, Nordic Paddling is bound to take Scandinavia by storm. For all queries about collaboration, business development and marketing, please get in touch with this friendly and energetic fellow!
CO-FOunder, daily manager & headguide
I have been working and teaching in the outdoor industry for nearly ten years. I’ve been sea kayaking since 2013. I’m a certified DKF2 Instructor in Denmark and Turleder (Videregående kurs) in Norway. I’ve been guiding and teach courses in Denmark, Sweden, Norway and England. From 2015 to 2018 I studied to be a “Friluftsveileder” (Outdoor Leader) at the University of Southeast-Norway, which marks my courses and guided tours with an educational and curious approach to nature.
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.
canoe and kayak guide
Karl Emil is certified NPF Aktivitetsleder in both canoe and kayak. Karl Emil is a professional “friluftsveileder” / nature guide. He finished his BA in “Outdoor life, culture and nature-guiding” in 2016 at the University of Southeast-Norway.
Karl Emil is running our canoe courses and multi-day trips.