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 Forsand, we offer guided kayak trips and courses in Lysefjord and Stavanger.

What Our Customers Say

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Wow, what an experience Hiking and Kayaking Norwegian Fjords (Autumn) in Lysefjord Wow, what an experience. Rasmus is well organized, friendly, informative, and fun. The cabin was well appointed with all facilities you need. The food cooked by Rasmus was excellent. Our itinerary was altered to suit the weather but this only enhanced the experience giving us the opportunity to see bioluminescence algea. Stunning views no matter what the weather is 100% recommend
Roger T
Roger T
October 25, 2021.
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Awesome few days in Lysefjord An amazing few days kayaking and hiking in and around Lysefjord. Rasmus is an excellent guide and host! Thoroughly enjoyable experience!
Sat S
Sat S
October 9, 2021.
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Amazing experience on the Lysefjord We went on a 6 hours trip on the Lysefjord and i couldn't be happier. It was really fun and amazing also thanks to our guide Trygve. I would reccommend it to anyone visiting the area, it's really worth it and they are really professional, making you feel safe but free at the same time
SaraVeg81
SaraVeg81
September 26, 2021.
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Brilliant experience! Thank you to Rasmus! He made sure it was a fantastic experience in the Norwegion Fjords. With his nice and professional guidance, we had an unbelievable 2-day paddling trip! I would definitely recommend it to everyone who is seeking the full adventure in camping and hiking. 5 stars!
Rob C
Rob C
September 21, 2021.
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Excellent experience for beginners If you never paddled in your life and want to do it for your first time do it with Rasmus and his crew. They know and love what they are doing and they always do it with a smile on their face.
Marco T
Marco T
September 20, 2021.
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Amazing experience I allways wanted to visit Norway and to do it with Nordic paddling has not dissapointed. Apart from the country being breath taking, it has been amazing to experience it from the kayak and doing hikes. Thanks so much to Rasmus for making this possible and being so kind, amazing cook, knowledgeable, answering all my questions and telling me stories and interesting facts about the surroundings and Norway in general, I had a lot of fun and would definetly do it again.
Melanie R
Melanie R
September 15, 2021.
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4-day kayaking/hiking trip There was beautiful scenery, an excellent guide, and the kayaking and hiking was lots of fun. An overall amazing experience!
Storyteller673213
Storyteller673213
September 13, 2021.
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Brilliant tour from start to finish! I would highly recommend this tour. From the moment of being collected at the airport and (sadly) dropped off 4 days later our wonderful guide Trygve went above and beyond to ensure everyone in the group had a wonderful time and memorable experience. The kayaking (on the fjord), hiking (Pulpit Rock and Vikastaken) and camping were so throughly enjoyable with breathtaking scenery throughout. The campsite location at the edge of the fjord was so beautiful and such a treat to wake up amidst the great outdoors Norway has to offer. Add into the mix great food and a really friendly bunch of fellow explorers it created the perfect recipe for a truly unforgettable adventure. Many thanks Trygve, wishing you and Rasmus all the best :-).
Nic K
Nic K
September 13, 2021.
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Fun camping and kayaking trip A great trip through some of the most beautiful scenery I have ever seen. Trip is 2/3 kayaking and 1/3 hiking, with great landscapes throughout. Pulpit rock alone is worth it!
Walker
Walker
September 13, 2021.
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3h tour at Lysefjord - nice, even for Kajak-Newbies We went for a 3h Kajak-Tour (Lysefjord, Guide: Rasmus) and had a great evening. It was a small group of four people and the guide and even as Kajak-Newbies it was a lot of fun! Rasmus explained a lot about the area and guided us around the fjord. We also could spot a seal (: highly recommend this tour to any Kajak-Newbies who wanna have a go and experience this beautiful fjord.
Vee
Vee
September 11, 2021.

Meet our team

Rasmus

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.

Sebastian - Nordic Paddling

Sebastian

Guide

Sebastian - Nordic Paddling

Sebastian was born and raised in Belgium but has been living in Denmark for most of his life. He is fluent in multiple languages, including French, English, and Danish/Norwegian. He’s been working professionally as a kayak instructor for three years in Copenhagen as well as teaching skiing in Norway during the winter season.
In 2017 Sebastian became a certified “Friluftsveileder” (outdoor leader) through a one-year course at Paul Petersen Idrætsinstitut. Since then, kayaking has been a big part of his work- and personal life.
I love being close to nature, and it is my experience that kayaking is the perfect vessel to experience nature up close. See you on the water!“.

Anna

Guide

Anna - Nordic Paddling

Anna moved to Norway (from Denmark) in 2017 to study outdoor life and sports at the University of Southeast Norway. Having paddled before, she only found herself even more in love with the kayak during her studies and eager to share her passion with anybody interested in a maritime adventure!
She enjoys the close connection with the sea and the worldview from the mountains.
On every tour, I bring with me a good cooking pot, knowledge of the local vegetation, lots of plans, and a good story to start the conversation“.

Anna - Nordic Paddling
Dan - Nordic Paddling

Dan

Guide

Dan - Nordic Paddling

Dan comes from one of the few fjords in Denmark, Isefjord, where he spent most of his childhood swimming, kayaking and fishing in the fjord. He’s been teaching for more than a decade and graduated from Paul Petersen Idrætsinstitut in the summer of 2021, where he became a certified “Friluftsveileder” – outdoor leader. During his studies as an outdoor leader, he specialized in water-based outdoor activities, including sea kayaking and canoeing.

Mads

Guide

Mads - Nordic Paddling

Mads is a curious, playful outdoor person and globetrotter based in Norway and is also the proud father of two beautiful boys.
Mads first started kayaking back in 2006 but turned it professionally in 2016 when he became a certified instructor in the Norwegian Paddle Association. In the pursuit of making the most of life, he combines hobbies and work into one, which has resulted in a three-year bachelor’s degree in outdoor leadership from the University of Southeast Norway.
Mads believes that even the smallest detail has the potential to create great experiences – and he is dedicated to passing this on through his work.

Mads - Nordic Paddling