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.
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.
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 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 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“.
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 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.