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 Oslo, we offer guided trips and courses in sea kayaking and canoeing in Norway and Sweden.

Meet our team

Learn about our team.

Rasmus Damgaard Jensen

CO-FOunder, daily manager & headguide

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.

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.

Tomas Hansson


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. Mad Goats 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.