Work for Nordic Paddling

Nordic Paddling is currently hiring guides for season 2023.   

Find the job descriptions below

Kayak Guide 2023

What you can expect:

As a guide for Nordic Paddling, you will be mainly be guiding our multi-day trips, but also shorter day tours. With the right qualification, you can also teach our introduction- and foundation courses. Most of the time you will work alone or with 1-2 other guides. You will have an influence on how the trips are run, with room for personal guiding style. You will get industry competitive salary, and access to our multiple outfitter deals on kayaking gear and outdoor equipment. 

We will sort out accommodation for you throughout the season.

Your tasks will be:

Pick-up/drop-off customers at Stavanger Airport (using our van)

Buying necessary food ingredients for each trip

Guiding and cooking for the customers for the duration of the trip

Taking photos

Clean up / repair equipment after trips

We expect you have:

Minimum NPF Aktivitetsleder or equivalent experience, e.g. IPP3 or BC3*

Minimum 1 year of relevant outdoor education

Valid first aid certification (12 hours)

Valid driving license class B

Fluent in a Scandinavian language and English

It’s an advantage if you have:

Good interpersonal skills/work well with others (team-player)

Prior experience with guiding

Likes to teach/guide in nature

Good outdoor cooking skills

Can work under pressure

Strong independence

Good interpersonal, communication and organizational skills

Customer-focused and service-minded

Always looking for improvement and high quality

There will be a preseason guide-training weekend in the end of April, on which you are expected to participate. 

How to apply:

If you would like to be part of our team, submit you application (+ résumé & cover letter in PDF) to this form.

Any questions can be directed to Rasmus at

Workplace: Forsand, Norway

Work regulation: Seasonal position. May – October.

Last application date: 14th of January 2023