What we offer
Hav & Fritid delivers services and experiences to paddlers from around the world. We live along what we believe is the most beautiful coastline, Helgeland. We have been active on the sea for over 20 years and can offer a unique experience in a rich and wonderful area.
Coast of Helgeland
From our base at Nesna we deliver kayaking adventures to the entire coast of Helgeland.
We have instructors with solid professional education and experience in kayak training.
We emphasize that the kayaks used must be well equipped and of the best possible high quality.
We have knowledge of the waters we tour in, and about the communities on the coast.
We have a wide range of kayaks with equipment that can be tailored to the individual.
Included in our standard packages you can hire the essential equipment you need.
We also rent out accessories like kayak clothing and waterproof packing bags.
We offer a variety of courses within sea kayaking. Some of the courses are aimed at different audiences and focuses on actual activity, while other courses increases a sea kayaker`s competence as instructor or guide.
Education as Recreational Paddle consists of up to 4 modules. Each of the modules contains relevant techniques that are central to sea kayaking and build on each other. In addition there is a special focus in each module. Recreational Paddle Within Recreational Paddling there are 4 modules of 6-8 h. • Module 1, Basic Skills in sea kayaking. The module will give you knowledge about sea kayak and relevant equipment to the kayak, yourself, and for safety at sea. In the module, special emphasis is on that you will control your actions. Price including equipment kr. 1.400, – • Module 2, Treatment of sea kayak under varying conditions. The module will teach you effective techniques both in terms of propulsion and maneuvering. Price including equipment kr. 1.400, – • Module 3, Rescue Techniques. The module will teach you effective techniques for rescue. Different techniques to save others and them selves. Price including equipment kr. 1.400, – • Module 4, Safe and secure sea kayaking. The module examines the factors and circumstances that are important for sea kayaking will become a secure and safe activity. Price including equipment kr. 1.400, – o Modules may be taken in random order for those who have paddling experience, but […]
Sea kayaker 1.
Education as Seakayaker 1 consists of four modules within the Recreational Paddle. Each module has a scope of à 6-8 h. The modules can be taken as independent units and in any order, although we recommend that module 1 & 2 taken before Module 3 & 4. • Seakayaker 1 consists of four (Recreation Paddle) Modules of 6-8 h. Certification as Seakayaker 1 happens after all modules are implemented and skill requirements held. o Recreational Paddle Module 1, Basic Skills in sea kayaking. The module will give you knowledge about sea kayak and relevant equipment to kayak, yourself, and for safety at sea. In the module, special emphasis is that you will control your actions. The module takes place in Category 1 (& 2) Sea (C1-S). Price including equipment kr. 1400, – o Recreational Paddle Module 2, Treatment of sea kayak under varying conditions. The module will teach you effective techniques both in terms of propulsion and maneuvering. The module takes place in Category 1 & 2 Sea (C1/2-S). Price including equipment kr. 1400, – o Recreational Paddle Module 3, Life Techniques. The module will teach you effective techniques for rescue. There are different techniques both to save others and themselves. […]
Sea kayaker 2.
Education as Seakayaker 2 is not based in courses, but skill based. It involves the requirement of documented practices and skills in different parts of sea kayaking. Approval (authorization) as Seakayaker 2 is prerequisite for admission to programs within sea kayak instructor and sea kayak guide. Seakayaker 2 Certification as Seakayaker 2 obtained after Skill Assessment, paddle technical skill level (PTF5) Paddle Practice with at least 200 km Category 1-3 sea (C1/3-S). Of which 100 km are in Category 3 sea (C3-S). Technical Paddling Skills (PTF5) Personal Paddling Skills: Launching and landing, Efficient and effective manoeuvring and Control, Efficient and effective forward and reverse paddling, Navigation at sea, Rolling Safety and Rescue: Knowledge of different rescues Technics, Efficient and effective rescue skills, Efficient and effective self-rescue, Efficient and effective methods of towing Safety, Leadership and Group Skills: Skillful application of leadership principles, Appropriate leadership strategies, judgement and decision making, Safety awareness and risk management, Group control and management, Appropriate concern and welfare for group members, Capability to manage a range of incidents, Provide guidance members of the group due to skills and paddling conditions Theory: Equipment and design, Safety, Weather, Wellbeing, health and first aid, Access, Environment, Planning, Group awareness and management, General knowledge, […]
Sea kayaking Instructor
Instructor training in sea kayaking consists of 4 parts with focus Instruction, seamanship, 1. Help, skills. In addition there are requirements for practice. • Havpadleinstruktør • Professional instructor sea kayaking, o Part 1, coursing Admission to courses. Implementation of instructor training. Skill Assessment, paddle technical skill level 5 (PTF5). o Part 2, practice After completing instructor are required practice. 16 training days and completion of Module Courses 1-4 (Leisure Paddle). The full range of modular courses shall be conducted twice. Instructor practice must be logged. Paddle Practice with at least 200km Category 1-3 sea (K1-3-H), where at least 100 km on Category 3 oceans (C3-H). Paddle practice must be logged. Have completed advanced courses in first aid (eg “Wilderness First Responder” w / CPR). Have completed and approved VHF courses. o Approval Passed instructor exam. Written recommendation of their instructors. Must submit to NHKGIF papers (logs, recommendations, skill approval, etc.) for approval and issuance of certificate of authorization.
Sea kayak guide
Sea kayak guide education consists of 4 parts with focus instruction, guiding, seamanship, 1. Help, skills. In addition there are requirements for practice. Professional Guide & Instructor in sea kayaking, o Part 1, coursing Admission to courses. Implementation of guide training. Skill Assessment, paddle technical skill level (PTF5) o Part 2, practice After completing Guidekurs are required practice. 120 days with commercial tours in Category 1-3 sea (K1-3-H). Whereby 20 days shall be Category 3 oceans (C3-H). Paddle Practice with at least 200 km Category 1-3 sea (K1-3-H). Of which 100 km are in Category 3 oceans (C3-H). Have completed advanced courses in first aid (“Wilderness First Responder” w / CPR or equivalent). Have completed and approved VHF courses. o Approval Passed guide exam. Written recommendation from their mentors / instructors. NHKGIF must approve work requirements (logs, recommendations, skill approval, mm.) And then send the authorization certificate. Price with equipment Kr. ?, -
From the innermost fjord and to the utmost cutting there are countless opportunities for sea kayaking. There will be a number of areas that are suitable for beginners. Other areas I would discourage beginners to take themselves out since it will require skills far beyond what a beginner possess.