Our Equipment for Kayaking in Norway
When Kayaking in Norway, having the right equipment is vital. Therefore, we stay stocked with the the best Kayaking gear to keep you safe, and prepared for all situations.
At our base we provide you with a full set of high quality personalized paddle gear including the following:
- A sleeveless warm Wetsuit, the Wetsuit is optional during mid summer when water temperatures are higher
- Neoprene Booties
- Paddle Jacket with a hood
- Buoyancy Aid as standard
- Waterproof Pelicase for safe storage of your camera – all sizes available including deck bags suitable for SLR cameras
- We also provide accessories such as Bilge pumps, Sponges and Map Cases as needed
- For Overnight tours Tents are provided by us
- Sleeping bags and Roll mats can be rented from us if you do not have your own or prefer to travel light
Our aim is to ensure that you have a pleasant Sea Kayaking experience, whether you come along for a shorter or longer tour.
After an introduction to our gear room for Outfitting, we either change into the paddle gear at our base or pack it up in a mesh bag and bring it with us to our starting point, this depends on which tour you are joining.
All our kayaks are fitted with retractable rudders and have 2 water tight compartments. They are in bright colours for safety and good looks.
Our policy is to replace equipment regularly and before worn out. We receive many favourable comments on the quality of our equipment and have a range of kayak designs which best suit the range of our tours and paddle conditions.
All models in our fleet have been tested on many trials in order to ensure your comfort on the water. Your guide will help find the kayak that best meets your personal requirements based on your body size and experience level.
Perception Shadow: Single Kayak. 2 storage hatches and additional storage straps on deck. Retractable rudders. Adjustable backrest & footrests. Suitable for smaller and mid sized paddlers.
Perception Eclipse: Single Kayak. 2 storage hatches and additional storage straps on deck. Retractable rudders. Adjustable backrest & footrests. Suitable for mid- to larger sized paddlers.
Perception Carolina II: Double kayak, 3 storage hatches, plastic construction, good tracking and speed. Retractable rudders. Adjustable backrest & footrests.
Necky Amaruk: Double kayak. 2 storage hatches. Ideal for day trips & overnight tours. Plastic construction, stable, manoeuvrable and good speed – easy to paddle also with kids in the front seat. Retractable rudders. Adjustable backrest & footrests.
Necky Looksha 17: Expedition style longer Sea Kayak for medium to larger paddlers, very stable and lots of storage volume. Adjustable backrest & footrests .Easy to use hatches. Rudder equipped.
Necky Eliza: Single kayak made special for smaller paddlers, have won prize for the best kayak designet for female paddlers. Adjustable backrest & footrests. Good stability and easy to use hatches. Rudder equipped.
Necky Elias: Single kayak for medim to large size paddlers, adjustable backrest & footrests. Easy to use hatches. Rudder equipped.
Necky Chatham 16: Playful single kayak with a skeg. Adjustable backrest & footrests. Great to manouver.
Necky Chatham 17: Larger version of the Chatham 16 with a skeg. Adjustable backrest & footrests . Better tracking than Chatham 16 due to less rocker and longer waterline.
Mission Kayaks EcoNiizh: Double kayak – very suitable for overnight tours and fits a huge range of paddler sizes, adjustable backrest & footrests. Easy to use rudder system and good loading capacity.
Wilderness Systems Tsunami 160: Single kayak – very suitable for smaller paddlers, 2 storage hatches and smaller day hatch as well. Adjustable backrest & footrests. Easy to use rudder system and fair loading capacity.
Wilderness Systems Tsunami 165: Single kayak – very suitable for medium sized paddlers, 2 storage hatches and smaller day hatch as well. Adjustable backrest & footrests. Easy to use rudder system and good loading capacity.
Wilderness Systems Tsunami 175: Single kayak – suitable for larger paddlers, 2 storage hatches and smaller day hatch as well. Adjustable backrest & footrests. Easy to use rudder system and good loading capacity.
Ocean Kayak Malibu Two XL: Double sit on top kayak – can be paddle solo or tandem, or even suitable for 2 adults and a smaller child for shorter tours. These are our short term rental kayaks if you do not have the desire to paddle a full size Sea Kayak where longer briefings and more gear is required.
Most of our kayaks has ample storage space and options for strapping on a drybag externally if more storage space is needed. Our guides helps with instructions and advice on how to pack your kayak prior to getting on the water.
We use right handed paddles as standard, available in 210 cm, 220 cm or 230 cm in length. On advance requests we may sort you out with a left hand paddle. For children we have a few options of smaller lighter paddles that will help ensure they have a good time too.
Nov 25, 2018: “Highlight of our 5 weeks in Norway”
Oct 9, 2018: “3-Day Good Times!”
Oct 6, 2018: “Half day kayak tour with Rob”
Oct 3, 2018: “Kayaking and hiking 3 day trip”