No, Of Course Not! The best and most serious sea kayak outfitters in Norway will not require you to have a sea kayak certification ‘wetcard’ to rent a kayak and go out without a guide.
Anyone can buy and paddle a sea kayak in Norway without having to first complete any form of sea kayaking certification. Therefore, no sea kayak certification is needed to do a self-guided trip in Norway. And this applies to Norway’s entire coastline. Also, insurance companies do not require this as a prerequisite for adventure outfitters insurance.
Kayak More Tomorrow was the first professional sea kayak outfitter in Norway; we started outfitting self-guided groups 9 years before the Norwegian ‘wetcard’ was conceived.
(The Norwegian ‘wetcard’ was conceived as a money grab for the Norwegian Canoe Association, they wanted to cash in on the growing popularity of recreational sea kayaking. And this has given Norwegian outfitters an extra income as they have required people to take a 3-hour ‘wetcard’ course before renting a sea kayak. However, most just drop the idea of renting sea kayaks.)
Kayak More Tomorrow has amassed the most in-depth information on paddling Norwegian coastal waters, period. No other company or organization even comes close.
We were the first professional sea kayakers to paddle Norway’s coastal waterways; we continue to paddle these waterways every day. This has provided us with an enormous wealth of information on Norway’s coastal waters from a sea kayakers point of view, and as well, having operated sea kayak centres in Norway for over 25 years has given us a clear understanding of the needs of sea kayakers paddling this majestic coastline. We have amassed the most knowledge, know-how and experience paddling Norway’s coastal waters, and this is what will enable you to have a safe, fun, hassle-free self-guided sea kayak trip in Norway.
Our self-guided trip safety protocol provides you with the most compressive, detailed information on your chosen route, including but not limited to, route details, camping sites, emergency take-outs, fresh water & groceries, current climatic conditions, sea state, tides & currents, tips, and recommendations based on our extensive experience paddling Norwegian waterways.
The most important aspect of your trip is of course your own safety! And the cornerstone to your trip’s success is our thorough pre-trip briefing which includes comprehensive route information, advice, and local knowledge; this is of course included in the price of all outfitting services.
If you are looking for a professional sea kayak outfitter in Norway that does not require you to have a sea kayak certification, then Kayak More Tomorrow is the outfitter for you!
Things To Do in Norway for Outdoor Adventure Seekers: Go Sea Kayaking in the Norwegian Fjords and Islands
Norway’s fjords provide the perfect playground for outdoor adventure. Take a self-guided kayak trip along the rugged coastline, stopping to spend the night in a cozy tent or a traditional fisherman’s cabin.
We plan tours in these areas:
- The Lofoten Islands
- Helgeland’s coast
- Norway’s western fjords
We provide everything you need on our self-guided tours. Our sea kayak specialists will provide complete route details and all the equipment you need for your journey. From start to finish, we are available to provide support and make sure you have an amazing trip on the coast, in the fjords, and in the Lofoten Islands. Book your sea kayaking in Norway now!