All participants take part at their own risk / risk.
All our activities are well secured and we only use safety equipment of top quality.
As with all other tours and travels, the individual participant is responsible for the necessary travel and accident insurance. Our activities are not defined as a high risk sport, but you should check your coverage with your insurance company.
We have a limited liability insurance at IF.
Gokayaking.no wear helmets on all its COURSE. These we make FREELY available for all participants.
Norwegian nature offers many challenges. It is therefore important to plan your trip and choose the equipment to be used based on your own skills. We in Padleopplevelser.no are concerned about your safety. We ask that you take the time you need to learn basic skills in paddling techniques, safety and safe boating. A good sea kayak is a very seaworthy craft in the hands of an experienced paddler. Inexperienced paddlers are more exposed in bad weather conditions.
You have to learn and constantly practice, methods of boarding the kayak after an accident. In most parts of Norway, the cold water is the greatest danger. Cooling makes you exhausted, and you can quickly lose the strength you need to get back on board if you have tipped over. It is therefore very important that you practice boarding so that this takes the shortest possible time. We encourage you also not to paddle alone in open water. If you are two, you can get - and give - help in emergencies.
Common sense, safe boating, knowledge of local conditions and paddle a realistic attitude to their own paddling skills are the keys to a wonderful experience of coastline, lakes and rivers.
Rules for safe boating
Remember that as a paddler, you must give way to other boats in Norwegian domestic waters.
‘Rule 43. Small vessels
A vessel under oars, a power-driven vessel and a sailing vessel that under Rule 23 (c) or 25 (d), only displays a white light, shall when approaching other vessels or see other vessels approach, maneuver with caution, at a reduced speed and if necessary stop. Such vessels must keep well clear of other vessels.’
FOR 1975-12-01 No. 05: Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea (the Rules).
Norwegian domestic waters are harbors, rivers, canals, lakes and all waters lying within it without cutting border as specifically provided in the Pilotage Act. Norwegian domestic waters include waters under Norwegian jurisdiction in Svalbard and Jan Mayen.
Description of this limit can be found here.
HSE (Health, Safety & Environment)
Risk Analysis and Management Scheme for registration of deviations
HMS (Helse, Miljø & Sikkerhet)