We are sea kayakers

At heart we are sea kayakers just like you. We love exploring challenging coastlines, camping, foraging and just journeyeing in our craft, the sea kayak. 

Kvalvika beach in Lofoten - Moskenes island circumnavigation

All our guides have passed the five week guide training program held by the International Sea Kayak Guide Association. Additionally our guides have passed a 4 or 5 star leader course by a national governing body such as the Norwegian Canoe Union or British Canoeing.

Having the most extensive sea kayak guide training available is a minimum for NSK guides. In addition we all have experience from guiding others along exposed coastlines. To be able to safely do so, we have the technical skills as well as the human skills to lead and care for the participants.

Norwegian Sea Kayaking A/S is owned by Kristoffer Vandbakk, however, without its competent guides this company would not exist.

Your guides

Kristoffer Vandbakk 
Qualifications:  - ISKGA Advanced Guide
                            - Norwegian Canoe Union 5 star leader
                            - British Canoeing Sea Kayak Leader
                            - Wilderness First Responder
Instagram: @kristoffervan
Youtube: Seakayaknorway


Kristoffer has been working in the coaching and guiding industry since 2015. He has guided and coached all along the Norwegian coast from Lindesnes in the south to Sørøya in the north. He lives outside Oslo and enjoys overnight camping trips, foraging and exploring new areas. Kristoffer worked as an economist before he realised guiding in a sea kayak was more rewarding for him.
                          

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Matt Skuse
Qualifications:  - Norwegian Canoe Union 3 star Sea Leader
                           - Norwegian Canoe Union 5 star Canoe Leader
                           - British Canoeing Advanced Canoe Leader
                           - British Canoeing Sea Kayak Leader
                           - British Canoeing level 2 coach
                           - Marine First Responder
Instagram: @matt.skuse

Matt has 25 years of experience in the Royal Marines. He is familiar with taking care of people in a wide range of environments from sea to summit and everything in between. Matt has guided sea kayak and canoe expeditions in Norway since 2016. He enjoys fishing, bushcraft and teaching others about this.
                          

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Heidi Grimnes
Qualifications:  - Norwegian Canoe Union 5 star leader
                           - British Canoeing Sea Kayak Leader
                           - Marine First Responder
Instagram: @heidigrimnes

Heidi has been coaching and guding sea kayakers since 2017. She has guided expeditions on Sørøya up north and in Vestfold, southern Norway. From her day job she has a wide range of skills and knowledge about preparing game and fish for eating. Heidi lives near the coast in Vestfold and enjoys camping and rockhopping. 
                          

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Ken Johnsen
Qualifications: - Norwegian Canoe Union 5 star leader
                           - British Canoeing Sea Kayak Leader
                           - Marine First Responder
Instagram: @ken.henry.johnsen

Ken has been coaching and guding sea kayakers since 2017. He has coached rockhopping and surfing for his club and at symposiums. Ken lives near the coast in Vestfold and enjoys bushcraft, camping and surfing with his sea kayak. 
                          

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Lee John Waters
Qualifications
: - ISKGA Advanced Guide
                           - BC Advanced Sea Kayak Leader
                           - British Canoeing level 2 coach
                           - Marine First Responder
Instagram: @lee.john.waters

Lee is a former Royal Marine Commando with a background of white water and Kayak marathon racing. He is a BC Avanced Sea Kayak Leader, BC level 2 coach and ISKGA Advanced Guide. Lee offers nature assisted therapy for people suffering from psychological trauma by helping them with the healing power of the Sea and the great outdoors.


A passionate wildlife enthusiast Lee is a strong advocate of the leave no trace policy and provides informative and fun alternative culinary experiences from a Sea Kayak.


                          

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Jeff Allen
Qualifications
: - ISKGA Advanced Guide
                          - BC Advanced Sea Kayak Leader
                           - British Canoeing level 3 coach
                          - Marine First Responder

Instagram: @expeditionpaddler


Jeff first started kayaking as a young lad in the Cub Scouts, then followed it on throughout his life, in the sea cadets, then the army, Jeff has completed several expedtions such as the circumnavigation of Japan, Ireland and most of the Norwegian coast. He guides and coach in the UK, Alaska and Norway on a regular basis. 


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Svein Sætre
Qualifications
: - Norwegian Canoe Union 4 star leader
                           - Marine First Responder

Instagram: @force_fitness_norway


Svein has led expedtions along the Helgeland coast as well as many weekend trips near Oslo. He has years of experience leading others in remote settings through the Norwegian armed forces. This has given him a valuable set of skills when it comes to safety and foresight on expedtions. Svein is an active sea kayak and fitness coach in the Oslo area.


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