In Flåm we hire out both double and single kayaks.
We expect all renters to adhere to the seven principles of the Leave No Trace Centre for Outdoors Etichs (read the seven principles here).
We only hire out single kayaks to kayakers with certified rescue skills (NPF, BCU, ACA, EPP or other recognized National Kayaking Association). Please be aware that we do not rent out single kayaks to solo paddlers. Solo travellers are welcome to join our guided tours.
Double kayaks are more stabile and more suitable for less experienced paddlers. We do not demand a formal qualification for renting a double kayak. All rentals of doubles include a safety skills instruction that will be given on land.
We strongly recommend that all people renting doubles take part in an on sea safety and rescue course. We can present you with a 5 hour safety & rescue course. Upon completing this course you will aquire the internationally recognised Våttkort qualification from the Norwegian Canoe Association (NPF), minimum 2 persons on the course. All renters should read our leaflet Kayak rental and safety.
All rentals needs to be prebooked by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 0047 91 32 66 28. All bookings must be prepaid.
All rentals includes kayak, paddle, paddle vest (pfd) , wetsuit, booties/shoes, paddle jackets, paddle float, sprayskirt and a small map of the area.
We also have additional equipment for rental. This includes tents, cookers, dromedary waterbags, cameraboxes, dry bags etc. Please contact us for prices. We do not hire out for less than full days, unless this is a part of a multi-day rental.
|Prices per kayak (incl 25% VAT)||Singles||Doubles|
|3 days rental (to 19.00 on the third day||NOK 2399||NOK 2999|
|2 days rental (to 19.00 on the second day)||NOK 1899||NOK 2499|
|1 day rental (08.30 – 19.00)||NOK 1299||NOK 1999,|
|1/2 day rental (08.30-14.00) / (14.30- 19.00)||NOK 999||NOK 1199|
|Extra days:||NOK 599||NOK 799|
There is two main reasons for renting a kayak is relatively expensive compared with a guided tour:
1: Rent of kayak is inclusive value added tax of 25%, a guided tour is tax free.
2: When letting out kayaks we are obliged by law to have a safety instruction, we need to give instructions that will enable you to act appropriately in the boat and be capable of rescuing yourself if something goes wrong.
Safety & rescue course prices here, minimum two persons on the course
Pick-Up of kayaks in Gudvangen
Going on the famous Flåm – Gudvangen trip? Well, then the logistics can be a challenge. Pick up or drop off of kayaks and equipment is included in rentals lasting 2 or more days. If you hand the kayak and equipment back in Flåm we reduce kayak rental price with 10%, max NOK 650
All pick-ups need to be pre-booked at together with rental
FAQ: Why are you so strict with renting out kayaks:
As you see there is a safety instruction that can take some time, all dependant on how quickly people learn, please be aware that we are really strict on this, clients must be able to take care of themselves, if not we will refuse rental.
This is due to one simple fact. Kayaking here can be very dangerous, the water is cold, 11-13 degrees C in the middle of summer, and at times we do get strong winds that can flip a kayak over. If this happen people must be able to rescue themselves and paddle back to the base, chilled down and possibly against a strong wind.
If you stay in the water for 10-15 minutes you will most likely loose the use of your hands and will be unable to get back in the kayak on your own, it is also very likely that you are quite exhausted due to struggling with getting back in the kayak.
As this is a steepwalled fjord there is just a few places where people can get on land, mostly the coast here is steep mountainside without any possibility to get on land, you also have to paddle 60-70 metres away from land due to the danger of rocks falling down from the mountainside.
Due to the above we want to be convinced that you can get back into the kayak without help, thus avoiding serious incidents.
We strongly recommend that all people renting doubles take part in an on sea safety and rescue course.