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About This Centre

We have been guiding people in the outdoors since 1999, given thousands of customers a great day out – or the adventure of a lifetime – kayaking the beatiful fjords of Norway.

Western Norway is the area for our activities. Njord specialize in kayak and wilderness adventures, in the fjords and by the North Sea coastline. We have bases in Flåm and – if you are in for a real adventure – the amazing archipelago of Bulandet. For the last years, we have set the standard for adventure tourism in Norway, building a happy and competent crew to give our customers the best of service.

Our philosophy is that our main product is everlasting and positive vacation memories. We only recruit guides that have considerable knowledge about nature and safety, a structured mind and the positive spirit that is the core value of the company. We are concerned with the nature that surrounds us and have a philosophy of leaving no trace of our journey. The only thing we leave behind is ripples in the water.

We have on offer shorter 3-4 hour tours, multiday tours, rentals and kayak courses from beginners to advanced level. We have a flexible and adaptable organisation and are fully focused on providing the best service possible to our customers

We have a policy of training and employing local guides. We aim to have at least 50% local guides and instructors. Every season we have several local youths in as trainee guides. All Njord Guides are either qualified trough the Norwegian Paddle Association (NPF), National Outdoors Leadership School (NOLS), British Canoe Union (BCU) or American Canoe Union (ACA).

All guides have been taking part in our Guide Training Programme. This programme focus on; Safety issues; Technical kayaking skills; Customer relations; Guide skills; Local culture and history; Environmental awareness. All our guides have a valid First Aid qualification, preferably NOLS WFR.

Courses Offered

Our kayak course portfolio includes:

  • Introduction / safety / rescue course 5 hrs (no experience needed)
  • Beginners Course – 16 hrs – (no experience needed)
  • Technique Course – 16 hrs – (basic skills required)
  • Surfing Course – 8 hrs – (basic skills required)
  • Rockhopper Course – 8 hrs – (intermediate skills required)
  • Expedition Course – 2 days – (intermediate skills recommended)
  • Kayak Skills Coaching (basic skills required)
  • Eskimo Roll Course – 3 hours – (intermediate skills recommended)

Expeditions Offered

5 Day Fjord Fantasy Adults Only – NOK 7990

10 Day Length of the Sognefjord Adults Only – NOK 9999

Kayak rental, Equipment rental, Parking, Tours, Expeditions, Courses

Services Offered

Additional Information


Brekkevegen 35, Aurland Kommune Flaam, Norway

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