Norway’s Sea Kayak Guide and Instructor Association is an accredited member of the IFSKGIA and as such will uphold all the international standards set for internationally certified guides and instructors including the international guide training and certifying standards.

1. IFSKGIA Sea Kayak Guides and Instructors

  • To Certify guides/Instructors who qualify in accordance with the IFSKGIA certification process; IFSKGIA certifying system is developed with the highest international standards set in sea kayaking and as a member of IFSKGIA the NHKGIF is committed to a certifying system that is the most difficult and respected in international sea kayaking.

2. Recreational sea kayakers

  • To develop and maintain the highest standards for recreational sea kayaking in Norway and to certify recreational sea kayakers in accordance to these standards.
  • To develop and promote the interests of recreational sea kayakers within private, commercial, and government groups and agencies.
  • To motivate recreational sea kayakers to continue developing courses.
  • To enlighten the general public on the inherent risks involved in sea kayaking.
  • To dictate and promote safety standards for recreational sea kayakers in Norway.