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Acknowledgements & Thanks to our Sponsors…

We would like to acknowledge and thank all of our sponsors, volunteers and friends who have helped in a variety of ways with making it possible that we, NJORD, host the two courses we are offering this spring of 2014;  The WMI WFR course sponsored by Flåm Camping & Vandarheim and the Norwegian Centres of Expertise- Tourism. The LNT MEC sponsored by Nærøyfjorden Verdsarvspark, Nærøyfjorden Verdsarvsparkområde / Nasjonalpark og verneområdestyre(Statens naturoppsyn & Aurland Fjellstyre), Fjord Safari, Flåm Camping & Vandrarheim and the Norwegian Centres of Expertise -Tourism.

Wilderness First Responder coming April 6th-15th, 2014

The definitive wilderness course in medical training, leadership, and critical thinking for outdoor, low-resource, and remote professionals and leaders. It’s supported by internationally recognized wilderness medicine protocols and implemented by a full-time Curriculum Director.

The Wilderness First Responder program is the ideal medical training for leaders in remote areas including outdoor educators, guides, military, professional search and rescue teams, researchers, and those involved in disaster relief. The 80-hour curriculum includes standards for urban and extended care situations. It is comprehensive and practical. It includes the essential principles and skills required to assess and manage medical problems in isolated and extreme environments for days and weeks if necessary.

Special topics include but are not limited to: wound management and infection, realigning fractures and dislocations, improvised splinting techniques, patient monitoring and long term management problems, up-to-date information on all environmental emergencies, plus advice on drug therapies. Emphasis is placed on prevention and decision-making, not the memorization of lists.

The curriculum is comprehensive, complete, and kept current on an annual basis. This is the most current and cutting edge course of any first response medical training (urban or remote) in the world.

This course is designed specifically to provide you with the tools to make critical medical and evacuation decisions in remote locations. Half of your time will be spent completing practical skills, case studies and scenarios designed to challenge your decision making abilities. Adult CPR is included in this course. 

WHO IS THE WFR COURSE FOR?

The WFR is the perfect course for anyone working in a position of leadership in an outdoor setting ( ie; guides, instructors, emergency personnel, park rangers, tour leaders, etc.) or for individuals who want a high level of wilderness medical training for extended personal backcountry trips or expeditions.

WHO IS IT TAUGHT BY?

There are many organizations around the world teaching the WFR and many that are accredited by the Wilderness Medical Society. This course is being taught by the leader in Wilderness Medicine education, The Wilderness Medicine Institute! Their goal is to provide the highest quality education and information for the recognition, treatment, and prevention of wilderness emergencies. 

NJORD will be hosting a LNT MEC in the Spring of 2014

LNT (Leave No Trace) Masters Course:

http://www.nols.edu/lnt/principles.shtml (5 day course)

Leave No Trace is a national education program dedicated to promoting and inspiring responsible recreational practices through education, research and partnerships. The Leave No Trace program is a partnership of federal land management agencies, outdoor educators, conservation groups, manufacturers, outdoor retailers, user groups and individuals who share a commitment to preserving and protecting our public lands.

If you would like more information regarding any and or all of this all this, please feel free to ask by contacting us via email.

Location: Flåm, Sogn og Fjordane, NORWAY

Dates: April 23rd to April 28th 2014

Cost: 5500 NOK

Contact: e-mail: ervin@kajakk.com tel: (+47) 91 32 66 28

NJORD will be hosting a WMI WFR course in the Spring of 2014!

The WFR course is designed to provide you with the tools to make critical medical and evacuation decisions in remote locations. Classroom lectures and demonstrations are combined with realistic scenarios where mock patients will challenge you to integrate your learning. Learning takes place both in the classroom and in outdoor settings regardless of weather conditions. Come prepared for wet, muddy, cold or hot environments. Prerequisites: No previous first aid training is required. You must be 16

years old to attend this course.

Location: Flåm, Sogn og Fjordane, NORWAY

Dates: April 6th- April15th

Cost: 7250 NOK

Contact: e-mail: ervin@kajakk.com tel: (+47) 91 32 66 28

Njord will be hosting two courses next spring (Spring of 2014), a Wilderness First Responder (WFR) course and a Leave No Trace (LNT) Masters course .

The dates for the WFR course are set for April 6th- April15th and the dates for the Leave No Trace Course will be April 23rd to April 28th. Before and after the Easter holiday.

WFR (Wilderness First Responder) Course:

http://www.nols.edu/wmi/courses/wfr.shtml (11day intensive course)

The WFR course is designed to provide you with the tools to make critical medical and evacuation decisions in remote locations. Classroom lectures and demonstrations are combined with realistic scenarios where mock patients will challenge you to integrate your learning. Learning takes place both in the classroom and in outdoor settings regardless of weather conditions. Come prepared for wet, muddy, cold or hot environments. Prerequisites: No previous first aid training is required. You must be 16 years old to attend this course.

Location: Flåm, Sogn og Fjordane, NORWAY

Dates: April 6th- April15th

Cost: 7250 NOK

Contact: e-mail: ervin@kajakk.com tel: (+47) 91 32 66 28

LNT (Leave No Trace) Masters Course: http://www.nols.edu/lnt/principles.shtml (5 day course)

Leave No Trace is a national education program dedicated to promoting and inspiring responsible recreational practices through education, research and partnerships. The Leave No Trace program is a partnership of federal land management agencies, outdoor educators, conservation groups, manufacturers, outdoor retailers, user groups and individuals who share a commitment to preserving and protecting our public lands.

If you would like more information regarding any and or all of this all this, please feel free to ask by contacting us via email.

Location: Flåm, Sogn og Fjordane, NORWAY

Dates: April 23rd to April 28th 2014

Cost: 5500 NOK

Contact: e-mail: ervin@kajakk.com tel: (+47) 91 32 66 28

 

SEPT. 15th 2013 is the END OF THE SEASON !!

Being that now, we have a decreased number of staff, tour requests and more unstable weather, We have minimized the number of tours to only 1 tour a day and have chosen to end our season this year on September 15th. Unless there has been a pre-booking made sometime last winter the trips that are running now are the 10:00 Old King’s Path (OKP) or the 12:00 Fjord Paddle. We have chosen not to do the 15:00 OKP for the rest of this season (note: if you have made a prior booking for a 15:00 OKP, it will still happen), because it is now getting darker earlier. Please excuse the type-o on the previous post of Sept. 5th being the last day, somehow a 1 fell off, it’s supposed to be Sept.15th. 

23rd of August - important update:

The authorities have now decided to open the tunnel between Flåm and Gudvangen for busses and larger vehicles from 23.08.2013

 

Tunnel between Flåm and Gudvangen Temporarily Closed

After an accident that lead to a fire in the Gudvanga tunnel on the 5th of August 2013 the Norwegian Public Road Administration has temporarily closed the tunnel for all traffic. The work to clean up the tunnel could take up to a month. To facilitate the situation there has been set up alternative routes as well as an increased capacity on the ferries in the area.

You will find continously up-to-date information on the Norwegian Public Roads Administration’s website however, only in Norwegian.

Paddle the fjords of Norway

The kayak season begins on the 1st May and ends on the 20th September. Our family friendly guided kayak tours range from a few exciting hours on the Aurlandsfjord to our amazing multiday tours lasting from 2 days to 10 day long expeditions on the King of Fjords, Sognefjord.  

 

We are now booking for the 2014 season, we are noticing considerable interest in our eco-friendly adventures, so be quick to take contact for available dates. For customer reviews please see our Facebook site or our posting on Trip advisor.

We are looking forward to taking you out on the fjord. Booking is done by sending us an email at post@kajakk.com or you may call us on phone number +47 913 26 628image

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