What is BSI Padling

BSI Padling is a sea and whitewater kayak club for both students and non-students. The members are very active throughout the year, and the club arrange activities and courses outdoors from April to November and pool sessions all year round. Sea trips take place from the clubhouse in Sandviken on Tuesdays and Thursdays, technique sessions are held on Wednesdays and there are some weekend trips out of the city. The whitewater paddlers head inland to find some of the best whitewater in europe and do technique sessions in the sea at the clubhouse. Members can use club kayaks for free at club activities (in Norwegian only), but have to bring their own clothing.

How to be a member

  • Registrer on the website MinIdrett (http://minidrett.nif.no) and send membership application form there. You can download the instructions how to proceed via the Minnidrett website here >>ENGLISH<<
  • If you are a student, send a copy of your student card and confirmation about the tuition payment by email to Kassereren.
More info about membreship cen be found on the BLI MEDLEM, for the moment in Norwegian only.


We are situated in a large old fish drying facility in Sandviksboder 78B “Holmefjordboden”. In this 300 year old building, we have 130 private kayaks and 35 club kayaks. Show larger map


E-mail the club at info@bsipadling.no if you have any questions. Or if you have a specific question you can e-mail Chairperson: leder@bsipadling.no Vice Chairperson: nestleder@bsipadling.no Treasurer: kasserer@bsipadling.no About paddling White water courses and pool sessions: elvekurs@bsipadling.no Sea kayak courses: havkurs@bsipadling.no Tuesday and Thursday paddling: fastpadling@bsipadling.no Trips and other arrangements: tur@bsipadling.no About equipment and the clubhouse Kayak storage: kajakkplass@bsipadling.no SMS key: nausttilgang@bsipadling.no Use of clubhouse and kayak trailer: naust@bsipadling.no White water equipment: elvematerial@bsipadling.no Sea kayak equipment: havmaterial@bsipadling.no Click here (in Norwegian only) if you want to get in contact with a particular member of the committee.

Mailing list:

The club has two mailing lists. Sea kayak ("Hav") and whitewater ("Elv"). If you want information about activities in the club, sign up on one or both of the lists (you can unsubscribe from these lists at any time). Important information from the committee will be sent to both lists. Click here to sign up (in Norwegian).


If you want inspiration have a look at our gallery.


The club has activities for our members all year. In the winter only indoor in the pool.

Kayak courses

BSI Padling offers kayak courses for sea kayaking and whitewater kayaking. Course descriptions and information are in Norwegian only but don't hesitate to get in touch for more information.

Training and weekend trips

From April to November the club has activities several days a week and occasional weekend trips. Most weekday activities start from the clubhouse in Sandviken and have a duration of two to three hours starting at 18:00. On Tuesdays ("tirsdagspadling") the length and speed of the training require some experience while on Thursdays ("torsdagspadling") everybody with membership is welcome, and some Thursdays are "playdays" with a lot of fun and socializing afterwards. On some Wednesdays ("onsdagspadling") we do technique sessions not far from the clubhouse. Each technique session has a dedicated topic which you can find in the "Aktivitetskalender".

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