Borrowing – Whitewater

Who can borrow equipment

Have you paid the training fee for this year? Have you completed a beginner’s course in river kayaking?

Then you can borrow equipment for private trips on Nidelven, as long as it does not coincide with club activities. You can also borrow equipment for all trips officially organized by NTNUI Paddling. When you borrow equipment, it MUST be registered using the QR code for check-out when you borrow the equipment and the QR code for check-in when you return the equipment. The QR codes are posted on the doors at Skansen.

Other requirements

Club equipment should not be used on rivers above grade 4.

You must be physically and mentally fit for kayaking in order to borrow club equipment.

Replacement claims

There are no replacement claims for damage/loss of equipment on NTNUI organized trips, as long as this is reported at check-in, either through the QR code for check-in or by directly informing the river chief.

There is an 80% replacement claim for damage/loss of equipment on private trips, unless the damage is considered wear and tear. This applies only if the borrowed equipment was registered through the QR code for day trips from Skansen/Nidelven, or if the borrowed equipment for private trips elsewhere is pre-approved by the river/sea chief.

There is a 100% replacement claim for damage/loss of equipment on private trips if the borrowed equipment is not registered or pre-approved.

Nidelva run

Scan the QR-code and fill in the information. (hanging on the inside of the door). All kayaks are numbered.

Non-NTNUI members

NTNUI padling members can bring non-members on a trip. It costs NOK 100/time, paid with Vipps and registered using the QR code hanging on the door at Skansen.


  1. You who take the paddler on the trip have a valid membership at NTNUI Padling
  2. The paddler has a basic course in the applicable paddling branch or you are an activity leader and responsible for the person on the trip
  3. The paddler agrees that paddling can involve risk and that private trips take place at their own risk
  4. The paddler registers themselves and the borrowed boat on a QR code before and after paddling

Link to borrowing form (click here)

Other use than Nidelva

If you plan to borrow equipment to run other rivers or plan to use over several days, you have to apply to Elvesjef (Head of whitewater section). Register your request in the form below, well in advance.


After each use:

  • Empty boats for water
  • Put equipment back to assorted spot (everything is sorted by size for easy finding)
  • Hang throwing lines to dry (rope out of bag)


If you plan to paddle other rivers than Nidelva you have to check whether they are infected by the salmon parasite Gyrodactylus salaris (Gyro). In such cases the equipment has to be disinfected after use. Contact River chief for more information on how this is done. 

Damages and deficiency

If you discover new damages or deficiencies on the whitewater equipment, or the storeroom itself, please notify through the check-out/check-in form, or contact the River Chief. Whitewater equipment is expected to go through tough conditions, damages are expected and will be covered by the club. Neglect is not.