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Norwegian Language & Culture

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This is a Norwegian language course based on a beginners level and for those who already has some knowledge. This course is a combination of learning and practicing Norwegian to a high level.



Agder school cabin, hyttetur & skiing

Mandatory: Yes

Price: Included in course price

  • Large cabin
  • Skiing resort nearby
  • Cross country skiing
  • Spring

Trip to our Agder folkehøgskole cabin, through the Setesdal valley and up into the village named Hovden. It is approximately 3-4 hours to drive with our minibus and many cultural spots on the way to visit. Our own cabin consist of 16 beds at 5 bedrooms, 1 bathroom with shower and a toilet, an additional toilet, kitchen and a large livingroom. Large terrace outside and a great view to Hovden.10 minutes walk from our parking place. 

During this trip, there will a whole day where you rent skiis and will practise cross country skiing. For those who are more experienced, you can go downhill or snowboard at the skiing centre. One of the days you will also have the possibility to go to Hovden spa & aqualand for a chill day in warm water.

The Agder cabin is a loved place and often used more than just one time by the international class. There is great hiking areas around here and Hovden is a middle spot on the way from the south to the west part of Norway. A beautiful place to visit all around the year.


Amazing Race - Norway

Mandatory: Nei

Price: Included in course price

Duration: 4 days

You will be divided into groups of 2 - 3 persones and sent off with train or bus to a place in Norway. From this point you will have to find your way back to Agder without paying for it. Every day there will be new tasks for you and your team to solve. In addition to that you will need to organise free transport yourself, communicate with Norwegians on the road and base yourself and the team on a very low foodbudget. You learn to cooperate and hold out with each other. This trip is not compulsory, but often described as "the best journey throughout the year".

Northern Norway / Sweden backpacking

Mandatory: Yes

Price: Included in course price

Duration: minimum 14 days

Meals included per day: 3

This is a two weeks classtrip based on the wishes of the class every year. We travel, as always, the most sustainable way (no flights included) and make stops wherever you find it interesting to stop. The route normally goes through Oslo, where we continue to either Røros or Lillehammer for a night or two. Further on to Trondheim with a visit to the Nidaros cathedral and then the train to Bodø. From here we take the coastal ship "Hurtigruten" over to the scenery island Lofoten. Here we will stay for a few days in Svolvær, hike up in the mountains with snowshoes, sleep in a cottage and hopefully see the Northern Lights. After a few days we drive over to the Vesterålen island, we`ll meet sami people and reindeers. On the way back to the south, we will join the legendary Swedish railway "Ofotbanen" from Narvik to Stockholm, enjoy the city with guiding in the old town and visit museums of interest. During this trip, we mostly cook ourselves, we sometimes visit other folkhighschools and we sleep over in cottages belonging to DNT - the Norwegian trekking organisation. This trip is a highlight, it brings people together. 

Oslo - capitol of Norway

Mandatory: Yes

Price: Included in course price

Meals included per day: 3

  • Train to Oslo
  • Living central
  • The Parliament
  • Nobel Peace Prize Centre
  • The National Theatre
  • Freia Chocolate Factory
  • The Opera House
  • The Nutcracker ballet
  • National Art Museum
  • Much Museum
  • Iceskating
  • If you dare : swimming in the sea
  • A cabin trip

 We travel with the train to Oslo in the end of December and we live downtown around 5 days in the city. We will visit the Parliament, the Nobel Peace Prize Centre, the National Theatre, Norwegian Broadcasting - NRK, Freia Chocolate Factory, we do an art workshop at the National Art Museum and see the Nutcracker ballett at the Opera, amongst other things. Its hectical and fun, Oslo has a lot to give. 

Ryvingen lighthouse

Mandatory: Yes

Price: Included in course price

Meals included per day: 4

  • Lighthouse
  • Island
  • RIB boat
  • WIFI detox
  • Phone detox
  • Painting
  • You make food
  • Swimming
  • Fishing
  • Storytelling outdoor night
  • Music
  • Riddles
  • Hiking
  • Photography
  • Sunrise

Art students + International students = True! The M&M ladies (Marianne & Marianne) take you down to the very south with the minibuses and then we do the fast RIB over to the Ryvingen Island. Here we stay. We breath the fresh sea air. We make food together. We grill. We paint, we relax, swim, fish and have fun. We bring the guitar with us and we simply enjoy life.

Mandatory: Yes

Price: Included in course price

The school is located in what we call the pearl of the southern archipelago. Out of the window you can see straight towards the port of Ny - Hellesund where Nordal Grieg wrote the song "Til ungdommen" in his time. This is where our first joint trip goes.. Accommodation in a tent, lavvo, hammock or on a sleeping pad under the open sky. Bathing, bonfire, play and seriousness. We enjoy the scents of late summer and look out to sea, where Denmark is almost visible on the horizon, and get to know each other in an unforgettable way. Friendships are made here.

The school's last joint trip goes to the same place. Summer is in the offing, and it's quite a different group that's on tour. Safe in each other, but melancholy has taken over from anticipation. A feeling that something will soon be over, along with the knowledge that something new is coming. This new thing, which will now be created together with the people you have around you, is no longer as frightening. This will be a trip filled with good memories and strong emotions.

Between these two trips there is a lot of time and space. There is much to be created. Our different classes go on their own trips and spend a lot of time together at school. But every now and then we do some joint trips. It can be to the Pulpit Rock, cinema, theatre, bowling, Zip-line, and it can be to Lindesnes lighthouse or Lista. The animal park is also a natural destination for the school when we are first in these parts.

Learn Norwegian and study Norwegian at Agder Folkehøgskole!

The school is situated in Kristiansand, in beautiful surroundings 17 km west of the city center, the southern-most city in Norway.

Agder Folkehogskole offers a course in Norwegian language and culture for foreigners:

Introduction course in Norwegian language and culture. The course also contains subjects as Norwegian everyday life and manners, Norwegian culture and economic life. Learning takes place in a creative environment. Challenging excursions, electives and common activities. There is no tuition fee. The money you pay include lodging in double room, teaching material and study trips. The Norwegian language and culture course costs NOK 112900 (2020/2021). Additional payment for single room NOK 4500. An admission fee (NOK 2400) is included.

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