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Norwegian Adventurers: Nature, culture, travel

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Welcome to our international class: Norwegian adventures! Suits both international and norwegian students, aiming to improve knowledge about your own and others language, culture and history.

You will find Bakketun in Verdal, located in the middle of Norway, surrounded with a big variety in both natural and cultural landscapes. For more than 100 years Bakketun has hosted students from different backgrounds and cultures. Our aim is to create an engaging, safe and inclusive environment where there is space for everyone. 

A year at Bakketun will give you the opportunity to focus on your interests and subjects by your own choice, and to grow academically, but also on a personal and social level.

During the course lessons we will explore areas from mountains to fjords throughout all the seasons, discover both our norwegian and indigenous cultural heritage and dive into today's society with a broader perspective. Together we learn with a practical and engaging approach.

A day at school can include to go hiking, visit local organizations, make food at the bone fire, practice basic skills with map and compass, go dog sledging in the winter, visit protected wild life areas, arranging a beach clean up, learn about edible plants, explore local culture through handcraft or food tradtions, create educational escape rooms or spend the night under the stars or in a cozy mountain cabin. You and your co-students have the possibility to form the school year based on your interests. 

At Bakketun we also have common subjects and elective subjects. Maybe you would like to combine your main subjects  with ceramics, skateboarding or guitar playing? There are many opportunities!


Mandatory: Yes

Price: Included in course price

Duration: 3 uker

Meals included per day: 3

Class exursion in Norway for 3 weeks, where we will visit both coastlines with fjords and coastculture, and norwegian mountain aeras autumn and wintertime. We will plan the travel together in the class in the lectures.

During the travel we will have focus on language, culture and historie, together with a lot of exiting activities and experiences.

More information will follow!

Spania and Gibraltar - for all students

Mandatory: Yes

Price: Included in course price

Duration: 1 uke

Meals included per day: 3

Our excursions are an impotant part of our year, with three main focus aereas: Culture and country knowledge, relationship and class orientated activities. During the last years we have had an excursion to Southern Europe for the whole school. For the year 2023/2024 we have choosen Spania and Gibraltar for this travel, during week 43/44.

Here we will visit the aerea Andalicia, and have our base close to the city Rota. Here we have different arrangements and activities for all, with posibility for surfing, frisbee-golf, charming bicycle trips and activities from the beachaerea.

We will also visit historical Sevilla and the british connected Gibraltar.

This joint trip for the whole school is included in your ordinary school payment. Which means that you only will need additional money for your own use. 

On these kind of excursions the arrangements and activities will be across the main classes, and we think this is an impåortant part for our work with the social relationship between the studends and staff at the school.

Travel in the local area

Mandatory: Yes

Price: Included in course price

Duration: Dagsturer

Meals included per day: 3

We plan for some short trips and excursions, where we hope to experience much togeher. We think it is important for the social enviroment at the school!

We will travel around in the local aera, visit historical Stiklestad or other known places in the region, or travel to the city Trondheim 1,5 hour away, with among other things a wide music- and cultural life.

We can also travel to one of the best ski sports destinations in the aera, Åre in Sweden, or spend time in the nature area surronding the school for outdoor living. Further more it is many activities and places which classes, elective subjects or the school can visit or attend during the year.

We welcome English speaking students and offer education in Norwegian language. Call +47 74049100 for more information.

Our major subjects:


  • Sport Extreme Australia
  • Challenge Explore
  • Gaming Active
  • Outdoor Life/Fjords and Mountain


  • VanLife
  • SoMe!
  • Norwegian Adventurers: Nature, Culture, Travel


  • Stage Studio Tour (Music, Acting and Sound/Music Production)
  • Arts and Crafts

Courses at the school

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