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Harmony – Outdoor Life, Health and Development

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We focus on the introduction and learning about the great outdoor life, and spice this up with spectacular experiences. Late evenings by the fire, sunrise over the mountains, sunset in the sea...

Harmony - Outdoor life, Physical activity should be varied and fun, and with us you can try sea kayaking, SUP, climbing, simple mountain hikes, strength training and yoga. You will also learn how to cook healthy and nutritious food, and how food is directly linked to both physical and mental health.

Relaxation and well-being are important for good health, and you will learn massage with us, in addition to going to the spa.

This winter we're traveling on a longer trip to Vietnam, where we'll learn a whole new culture, relax on white sandy beaches, practice yoga, and experience beautiful nature from both bike, boat and car.

Stord has a lovely local area, and the school is in a short distance to nice forest walks, mountain walks, the sea, a training center and a climbing hall. This gives us a unique opportunity to offer a varied year with lots of activity, without having to drive far.

Vietnam - The changing country

Mandatory: Yes

Price: Included in course price

Duration: 15 dagar

Meals included per day: 3

When winter comes, we pack our summer camp and travel all the way to Vietnam, a country with fantastic nature and an exciting culture. Here we will have spectacular nature experiences both from a cruise ship, by bike and on hiking tours. We are going on a small tour of the country, and will get a unique insight into what Vietnam has to offer.

Some of what you will experience:

  • Visit to historic Dong Thien. A historic pagoda located on a lovely vantage point. Here we will meet a master nun in Zen who will teach us about Buddhist philosophy and thought.
  • Trip by cruise boat to explore small paradises. Visit various islands and caves, as well as kayaking and swimming
  • Exercise, yoga and spa in tropical surroundings
  • Visit local markets
  • Cycle tour and boat trip in a lush landscape with rice paddies and green mountain scenery

There’s more to Vietnam than the traditional image of rice paddies and conical hats. Here you’ll find a country bursting with energy and forward motion. You’ll feel it in the hum and activity on the streets. You’ll see it in the way Vietnamese welcome you to their homes, invite you to taste their food, and proudly show you their rich culture. You’ll sense it in the options and opportunities all around. Simply put, there's never been a more exciting time to visit. Whatever you travel for, you can find it in #VietnamNOW.

Fjords above mountains

Mandatory: Yes

Price: Included in course price

Stord, Bømlo, Dronningstien, Kvinnheradalpane. Together we will plan longer and shorter excursions to well-known, spectacular destinations, or more unknown but equally wonderful destinations you have not heard of.

Våre turar er unike opplevingar som ofta er vanskeleg å gjennomføra på eigahand, som fjordcruise med veteranskip i nydelege Hardangerfjorden. Du vil reisa på ulike turar nært og fjernt. Nokre turar er knytt opp til dei enkelte linjene, mens andre er felles for skulen.

Winter adventure

Mandatory: Yes

Price: Included in course price

When winter hits, I travel to Hovden for days of skiing and alpine skiing. Here it is possible for flat tours, slalom, gentle tours, tobogganing, summit tours, steep tours or very steep tours. Something for all levels!

Veteranbåten MS Sunnhordland på Vestlandet

Mandatory: Yes

Price: Included in course price

Skuleåret får ein pang-start med at heile skulen reiser på tur med Veteranskipet MS Sunnhordland inn i vakre Hardangerfjorden og rundt i Øyriket Sunnhordland. Me opplever flotte stoppestader og nyter vakker natur og unike sund ombord i eit historisk skip!

Learn Norwegian, and study norwegian at Stord Folkehøgskule.

Stord Folkehøgskule is a free-spirited folk high school. Here you can frolic in urban Stord, the city in the middle of nature, in the heart of the archipelagoSunnhordland, at the heart of the renowed Hardangerfjorden. The school has several exciting and varied courses, many fun electives, newly renovated buildings and a highly motivated staff ready to receive you.

Liberal School with over 100 student places, and 9 different and exciting courses. Including one course dedicated to learning the language and culture.

Read more about our Norwegian Fjords, Foods and Culture course here!

Why choose Stord?

Follow your interests, teaming up with others with their interests.
Have fun electives to fill up the year with what you are curious about!
An active and urban center, with many exciting leisure activities at the same time as ...
... you get an incredibly short way to the fjord, the mountains, island hopping and forests and fields. With access to all possible equipment
Because you want friends for life, and experience a lot of new things in a good social community.
You will learn about how you make things happen in society, festivals, companies, clubs or other

At Stord Folkehøgskule, we gather different people with different interests under one roof. Here you meet as well as the same line as you, and many others on our other lines. And we fill up with incredibly exciting electives with everything from sports, creative subjects to diving and escape room.

Stord Folkehøgskule believes in the best in people, our diversity and community strengthens us.

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