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Harmony – Outdoor Life, Health and Development

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Find peace, - experience unity, calmness and all that nature has to offer. Harmony is for those who want to learn how mindset, physical activity, food and wellness affect their health.

Harmony - Outdoor life and physical activity should be varied and fun, and with us you can try sea kayaking, SUP, climbing, mountain hikes, strenght 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. Yuo wil amongst other thing learn about and experience:

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: 2

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.

Mountains above fjords

Mandatory: Yes

Price: Included in course price

Stord, Bømlo, Dronningstien, Kvinnheradsalpane. 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 ofte 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, medan andre er felles for skulen.

Veteranship MS Sunnhordland - West Coast tour

Mandatory: Yes

Price: Included in course price

The school year gets off to a flying start with the whole school travelling on a veteran ship, the MS Sunnhordland, into the beautiful Hardangerfjord and around the archipelago of Sunnhordland. Me experience many great stops and enjoy beautiful scenery and unique straits onboard a historic ship!

Winter adventure

Mandatory: Yes

Price: Included in course price

When winter comes, we travel to Hovden for days of skiing and alpine skiing. You can enjoy cross-country skiing in flat terrain, slalom, tobogganing, summit tours, steep hills or very steep hills. Something for all levels!

Learn about Norway, and study Norwegian at Stord Folkehøgskule.

Stord Folkehøgskule is a free-spirited folk high school. Here you can enjoy urban life in Stord, the city in the middle of nature, situated in the heart of the archipelago Sunnhordland, at the heart of the renowed Hardangerfjorden. The school has nine exciting and varied courses, including one course dedicated to learning the language and culture. We also have many fun and interesting electives, newly renovated buildings and a highly motivated staff ready to receive you. We have room for more than 100 students and we have students from all of Norway and around the world.

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

Why choose Stord?

  • Because you want friends for life, and experience a lot of new things in a good social community.
  • 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, small islands, forests and fields with access to different kinds of equipment.
  • You will learn about how you make things happen in society, companies, festivals or events.

At Stord Folkehøgskule, we gather different people with different interests under one roof. Here you spend time with the students on the same course as you as well as many others from our other courses. Add exciting electives with everything from sports, creative subjects to climbing and escape room and you wil have a fantastic school year!

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

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