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Coastal outdoor – Fjords, Mountains and Sea

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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...

Join us on a magical journey through the island kingdom's nature and culture.  

Nature experiences, cooperation and meistring are important to us. There is great variation in the activities, and final programs are planned in collaboration between teachers and students. Here are some of what you can experience:

We focus on basic outdoor life skills regardless of what activities we do. Experience the combination of adrenaline and intense experiences with finding peace in nature and feeling the silence and being in the moment.

Study trip to Iceland - where you explore the local culture, travel around Saga Island and experience our northernmost neighbor at its best. 


Golden Circle Norwegian exploration tour

Mandatory: Nei

Price: Included in course price

When spring nears we're heading out to explore some of the greatest sights in Norway.

We're going to walk the Queen's Path high above the Hardangerfjord, we're visiting Voss for some Smalahove-tasting, heading to famous Rjukan, we're we will ascend the glorious Gaustatoppen mountain (by foot or train). We're the view shows us a third of Norway from one mountaintop. We will visit Vemork, and many amazing places a long the trip. 

Iceland - Adventure trip to Saga Island

Mandatory: Nei

Price: 12 000

Duration: ca. 10 dagar

Meals included per day: 2

- Geysir, glaciers, rafting, Reykjavik, Gullfoss, hot baths and much more.

A trip to Iceland is special. In Iceland you will find a varied, dramatic and unspoiled nature with glaciers, hot springs and mighty waterfalls, which makes the journey a unique experience with memories for life. The exotic nature offers many chances of relaxation and exciting activities. 

The Icelandic nature is varied and exotic, and in nature you will see traces of how the natural element has shaped Iceland in the event of volcanic eruptions, earthquakes and erosion. Over eleven percent of the country is covered by magnificent glaciers. The largest is Vatnajökull (8400 square kilometers and 1000 meters thick). 

On the trip around the island in a minibus you get to experience both famous tourist destinations, but even more exciting is discovering lesser-known, but equally spectacular and exciting spots. There will be many fantastic photo spots, so bring your camera or mobile. There may be swimming in different hot baths every day, new nature experiences and good stories. We will cook some of the food outside and explore local traditions.

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.


Mandatory: Yes

Price: Included in course price

Via Ferrata / Ravine. Before the autumn holidays, we take a trip into the Åkrafjorden. Here, as a student, you can choose between the fierce Via Ferrata Church Wall, or the slightly gentler alternative route. If climbing is not your thing, there are opportunities for canyoning or hiking.

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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