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Norwegian Language, Fjords, Food and Culture

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Learn Norwegian and make lifelong friendships in the unique fjord landscape of western Norway. Experience the fascinating Norwegian culture, food and nature with travels and experiences all year round

At Stord folkehøgskole you have the opportunity to gain fluency in the Norwegian language, make lifelong friendships and explore the Norwegian culture.

This Norwegian course is suitable for beginners and for students with some previous knowledge of the language. The first semester we focus on basic grammar and use of everyday language in both oral and written production. In the second semester the students build upon their vocabulary and grammatical skills to further expand their knowledge of the language. Immersion into the Norwegian lifestyle greatly excellerates the learning.

This is a boarding school where the majority of the students are Norwegian - You have an unique opportunity to practice norwegian.

The pictoresque west coast brings us close to the majestic fjords, scenic mountains and historical towns. Throughout the year you will travel and experience the breathtaking Norwegian nature in all its glory. The Hardangerfjord in our veteran cruise ship, Preikestolen, Gaustatoppen and Rjukan, the North Sea, and so much more lying right at our door step. 

Experience the food and culture, as you'll taste and learn how traditional Norwegian cuisine is made, and visit historic sites.

At the school you are integrated with the Norwegian students and spend time together in the other courses, living arrangements and all daily activities. 

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. 

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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