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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 both 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. 

Located on the picturesque West Coast situates us in the majestic fjords, scenic mountains and historic 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, the North Sea, and so much more 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, enjoy skiing, sailing, mountain trips.

At the school, you'll be integrated with Norwegian students, sharing courses, living arrangements, and participating in daily activities together.  

Hardangerfjord Exploration Tour

Mandatory: Nei

Price: Included in course price

Meals included per day: 2

This is a course trip where you get the opportunity to try climbing Via Ferrata, and canyoning in the Åkrafjord. We drive through fantastic fjord landscapes with dramatic mountains and beautiful view points.

We stop along the way at exciting destinations and go on mountain walks, swim in the fjord, light a fire and cook on camp fires.

During our trip we have the opportunity to walk the Queen's Path, a beautiful mountain hike, see Vøringsfossen, glaciers, waterfalls and we drive the National tourist road on Folgefonn peninsula.

We cross the Hardangerfjord both by ferry and over bridges. The trip lasts for four days but we get memories to last a lifetime.

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.

Iceland - Adventure trip to Saga Island

Mandatory: Nei

Price: 18 000

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.

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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