Study in Norway, learn Norwegian and experience Norway!

Learn the Norwegian language and experience the nature, culture (and adventures) of Norway's famous sights - with new friends from all over the world.

Key information

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You must be able to speak and understand English

to attend this class.

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Travel through all of Norway

… And visit Copenhagen, Denmark

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Learn the Norwegian language 

and explore Norway's nature, culture and adventures.

Study trips

  • Rafting in the river Sjoa and hiking in Jotunheimen 
  • Stavanger, Egersund, Lindesnes, Mandal and Kristiansand 
  • Copenhagen 
  • The Lofoten islands and Hurtigruten
  • Røros, Trondheim, Molde, Ålesund, Flåm Railway, Gudvangen and Bergen 
  • Oslo, Hamar and Lillehammer

About the course

You will be able to speak and understand Norwegian according to your own standards through suggestopedi - a quick and fun learning method. 

You will learn about Norwegian culture, history, geography and society through exhibitions and by traveling and experience Norway fist hand. This year will be a nine months long adventure.  

You will also learn to build and sleep in a snow cave, how to prepare food on a bonfire, how to make and sleep under a gapahuk (shelter), canoing, dogsledging and much more.

I became more mature since I came here. No one is here to hold you down or judge you.

- Marlou Van Elsland

I even learned to speak Norwegian at a high level.

- Ricardo Cantú

I have had a fantastic year at Elverum Folkehøgskole.

- Jack Muir

The social environment is absolutely fantastic and all the teachers are super nice and helpful!

- Michel Schwank

I love Elverum FHS. I have learned so much about Norway, and also about myself. The teachers are lovely and all the activities are exciting. I will never forget this year.

– Camilla Scotolatti

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Suggestopedi is a method for faster and more joyful learning. By using music, imagination, humor, roleplay, songs, games and dialogues you increase your learning potential. We emphasize the oral language in class, but offer writing tasks you can do on your free time.

You will share a room with a Norwegian student and join the common and elective classes together with Norwegians. This gives you the opportunity to practice Norwegian language all day long.

Travel in Norway

  • Rafting in the river Sjoa and hiking in Jotunheimen 
  • Stavanger, Egersund, Lindesnes, Mandal and Kristiansand 
  • Copenhagen 
  • The Lofoten islands and Hurtigruten
  • Røros, Trondheim, Molde, Ålesund, Flåm Railway, Gudvangen and Bergen 
  • Oslo, Hamar and Lillehammer

August / September: Rafting in the river Sjoa and hiking in Jotunheimen national park.

September: We visit Norway's largest stave church in Heddal, drive cross the country and hike up to Preikestolen (the Pulpit rock), where we get the most amazing view. We explore Stavanger town and learn about Norway's oil history at the Norwegian Oil museum. We visit Lindesne's light house and artist Mona Svaland in Mandal. Last stop on this trip is Kristiansand, where we explore the city and Kristiansand Zoo where we see and learn about the Norwegian predators wolf, lynx and wolverine, along with numerous other species.

December:  We explore the capital city of Denmark in the beginning of December when the city is all dressed up for Christmas. We board the sightseeing canal boat and get a waterfront tour of the city. We visit Rosenborg castle where we learn about its history and get to see the royal family jewels. We climb the outdoor staircase to the top of the tower of "Vor Frelsers Kirke" where we get a fantastic view of the city. A walk in Christiania, the bohemian freetown, is also exiting and special. And of course, we cannot visit Copenhagen without experiencing the Christmas decorations Fairground, where we enjoy all the different rides.

March: In Lofoten we will chase the northern lights and visit the polar light center where we learn about the aurora borealis. You will go on "Lofot fishing" or a sea eagle safari. You will learn about the fishing industry and eat local delicacies. In the Viking museum at Borg you'll learn viking history and see authentic houses and artifacts. We will visit HenningsvaerSvolværNusfjord, Ballstad the blacksmith in Sund and the glass artist in Vikten.

We will take Hurtigruten from Svolvær in Lofoten two Trondheim. This is a cruise along the northern Norwegian coastline.

April: You will experience the copper mines in Røros. In Trondheim we see the Nidaros Dome, the Rockheim music hall of fame and Tyholttårnet. We continue to Molde, Ålesund, The aquarium "Altanterhavsparken", The Norwegian glacier museum in Lerdal, the Flåm railway to Vatnahalsen, and the viking village in Gudvangen. In Bergen you will see the famous fish market and "Bryggen", Håkonshall and Rosenkranz tower, Fløybanen and "Trollhaugen" – the composer Edvard Grieg's home.

Three young people on top of snow-capped mountains

Ready to learn Norwegian, travel across Norway and meet new people?