Norgesskolen in short

Norgesskolen is a two week summer school for Norwegian language and culture. We welcome students ages 9 to 18 from all over the world, both beginners and those with previous Norwegian knowledge. Norgesskolen is an opportunity to practice the Norwegian language and get a deeper understanding of Norwegian culture and society.

We teach Norwegian language and culture and have a variety of sports and outdoor activities. Students go on hiking trips and excursions. A stay at Norgesskolen is the beginning of lifelong friendships and is a fun place to learn Norwegian!

Norgesskolen is held at Sagavoll Folkehøyskole in Gvarv in Telemark region. Both students and teachers live in dormitories on campus.


The school is a non-profit organization. Norgesskolen does not receive any state funding and is thus financed by school fees.


Students at Norgesskolen will:

  • get comprehensive education in the Norwegian language

  • participate in different sports and outdoor activities

  • join activities such as swimming, canoeing, hiking, sports and art

  • make lifelong friends from all around the world

  • develop the Norwegian part of their identity

  • experience an international environment and learn to overcome cultural barriers in a positive way

  • experience a Norwegian summer


Who can join Norgesskolen?

Norgesskolen is best suited for children in the age group 9-18.

  • Students living outside of Norway – all over the world.

  • Students with previous knowledge of Norwegian as well as beginners.

  • Norwegian citizens as well as non-Norwegian citizens.

  • Norwegian children/youth that want to improve their Norwegian and participate in an international environment.



Norgesskolen practices rolling admission. We enroll a maximum capacity of 100 students and therefore encourage you to register as early as possible to secure a spot.

Maïka, 18

Norgesskolen gave me much more than just the language; Norgesskolen gave me the taste of being Norwegian (...) 

For four years of my life, Norgesskolen meant everything to me. As soon as it was over, I thought about next year. I had so many experiences that my “regular” life at home suddenly became… just boring.

Sondre, 17

Norgesskolen for me has been one of the greatest experiences and something I will never forget. I have met friends for life. Even though the people at Norgesskolen are spread all around the world, we keep in touch via internet and I can’t wait to see them again next summer.

Andrine, 15

Three weeks was too short. I had such a fantastic experience that I wish I could have stayed longer. I came to develop my Norwegian, experience Norwegian culture, prepare and eat Norwegian food, try Norwegian outdoor life and of course see the Norwegian world famous serie SKAM!