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Classes and activities

Norwegian language classes

At Norgesskolen, Norwegian language classes are held daily from 9am to 11.30am, with optional evening classes from 6pm to 7pm.

While the primary focus is on teaching the Norwegina language, our curriculum also covers culture, history, and social aspects. Students will gain a well-rounded understanding of these areas.

An important part of our curriculum is learning about the Sami culture. The Sami are the indigenous people of Northern Europe, including Finland, Sweden, Norway, and Russia. They maintain traditional lifestyles such as fishing, trapping, and especially reindeer herding. Students will also learn about the influence of Sami language on everyday Norwegian.

Our teaching approach is tailored to each student's individual level, ensuring they feel comfortable yet challenged. Through a variety of activities, students will have ample opportunities to practice their Norwegian in real-life situations.

Attending Norgesskolen is designed to be both interesting and fun. Our experienced teachers focus on creating a positive learning environment with diverse teaching methods.


Activities at Norgesskolen Winter

The snowy landscape makes an ideal winter paradise for outdoor winter activities. Traditionally people of all ages head to the forest and mountains to enjoy the snow. At Norgesskolen you will experience many fun outdoor activities.

  • Sledding

We will get our sleds at Frognerseteren and sled down the hill in Korketrekkeren. Korketrekkeren is Oslo's most popular toboggan run that starts at Frognerseteren and ends at Midtstuen metro station. From here we will take the metro back to the top and sled down - over and over again. We promise lots of fun in this 2,000 metres long hill, with an elevation drop of 255 metres. One non-stop ride takes 8–10 minutes.


  • Cross-country skiing

The Oslomarka forest area is quite hilly and some of the tracks are not the best for beginners. We will split into two groups depending on the group's skiing experience - one longer and one shorter route. Both groups will stop at one of the 44 picturesque cabins in the surrounding forest. We will enjoy hot chocolate and homemade pastries.

  • Ski jumping

The very first ski jumping competition in Holmenkollen took place in 1892 in front of a crowd of 12,000 people. For the first few years the ski jump was simply a natural hill with a takeoff ramp

built from snow and twigs. As the 1900s progressed and the sport became ever more popular, the inrun, where the skiers start their descent, was gradually built taller with wooden scaffolding that allowed skiers to jump even further.

Kollenhopp, Norway's largest jumping and combined team, will prepare a day for us to try out ski jumping. They supply everything needed for this activity, so we can show up in our warm clothes ready for an exciting day!

  • The National Museum

On 11 June 2022, the new National Museum opened in Oslo. The new museum has a permanent exhibition of about 6 500 objects. Design, arts and crafts, fine art as well as contemporary art will be exhibited alongside each other. As such, the permanent exhibition highlights interesting connections between different collections that previously have been on show at three different museums. Additionally, audiences will be able to see the most famous paintings by the Norwegian painter Edvard Munch, including The Scream (1893) and Madonna (1894).

  • Ice skating

Skating is an accessible and fun way to experience the joys of Norwegian winter. If the lakes freeze over, it is possible to go skating in the Oslo forests. The ice must be at least 10 cm (4 inches) thick in order to be safe for ice skating. To be sure we are safe we will use one of several ice skating rinks in Oslo. We will visit Frogner Stadium, right next to Vigeland Park.

All our winter activities are weather dependent. But not to worry, we have our “backpack full” of options! 

Safety measures will be in place for all winter activities (i.e. helmets, equipment and qualified instructors). Participants will be required to wear helmets for activities such as sledding in Korketrekkeren, ski jumping and ice skating. 

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