Classes and activities

The Norwegian language classes

 

There are Norwegian language classes every day from 09.15am to 11.30am. In addition, there are optional language classes in the evening from 6pm to 7pm.

The students are primarily taught the Norwegian language, but culture, history and social aspects are also vital parts of the curriculum.

Students will also learn about the Sami culture. The Sami people are indigenous inhabitants of Northern Europe, spanning Finland, Sweden, Norway as well as Russia. They uphold traditional lifestyles including fishing, trapping, and herding, especially reindeer. Some Sami words are used in everyday Norwegian and our student will learn more about this. 

We adjust the teaching to the student’s individual level so that they feel comfortable, yet challenged.

Please remember that the students will get to practice their Norwegian through all the activities they take part in.

Attending Norgesskolen should be interesting and fun. Our teachers are experienced, and focus on creating a good learning environment with varied 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!

  • MUNCH museum

From a 1950s building in Tøyen to a modern museum by Oslo’s waterfront: MUNCH opened 22 October 2021, tailor-made for great art experiences. The unique legacy of Edvard Munch finally has the place it deserves.

Visitors to the new museum will always be able to experience the highlights of Edvard Munch’s artistic career, alongside temporary exhibitions of work by other artists, says MUNCH director Stein Olav Henrichsen.

We will visit MUNCH - and even see the largest paintings he ever created! 

  • 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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