At Fosen Folk School you will meet students and teachers who yearn for a sustainable and organic world.

Fosen Folk School dares to take it's own road, and want to see that it continues to live and at the same time be responsible for a more sustainable community. We have a green profile and follow the year's rhythm as much as we can.

We have our own wooden boat buildery, our own forest, and our own organic farm. Here you learn a lot of exciting things by sharing word and by doing it yourself: Practical knowledge in order to live a more self-supporting, self-helping, and sustainable life.

It is because of this we say: "Fosen Folk High School is more than a school." It is because of this that we dare to call ourselves "Norway's Organic Folk High School."

We want students with unique opinions, interests, wishes, and dreams. We want new thoughts, and ideas, openness, and to be unprejudiced.

Political and Religious indepedence

Fosen Folk School is a spirited school that is not related to any religious and think that simple folk deserve to be free from such questions. Furthermore we are politically independent. The school is owned by "Fosen Folkehøgskolelag," which is how we can keep Fosen self-supporting.

School employees


Arnhild Finne


Arnhild is a freshly baked principal here at Fosen Folk High School! She is always happy, both as a person and as a leader. She has a soild pedagogical background from NTNU. She is an avowed flyfisher and a crackerjack at sewing. And in the past she's been a DJ. Arnhild keeps an open door for students to talk about things big and small.


Rune Alsvik


Rune is an educated refridgerator mechanic and has a big interest in computers and fixing all that is possible. Therefore he gets to do the most of it. His car stays at home while he cycles the twenty kilometers to his job at Fosen. Just make sure you don't shot him while moose hunting together.


Turid Sve


Turid keeps all the money in order. She loves to travel and will always help you with any economics, like your student account or if you need to buy a marker from her!


Eli Foss Hermstad

Office worker and House Mother

Eli is the one that oversees the office and the one you ask about practical matters. Eli also plays the roll of house mother around the school. She takes care of room assignments, and students that are sick or having a difficult time. You can also find her in the Ceramics workshop or with a pen and a sketchbook.


Kenneth Bjørkli

Tiny House Construction Teacher

Kenneth has many pursuits. He is on trips, fishes, sets fishing nets, grows vegetables and keeps ducks, sails, and makes children. He works wood, with and without electricity. He enjoys house building in the old style. Edible plants from the forest are food for him and his family.


Malte Krogh

Boat Building Teacher

Malt is driven by everything that is of wood; boats, cabinets, oars and houses. He is originally from Denmark and has grown up in a family that is fond of sailing. Not so strange that this guy thrives out, both in the boat, in his own forest with a chainsaw or on the air trip with the dog Tamock. By the way, Malte is also reasonably good at congas.


Kjetil Sildnes

Sailing teacher

Kjetil always has good wind in the sails. He is high and low and has a playful attitude to being outside and life in general. Kjetil is mostly positive, and is the master of extracting the potential of others around them. Love to be out in all kinds of weather and rarely "tilted by the stick" (read: mast).


Grethe Garvik

Handwork and Design Teacher

Grethe is innovative, but at the same time loves old-style handwork. Presumably she is related to Askeladden, as she sees benefits and possibilities in everything, and thrives when she gets to be out in nature to get materials and inspiration. She recieved a craft teacher's education from Rauland University College. Grethe is from Bergen and happily beats a juicy reply. (Revise)


Anton Van Genugten

Agriculture Teacher

Anton gets most things to germinate and grow. He is tall and calm, combining farming with acrobatics. He's from the Netherlands and goes about in wooden clogs.


Cristian Høie

Farm manager

Christian is the boss at Nøst, the school's organic farm. Christian works and burns that the farm will be further developed and that our animals will be well. He has a deep interest in cooking and a clever humor that often bubbles up to the surface. He makes people laugh and thrive.


Lena Lisdotter Børjesson


Lena has been with the school for a long time, and still keeps Swedish as her mother tounge- addmitedly with a little "Norwedish" inbetween. She has worked with both leather tanning in Mongolia and with Massi people in Kenya. She has sailed both in the Black Sea and around the Northern Cape of Norway. She navigates the viking way with a suncompass in her hand. Her three favorite things are ice cream, ice cream, and ice cream.


Lillian Fremo


Lillian ensures everything is clean, organized, and tidy around us. She loves people and animals, and cleans up after you with a smile!


Gerd Eva”Gebba” Rønning


Gerd Eva is a lady with many iron in the fire, - she has a used store, cafe and own ski lift on Fosen (!). She has a great sense of reuse, and her specialty is textile and re-design. Otherwise, she loves to be out in the nature, or on the road with her Harley Davidson.


Evelyn Dahle


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Ann Freidis Volden


Ann Freidis has much experience with youths and food, and ensures that all get both enough and good food. She makes dangerously good cakes, speaks hardcore Trøndersk, and thinks big whisks are a little funny.


Renate Sæther


Renate makes food for all of Fosen Folk High School. She makes live and work in the kitchen with Ann-Freidis. Renate is an obvious choice for the staff soccer team, with a sliding tackle you will never forget.


Runa Bergflødt Søilen

assistent kitchen


Mads Olsen

apprentice cook


Aage Arnold Haugan

teacher assistant boatbuilding


Eini Wahl

teacher assistant hand work and design


Erik Alfastsen

teacher assistant boatbuilding

Our teaching assistants are high and low in school. They contribute their knowledge on different lines and are important pieces in the machinery here at school.

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