About Fosen Folk School
CLEVER HANDS, GREEN HEART
At Fosen Folk School you’ll meet students and teachers who yearn for sustainable and organic design and development.
We dare to take the unbeaten path and want to show that it is possible to live well and create a more sustainable society. We are a Green school and follow the rhythm of the seasons in much of what we do.
We have our own wooden boat workshop, our own woods, and run our own organic farm. Here we believe that you can have a lot more fun learning by actively participating and doing things yourself. You’ll learn practical things that’ll help you be more independent, self-reliant, and self-sustaining.
Here, we believe that:
- Everyone can keep growing
- Traditions are worth keeping alive
- Healthy food must be grown sustainably
- Humans and Nature can live and grow together
- Critical reflection will help us achieve these goals
We have room for 68 students, and we think this fits just right!
Politically and Religiously unaffiliated
Fosen Folk High School is an independent school. That means we’re not connected to any religious organisations and believe that everyone deserves to decide that for themselves. We are also politically independent. We want to be freethinkers, open, and prejudice-free.
The school is owned by Fosen Folkehøgskolelag (the Fosen Folk School Association), an open association where earlier students, staff, and others with connections to the school are members.
Fosen Folk School is located in Rissa, on the Fosen Peninsula in Trøndelag, Norway. The school sits snugly between mountain and fjord only an hour’s bus ride from Trondheim.
In Rissa you’ll find a sports store, pharmacy (apothecary), library, gym, doctor and dentist, grocery stores, clothing stores, a barber, a post office, a pub, restaurants, and a well stocked yarn store with a knowledgeable owner, plus much more.
Great hiking, sailing, and paddling opportunities
The school has a great view over the tidal lake, Botn, which has good fishing and sailing opportunities, as well as room for rowing, kayaking, and ice skating in winter.
Just behind the school is a rich forest just waiting to be explored, and the Trondheims-fjord is just a short bike ride away. With surroundings like this everything is in place for getting outdoors, summer and winter.
We have kayaks and wooden boats that can be borrowed, as well as a cabin in the hills and a Sami shelter not too far from the school that can be great places to relax on the weekends.
Fosen is great for getting outside, both by foot and on skis, it’s often called “Norway in Miniature”. If we’re lucky there’s ice for skating on in the winter. We have good fishing on Fosen as well, whether with nets, line, or fly.
Fosen has a low treeline, so even though we’re right beside the fjord there’s only a little way to hike to get that high-mountain-feeling.
You’ll get to experience:
- An inspiring and inclusive community
- Spending a lot of time at the schools workshops, which are always open
- Personal Development
- Amazing teachers, who know more than just what they’ll be teaching
- Three school trips, where the whole school comes
- Wholeness and continuity, for example, together we pick and eat the potatoes that last year’s students planted.
- Eat healthy, good, local, and organic food every day
- Meet people from all over the world. We get numerous international students every year because of our unique selection of classes