Norway`s Organic Folk School

Self sufficiency

Skills to manage yourself. It takes time. Here you will have time, a good teacher and an inspiring community. The globe needs you who want to learn the basics.


You get to learn to sail, and navigate inbetween rocks and cliff faces, and to be crafty and sportsmanly by working together to sail over the sea. As well as carry a thousand year tradition forward the the next generation.

Tiny houses constuction

That many people build bigger and bigger houses is a problem for a world of limited space and resources. With this line we want to be a countermeasure for overuse and waste.

Organic Farming

At Fosen Folkehøgskole we have our own farm. We grow potatoes and vegetables, herbs, grains and grass.

Hand work and Design

Wool and leather from our own Villsau sheep, plants to color our hand-spun yarn, and willows to weave into baskets to carry it all in. Our hands and ideas are what make the whole process work, from raw materials to finished products.


Turn a tree standing in the forest into a boat bloating across the waves. The journey begins with working in the forest to collect our wood, and ends with our own handmade boat.

Viking Craft and Sailing

Are you fascinated by the vikings? Do you find yourself spinning yarn, or blacksmithing, or do you want to know how to do that?

Our goals are:

  • To have people grow into adults
  • To keep old traditons alive
  • To make healthy food with sustainability in mind
  • To work as a community without exhausting people or nature
  • To stimulate critical reflection


Good reasons to choose Fosen Folk School

  • Skills, you can learn to prepare yourself you anything nature can throw at you.
  • Wholeness and context. For example we learn to build a boat so we can take the fish from the ocean.
  • Lots of working inbetween the lines.
  • 3 whole school trips to involve everyone.
  • You will meet many students from other countries, and you will probably be one of them, who have all come together at Fosen because of our unique courses offered. Which can mean much to you later when you have friends from around the world when you want to travel!
  • Wonderful teachers who have more than just one skill.
  • The food. It is healthy, good, local, and organic. Our chefs are just the best, and the kitchen holds Norway's highest certification of organic food preparation: the Debio Gold Mark.


Ready for a year at Fosen? Apply for school today!

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