Training with a focus on ball sports. Develop technique, physical strength and endurance and learn to grow as a team player. Try new sports, in- and outdoors. Great facilities!

Joy - community - mastery

Did you never get enough activity and sports at school? Get ready for a year of sporting joy, development and challenges. Sometimes intense effort and dripping sweat. At other times close duels and trembling tension. Sometimes victory, other times loss. But still always a bit of cheer, laughter, well-being and happy smiles.

The sporting focus is on ball sports and versatility. The goal is for you to develop as a person and athlete, and experience the joy of activity, community and mastery. Throughout the year, you will also gain some experience as an instructor, organiser, official and referee.


The form of activity will vary between play, training, games, competitions/matches and tournaments. We will also have some joint activity with other majors when it is natural.

Study trip to Barcelona

In February we pack our bags and travel south to Barcelona as a break from short days in Norway with good outdoor training conditions, city life, community and a football match at Camp Nou.

Main activities in this major: 

  • Beach volleyball
  • Volleyball
  • Padel tennis
  • Basic workouts
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Tennis
  • Floorball

Other activities you get to try:

  • Curling
  • Golf
  • Paintball
  • Badminton
  • Disc golf
  • Ice hockey
  • Squash
Bjarte Grøteide

Contact person: Bjarte Grøteide
Bjarte is an active and social type with a taste for both sports and outdoor activities. He will not be a teacher for this major, but knows what there is to know about it. If you have any questions, just get in touch.

 +47 41 10 38 41


To be able to participate at the course, you need some equipment, but you will come a long way with regular training clothes and some hiking equipment. You will find a complete list of equipment here.


29.000,- NOK including trips and lessons - also the trip to Barcelona.

To get an overview of what your year at Nordvestlandet folkehøgskole will cost in total, visit our price calculator and the economy page.

Great facilities and beautiful scenery

Norvestlandet folkehøgskole can offer you great facilities for sports, training and activities. Large gymnasium, sports hall, stadium, sand volleyball courts, 18-hole Frisbee golf course, various training rooms,  obstacle course, climbing wall, bouldering room, boats, kayaks and canoes. The  idyllic area around the school offers forest trails, mountains and sea. Within a short radius from the school you can also encounter some of the  rawest and most beautiful nature to be found in Northern Europe.

Skiing week in Oppdal

In February the whole school will travel to the Oppdal ski resort. We are gonna live in cabins at IMI-Stølen which has a lot of good facilities and cozy rooms!

Here we will have a good time skiing and relaxing in the cabins afterwards. A lot of proficient instructors will accompany us and you will get lessons that suit your skiing level. We offer classes in alpine and telemark skiing as well as snowboarding and cross country skiing.

Your major at Nordvestlandet folkehøgskole will be taught three days of the week. In addition you can choose electives for the remaining two days. Read more about our electives here.