Welcome to an amazing year!

The program for those who want an exciting and different year with new friends and experiences. A good transition to adulthood in your own home and workplace.
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Physical activity 

Here at Valdres Folkehøgskole, we want to help you develop new sides of yourself in a community of young people, with focus on activities involving nature. Therefore, it’s great if you enjoy being outdoors both in summer and winter.

You will
get to
  • Outdoor Life
  • Sports
  • Cooking
  • Cleaning
  • Arts and crafts
  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Knitting
  • Music
  • Laundry
  • Personal finance
  • Personal hygiene
  • Social media
  • Swimming
  • Skiing
  • Horseback riding
  • Campfire vibes
  • Mountain hiking
  • Cycling
  • Canoeing


This year, you will make new friends, face new challenges and participate in electives together with the other students at the school.

You will become part of a large social community, which will give you confidence and improve your social skills.

You will also be assigned to a plus class and have buddies among the other students.

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I can guarantee that you will enter a fantastic and formative environment where you will be loved and cherished. Feeling safe and like you belong are essential in order to thrive, learn and develop as a person. Together, our team has the interdisciplinary expertise needed to create one of the best and most important years in our students' lives. We look forward to spending the next year with you!

Inger, Team Leader of the Active Class

Inger Rindal

Social Educator
Knut Alfred

Knut has a bachelor’s degree in Social Education. He used to be a student and research fellow at Valdres Folkehøgskole. He also has experience as a substitute working in homes for youth with disabilities.


Maja has a bachelor's degree in Outdoor Life, and has completed a practical pedagogical education. She also has experience as a social worker.


Inger Rindal has a degree in teaching with additional qualifications and has been employed as a team leader since 2009. She also has experience from other folk high schools as a boarding director, inspector and subject teacher. She has attended several courses in dialogue-based learning.

Social Worker

Ingrid has a bachelor’s degree in Social Work and a one year program in outdoor life. She used to be a student and research fellow at Valdres Folkehøgskole. She also has experience from Tanzania with the reintegration of children into families after living in orphanages.


Pål is a trained physiotherapist and manual therapist. The school has a separate agreement for our students with regard to treatment and training.

Our entire staff has been trained by Terje Wårheim. We always strive to do our very best for our students. Terje has worked within the specialist health services with learning environments and accessibility for children and adolescents. He has a master’s degree in child protection and welfare, and teaches counselling and user participation. During our course, we were taught social skills training, anger control training and moral reasoning training. 


This will be your home.

We have comfortable and newly renovated dormitories. The rooms are soundproofed, so you can sleep well. We provide a pleasant living room and kitchen, as well as easy access to the shower, toilet and laundry room. The dormitory is located right next to the main building and the dining hall. We promise you will feel at home here!

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Welcome to an amazing year!

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