We are a folk high school located in Finnmark, the northern most region of Norway. The folk high school lasts one year and has the goal to teach the students applicable life skills. You will get to know yourself better as well as the other students and teachers here. At the same time, you will have the opportunity to emerge yourself in classes you find interesting.
As a student, you can choose one of our six main subjects. In addition, you can choose between a number of electives and you will have some mandatory classes that all students must attend. In the mandatory classes you will learn a lot about what makes the Finnmark and the Barents region special. Some of the covered topics include the Sami culture and its traditions. You can read more about our main subjects from the menu on our website. If you know a little Norwegian and are fluent in English, you can choose from any of the main subjects, but if you don’t know any Norwegian and have difficulties with English, we recommend that you choose the Norwegian Language and Culture class as your main subject. Please contact the school if you are unsure about which main subject to choose.
When you come to Pasvik, you will experience beautiful nature and breath-taking wilderness. The climate here is typical of areas in the Arctic Circle, and the winter lasts from November until May with a temperature ranging from around 15 to -40 degrees Celsius. You will have many wonderful and unique nature encounters throughout the year at the school. For many, the fantastic Northern Lights that often appear in the sky will make a strong impression.
The school lies 40 kilometers from Kirkenes, which is a small town where you can find different shops and service providers. The school arranges weekly trips to Kirkenes for a small fee. We are a small school with 60 available spots. Our students come from all over Norway. We also have around 10-12 foreign students every year. As a student at the folk high school you will live in dorms with the other students. At Pasvik Folk High School we have 5 dormitories with rooms for 12 students each. You can choose between living in a single or a double room. Our dorms are modern and all have Wi-Fi.
A year at Pasvik Folk High School ranges from NOK 94 000,- to 103 000,- depending on which main subject you select. The costs include room and board, school trips and other school related expenses. You will need addition pocket money. Contact the school if you want any additional information concerning the prices and other practical relations. We hope to welcome you to a fabulous school year!