You’re sitting in front of a bonfire, surrounded by those who have become your best hiking friends and perhaps friends for life. Tired after a day full of adventures, it’s best to just lean back, watch the stars and sometimes the nothern lights. You can look forward to new adventures with the group throughout the year. Explore the extraordinary Norwegian nature on the west coast, explore your own potential and experience what happens in a group outdoors.
This course offers a lot of different outdoor activities like hiking in stunning mountain areas, kayaking and canoeing in the Norwegian fjords, skiing, kiting, making food on a fire, a first aid course and a lot more. We will focus on using the natural surroundings of the north west coast. There is no point in spending time and money travelling far, when we live right in the middle of the most beautiful nature Norway has to offer. We will also focus on group dynamics, with teambuilding and discussions. You will get the training you need to do the activities you love, and you don’t need any former experience. You will need some equipment to stay warm, comfortable and safe, but the school can help you.
Taste of explore
This course is one of the 10 main courses provided at Høgtun and runs normally from Wednesday after lunch through to the rest of the week. As an international student, you will have to take the Learning Norwegian course as well. You will normally have Learning Norwegian before lunch Monday through Wednesday. After lunch Monday and Tuesday you get to choose optional subjects described in the courses and trips section.
Some main courses have their own trips with the class in addition to this. (Horse, Powder, Bootcamp, Creative and Fotball).
These trips are mandatory (and included in the price given for that course).
Other classes have one of the 6 November trips as a part of class. (e.g Alpine adventure – Spain have the climping in Spain trip as a part of the main course.) This means that the Climbing Spain trip is recommended as a November choice for this class. But it is not mandatory. Students in this class could select one of the other November trips if they want to. The price for the November trips is given on the presentation page for that trip, and is not included in any main course price.
The learning Norwegian plus course have Norway as recommended trip, but you select whatever you want.
Outdoor Explore have Kenya og South Amerika as recommended trips, but you select whatever you want.
(obviously you can not follow both recommendations)
You will need basic equipment such as a sleeping bag and sleeping surface. It is recommended that students also acquire mountain skis, however the school can help provide some of the needed equipment.