About the school

The School is located at Dvergsnestangen, on grounds of Kristiansand Feriesenter, quiet surroundings with the ocean on three sides. The school has many exciting courses and it offers beautiful apartments, cottages and rooms in the motel with their own private bathrooms - all at the same place. Food is a small chapter in itself, everything is made from scratch, and we believe our meals keep hotel standards. As a student at Kristiansand Folkehøyskole you can enjoy staying by the seaside while still being close to the city of Kristiansand.


The school we have a very high standard on our living units. You can choose between double or single rooms at the dormitory or share an apartment with other students. Double rooms are in apartments (2 bedrooms per apartment) and they are with normal living and kitchen areas with basic equipment. 5 of the apartments have also a large loft which can each accommodate 6 students. Single rooms are in the Motel (with private bathroom) or in motel cabins (2 bedrooms, shared bathroom and living room) At the Motel, there are 2 shared kitchens you may use if necessary. 

  • The list of who stays where, is not published before you arrive at the school.
  • There is not very much room for clothing in the cabinets. Feel free to bring bed rollers to use for storage under the bed.
  • Bring linen, towels and toiletries.
  • The school has the necessary equipment for washing common areas and individual rooms.
  • We have laundry facilities for use by students. Bring detergents to wash your own clothes, and preferably a clothes horse

The buildings at Kristiansand Folkehøyskole are owned by Kristiansand Feriesenter (please visit their website for info). Caretaker, property manager and teachers have the right to access the rooms as part of controlling the equipment and overall cleanliness.

Movie from the area

After school and on weekends, you as a student have access to the school's various rooms and facilities:

  • Cozy outside area with picnic tables, grills and a small outdoor stage
  • 3 beach volleyball courts, fenced-in soccer field, small weight room and an inside field for ball games.
  • Great area for swimming in the ocean with diving board and a beautiful little beach.
  • We have several small outboard boats and smaller sailing boats that are available outside class hours. We also have windsurf boards, hobiecats, dinghies, Colin Archers, canoes, kayaks, climbing gear, rafting rafts, tents as well as great locations for diving.

Getting there:

  • By train to Kristiansand (from Stavanger or Oslo) and local bus to Dvergsneskrysset
  • By boat to Kristiansand (from Denmark) and local bus to Dvergsneskrysset.
  • By air to Kjevik (from several locations in Norway) and local bus to Dvergsneskrysset.
  • By car, search for "Kristiansand Feriesenter Dvergsnestangen" on Google Maps
  • The closest bus stop is called Dvergsneskrysset, bus number 17 and 18. The bus stop is 2 kilometers from the school

Admission criteria:

The school is for 18 years old and up.
You may apply for the next schoolyear from October 1st, and your application will be processed consecutively.
The first part of processing starts February 1st, which may mean that no one will get confirmed before that. We need information when there are conditions requiring special arrangements.
Please contact the school if you are unsure.


School year 2020/21 wrap-up:

School starts August 23rd. 2020 og last schoolday is May 15th. 2021

Autumn break is week 40

Christmas and new year break is from December 17th. to January 7th.

Winter break is in week 8

Spring break is from March 25. until April 7.  

NB! This may be subject to changes

Kristiansand is a popular town for students with many good facilities for training, activities and outdoor life.
The city offers music, theater and concerts. There is a variety of churches and denominations, several educational institutions like the University of Agder, Media Academy Gimlekollen and Ansgar Theological College.
All the courses at the school will benefit from the many things Kristiansand has to offer.

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