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 to itself, everything is made from scratch, and we believe our meals keeps hotel standards. As a student at Kristiansand Folkehøyskole you can both enjoy to staying by the seaside while still being close to the city.


The school has very good standard on their living units. You can choose between double or single rooms at the dormitory or to 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, so those will accomodate 6 students unit. Single rooms are in the motel (with private bathroom) or in motel cabins (2 bedrooms and shared bathroom and livingroom) At the motel, there are 2 shared kitchens you may use if necessary. It is not allowed to put nails in the walls, and there is limited storage. Other then that, there are shared attics where you can keep things in, and one closet per person.

  • Layout: the list is not published until school starts.
  • There is not very much room for clothing in the lockers. Feel free to bring bedrollers to store under the bed.
  • Bring linen, towels and toiletries.
  • The school has the neccesary 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 clotheshorse

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 hava access to the school's various rooms and facilities:

  • Cozy outside arean 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 motor boats and sail boats that are available outside class hours: surfboards / hobie cats / dinghies / colinarchers / canoes / kayaks / surfboards and great locations for diving.
  • 20 kayaks, climbing gear, 5 rafting rafts, tents etc.

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 from October 1st 2016, and your application will be processed consecutively.
The first 1st part of processing starts February 1st 2017, this may mean that no one will get confirmed before that. We need evidence when there are conditions requiring special arrangements. Please contact the school if you are unsure.

School year 2017/2018 wrap-up:

  • School starts Sunday August 20th 2017
  • Finishes Saturday May 13th 2018
  • Autumn holiday is week 40, last day of school before Christmas is Friday December 15th 2017.
  • First day of school in 2018 is Wednesday January 3rd (be mindful of change)
  • Winter holiday is week 8 in 2018

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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