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Shorter programme

Outdoor Studies

Programme description

Are you passionate about the outdoors?

Come and experience Norway through climbing, sea kayaking, river canoeing, hiking trips – and much more.

A total of some 25 days are spent on trips with a guide. An additional 20 days consist of independent trips, hiking and canoeing – and sleeping outside under the open skies in both known and less known areas of Norway.

The programme is especially suitable for you who plan to build your competence in areas of learning, health and rehabilitation in nature, tourism and education.

Teaching methods

Teacher-led theoretical and practical activities, and individual activities from Monday to Thursday each week, from August to mid-November. Preparation for the exam at the end of November.

Admission requirements

Admission takes place on the basis of Higher Education Entrance Qualification.


The student shall:

- Have knowledge related to current friluftsliv activities. - Have knowledge of safety perspectives for friluftsliv. - Have insight into friluftsliv as a phenomenon, relevant research, the history and traditions of friluftsliv, and the roles and importance of friluftsliv in Norwegian society.


The student shall:

- Have skills in current friluftsliv activities in different categories of nature. - Be able to plan, implement and assess friluftsliv activities for relevant target groups, - Be able to ensure the safety of the actual friluftsliv activities and implement excursions according to the ability principle. - Be able to function as a member of a group and contribute to the group's development

General competency:

The student shall:

- Have insight into the relationship between good personal proficiency, knowledge and reserves of energy, as well as the importance of this for safe friluftsliv - Have insight into the ethical dilemmas associated with the use of nature. - Be able to see knowledge and skills in context, and use the combination of these in practical situations.

Costs: Semester fee and copy fee. No tuition fees for students within EU/EEA/EFTA.

Individual hiking and camping gear are required for hiking and overnighting in the mountains

More information for students with citizenship outside te EU/ EEA and Switzerland: