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Norwegian Residential Language Village

Hei! Norway is at the top of the world, in many ways! In the tradition of Norway’s great explorers, join us at Skogfjorden, our Norwegian language immersion camp, to find out how and why.

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Norwegian Residential Language Village

Why Norwegian?

<p>Raising the flags marks the start of the day at <i>Skogfjorden</i>.</p>

Raising the flags marks the start of the day at Skogfjorden.

Why Norwegian?

From innovative technology to a history of exploration, learning Norwegian gives you an edge in the world. Whether you are interested in your background or in your future, this unique language will guide you down a path towards success. Tens of thousands of people have chosen to learn Norwegian at Skogfjorden, and you can, too. Click here to see the benefits of learning Norwegian.

Learn the Language

<p>Language immersion disguised as summer camp.</p>

Language immersion disguised as summer camp.

Learn the Language

At Skogfjorden, we are prepared to teach you Norwegian language whether you are a first-time learner or an advanced speaker. Our expert staff with the assistance of a thorough curriculum is able to design challenging programs and lessons for children, families, and adults at all ages and language levels. Check out the different kinds of sessions we offer here.

Experience the Culture

<p><i>Skål </i>to learning about new and different cultures!</p>

Skål to learning about new and different cultures!

Experience the Culture

Cultural connections make language learning stronger. Whether by exploring the outdoors on a walk in the woods, simulating Viking life, or dining on elegant Norwegian cuisine, Norway’s culture infuses every aspect of the days at Skogfjorden. Explore other ways we integrate Norwegian culture into your villager’s experience.

Have Fun

<p>So many fun activities will keep you smiling ear to ear!</p>

So many fun activities will keep you smiling ear to ear!

Have Fun

At Skogfjorden, we are all about having fun and we give you the tools to make it happen. The Norwegian Language Village offers a wide variety of engaging activities and the opportunity to make strong connections while exploring our authentic site. For more information on the uniquely fun options and about our little slice of Norway, click here.

Our Promise

<p>The <i>Skogfjorden </i>community is large and welcoming.</p>

The Skogfjorden community is large and welcoming.

Our Promise

Skogfjorden is the ideal place to prepare for responsible and courageous global citizenship which is enacted through the Skogfjordenløftet (Skogfjorden’s village promise). It’s all about living every day in every way as peacemakers—peacemakers who build bridges with Norway in a place where we all feel at home and flourish. Together, we live, breathe and sing Skogfjordenløftet! Read it here in both Norwegian and English.


<p>Every villager deserves a summer of all things <i>norsk</i>!</p>

Every villager deserves a summer of all things norsk!


Need-based scholarships are available for Norwegian summer youth immersion sessions through the Passport Fund. Scholarships are based on a family’s adjusted gross income, number of dependents, and the length of the session.

Additionally, the Minnesota Office of Higher Education offers a $1,000 stipend for Minnesota students who qualify for free or reduced lunch at school. Additional information is available here.

Language Specific Scholarship Opportunities:

There is a wide array of scholarships available to families wishing to send villagers to Skogfjorden. We have our Skogfjorden Journey Scholarships to support longevity in the program as well as cultural organizations that are big supporters of Norwegian language and culture programs. Click here to learn more.


Day Camps

Family Weeks & Weekends

Unplug from the bustle of your regular life and spend quality vacation time relaxing and laughing in another language with your family. ​

- Norwegian Family Fun Weekends and Family Weeks

Meet the Staff

Our staff is proficient in Norsk. They all share a talent for combining Norwegian-only conversation with gestures, songs, skits and activities to make you feel at home, have fun, meet new friends and learn new Norwegian words and phrases.

Our counselors from the United States join native Norwegian speakers to engage with villagers and share experiences using vocabulary repetition and gestures to increase understanding and retention.

Why Learn Norwegian?

There are so many reasons to learn Norwegian! Because you have a spirit of adventure! Because that’s the language and culture of the Vikings, Arctic explorer and statesman Fridtjof Nansen, prime minister Gro Harlem Brundtland, chess master Magnus Carlson (and because you want to know what the fox says på norsk).

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