What makes a school trip to Norway unique? Students will learn to embrace the wild outdoors learn new skills and enjoy independence like no other trip. During their stay at Hardangerfjord they will learn the basics of self-sufficiency by assembling their own breakfasts and pack lunch for the day before they embark on challenging and exciting adventures in nature.
Raw and rugged, the Hardanger region of Norway features two remarkably contrasting national parks and is an outdoor playground of spectacular beauty. Hike to breath-taking waterfalls and colossal glaciers, canoe on the glacier-carved fjord, climb and zip-line through the lust green forest: an incredibly photogenic and highly popular tourist destination.
As well as extensive leisure time activities, students on a school trip to Norway are able to take advantage of a variety of learning opportunities. Norway offers a range of links to geography curriculum, including the chance to study climate change, ecosystems and more, first hand.
Norway has a long and enthralling history, stretching back into Norse mythology. The characters which populate these ancient legends have enjoyed a resurgence of popularity in recent times, and students are sure to enjoy a trip to the homeland of Thor, Loki and Odin.
As Nordic experts, we pride ourselves on our knowledge of the region at Discover the World Education. This allows us to work with you to ensure that your school trip is fully customised to ensure your learning objectives are met. We will work with you to help you create an itinerary which is educationally relevant, enriching and engaging.
From its craggy coastline which stretches beyond the Arctic Circle, to its expansive countryside of fells, rolling hills, valleys and fertile farmlands, Norway delivers on every level.
The Hordaland region with its numerous islands and fjords is a treasure trove of human achievement, biodiversity and sustainability. Around 20,000 years ago the land was barren ice tundra and as the climate changed flora and fauna began to thrive. Polar explorers Roald Amundsen and Fridtjof Nansen prepared for their expeditions on the Hardangervidda plateau, Europe’s largest eroded plain.
The 120-km long Hardangerfjord is known as the ‘fertile fjord’ thanks to the many apple and cherry orchards which line its hillsides. Whether visiting in the verdant summertime or cooler winter months, our suggested itinerary combines adventure activities with geographical wonders delivering a full, hands-on tour experience.
Norway is home to a fascinating culture of fairy and folk tales. Many of these relate to their physical environment, with place names including Trolltunga (the trolls tongue), Trollistegen (the troll’s road) and Trollveggen. As you explore the country more of the enchanting stories which locals have told for generations will come to light.
The discovery of oil in the North Sea in 1969 completely transformed the Norwegian economy. Now Norway enjoys a well-deserved reputation for being one of the best places to live in the world, along with other Scandinavian countries. The economical models at play are an interesting study in macro-economics.
Why take a school trip to Norway?
Norway is one of the most stunning and geographically diverse locations in the world, with a variety of processes and management techniques to explore. Norway’s progressive stance on sustainability mean that students can experience first hand some of the most cutting-edge strategies when it comes to coastal, glacial, and river management.
The highly developed nature of the tourism industry in Norway not only makes for fascinating study, but also allows students to enjoy learning independence and life skills as well as enjoying varied adventurous activities.
Norway is home to some fascinating arctic animals and plants, which are even found in the Hardangervidda National Park, despite its relatively southern location. The study of this flora and fauna, as well as the study of glacial movements can open up interesting and far-reaching questions about climate change and the impact humans are having on the planet.
Whatever your reasons for embarking upon a school trip to Norway, one thing is certain; your students and teachers will have a trip of a life time, facilitated by knowledgeable experts in Nordic travel. School trips to Norway make it easy to balance leisure activities and learning, and lucky groups might even get the chance to catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights.