Øyrekka Folk High School
Welcome to Øyrekka folk high school, and to be part of the team that creates a new and sustainable world! We are the newest folk high school in Norway, situated in one of the most extreme enivironments we have: The Norwegian Sea! Mausund is in the middle of the fairway that gave our country it’s name – Norweg – the way to north, which stretches from the North Sea to the Barents Sea. Get to know yourself and the forces of nature which have shaped the country and the people who live here, through thousands of years.
Until our own, brand new campus is completed, we use a newly built, but temporary campus connected to the island’s sports- and swimming facilities.
The school is a so-called liberal folk high school, which mean we do not base our values on a particular faith or belief, but on equality and respect for the individual’s integrity. At our school, you will be close to the development features which have created Norway and the perception of us as a community, by experiencing vocational training, specific challenges and dissemination of knowledge.
It is situated on the island Mausund in Frøya municipality on the coast of Mid-Norway, right in the heart of our country. Mausund is one of the most active fishing villages south of the Lofoten island, and Frøya municipality is characterised by innovation, internalisation and a high level of activity. The archipelago outside of Frøya and Fosen, which we are part of, is the last frontier to the Atlantic Ocean, and westward there is open sea all the way to Northern America.
We use large parts of the archipelago in our education, from the abandoned fishing village Sauøya (Sheep Island), were we can move right into a local community anno 1980 – to the artist’s island Sula, which during recent years has become an attractive destination for Norwegian as well as international artists and culture workers.
We offer nine months of close companionship, friendships that will follow you and experiences that will change you for the rest your life. You will experience a reality your friends never will come close to, meet people leading different lives than you have grown up with, and explore sides of yourself that you hardly knew you had in you.
From our campus we have straight view to the Vingleia - «The windy fairway» - lighthouse, which is situated on one of the outermost islets right on the edge to the grand ocean, and which accommodate 12 people. We use the islet and the lighthouse actively in both our line subjects and our electives.