Velkommen til Skogfjorden! You will feel like you’re in Norway while spending time in the culturally authentic buildings looking down upon your own local fjord.

Exercising your Norwegian language skills–whether beginner or advanced–is central to our programs. The staff is eager to help you improve your pronunciation, expand your vocabulary and learn new conversational skills. No matter how much or how little Norwegian you know when you arrive, we will work with you to make sure your skills have grown by leaps and bounds before the session is over. Dynamic presentations about literature, music, history and Vikings, fun activities and time to explore the woods enrich your Skogfjorden experience.

While these programs are tailored to the needs and preferences of adults, participants still enjoy authentic current-day Norwegian meals, adult-friendly schedules and a supportive community. Welcome to Skogfjorden for adults! We can’t wait to meet you.

Meet the Program Leader

Kari Berit has been leading the Norwegian Adult programs since 1990. She graduated from St. Olaf College with majors in Norwegian and Psychology and received a Masters degree in continuing and vocational education from the University of Madison, Madison, Wis. She studied at the University of Oslo, taught at Sons of Norway's "Camp Norway" in Sandane, Norway and has led several groups in trips to Norway. Kari Berit makes her home in Bnger, Norway, north of Oslo.