Being in nature is part of the Norwegian experience. At Skogfjorden, our villagers are prepared for any type of weather from their heads down to their toes, not letting a little rain keep us indoors. We take the Norwegian motto “Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær” (there’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing) to heart. Make sure to pack your best rain jacket and boots, and get ready to jump in some puddles and it will only be language that is being absorbed.
As you’re packing your bags, make sure to leave room for 1,000 years worth of experiences. From the Vikings in the middle ages to modern-day politics, and everything in between, Norwegian culture has something for everyone. One day you may be herding your reindeer with the Sami people, the next navigating Ellis Island as a Norwegian immigrant to the United States, and the next selecting the winner of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize. No two days are the same. Norway does not have a one size fits all culture and at Skogfjorden, you get to experience all of it.
Culture’s not just for your mind, it’s for your stomach too. After a day full of simulations and language learning, you’ll need to refuel on the latest tasty creation put together by our talented Norwegian-speaking culinary team. Be it traditional meatballs or the modern kebab, villagers taste all that Norway has to offer.