Barnehage (Norwegian for “children’s garden”) surrounds children with the language and culture of Norway through music, dance, creative play, crafts, games, stories and food. All activities take place in a safe, supportive, fun environment - all in Norwegian! Barnehage is a unique foundational experience for life-long learners of Norwegian. The program is a natural precursor to Skogfjorden, the Norwegian Language Village, a Norwegian language and culture immersion summer camp for young people ages 7 to 18.


Our Barnehage curriculum is based on a series of fun themes that ensure each class builds on the previous one, continually challenging the learner. We emphasize both language and culture as important to children’s broadening world view, and the themes are specifically designed with this in mind. Click here to read about the curriculum themes!

New Location!!

Norway House
913 E. Franklin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55404

Schedule: Fall 2017​

Parent/child class: Tussetroll -- ages 1.5-5
Thursdays, 10:00-11:00am
September 28-December 14 (no class 10/19, 11/23)
Call to register:  1-800-450-2214 (Sara Williams)

Parent/child class: Tussetroll -- ages 1.5-4
Thursdays, 10:00-11:00am
January 25-March 29
No class days: 
Call to register: 1-800-450-2214 (Sara Williams)

Special 4-week term to celebrate Norway's Constitution Day!
Parent/child class -- ages 1.5-4
Aprilg 19-May 10
Call to register: 1-800-450-2214 (Sara Williams)

(See also information about Norge Rundt for 4-11 year olds.)


Call 1-800-450-2214

More Information 

Barnehage preschool program and Norge Rundt (ages 4-11) are offered in partnership with the Norway House and the Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church (Mindekirken) in Minneapolis.

Read an article highlighting the activities at Barnehage.

Read an article featuring Barnehage inViking magazine.