Øytun offers the most comprehensive outdoor life program of a folk high school. Folk high schools are one-year boarding schools based on the idea of learning for life, not only for occupations and degrees. We offer major subjects in outdoor life within these areas: Flow, Hunting and fishing, Dogmushing, Arctic, Photography, Off piste, Guide. The major subject is combined with 4 of more than 30 electives.
Øytun is the world´s northernmost folk high school. It is located in Alta, the junction of Finnmark and the Samilands area of Norway. Between alpine mountains to the north and the tundra to the south, the landscape also features fjords, peaks, glaciers, and lush valleys.
A school year at Øytun is completely wild. The students experience the flaming aurora borealis in the night sky, relaxation by the campfire, powder snow to your bellybutton, surging water, strong huskies, a polar bear in the distance, steep mountains.
The students live at the campus and enjoy socialising with a hundred other like minded people and make friends for life whilst experiencing new challenges and adventures. All in a fun, safe but testing environment which develops the students individual strengths and leadership, builds their team skills and broadens their knowledge and experience.