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Why Learn Norwegian?

From innovative technology to a history of exploration, learning Norwegian gives you an edge in the world. Whether you are interested in your background or in your future, this unique language will guide you down a path towards success. 


  • Be noticed and take the challenge!  Options for learning Norwegian are limited, and by taking on the challenge, you set yourself apart from the rest. It’s a unique way to show that you are committed to pursue something that distinguishes you.  
  • Connect with nature through the beauty of friluftsliv! To fully grasp the meaning of friluftsliv, a nature-loving lifestyle, you must do it in Norwegian. Do as the Norwegians do by exploring and appreciating nature, regardless of the seasons or type of weather. Enjoying the world in Norwegian helps you enjoy it to the fullest! 
  • Expand on your Norwegian connections. More than a million Norwegians have immigrated to North America over the last 250 years bringing their traditions with them. Whether you have family among them or not, you can connect to a culture that has become embedded in the fabric of countless communities around the United States.  
  • Get a job in the energy industry.  Speaking Norwegian will better position you to get a job with one of Norway’s global energy firms. Norway is both a leading producer of fossil fuels, and at the forefront of renewable energy development and climate change innovation.  
  • Enjoy the arts! From ancient Viking wood carvings and metalwork to the genius of Henrik Ibsen’s “Peer Gynt,” Edvard Grieg’s “Morning Mood,” Edvard Munch’s “The Scream,” Sigrid Undset’s "Kristin Lavransdatter” and Jo Nesbø’s groundbreaking detective series, Norway’s artists lead in many fields. Speaking Norwegian will let you appreciate this cultural treasure as an insider.
  • Explore your world! From the Vikings and Roald Amundsen to the modern day, Norwegians have a history of reaching beyond their borders. Today’s Norwegian explorers and scientists are on the forefront of new discoveries. By learning Norwegian, you can get closer to history in the making.
     

Destination Of The Month

March ~ Preikestolen (The Pulpit Rock)

Pulpit Rock platform (photo credit: TKE)

Preikestolen, located in Rogaland County, is a giant cliffside platform which rises 604 meters (1,981 feet) above Lysefjorden and the views are nothing short of breathtaking! This hike has been completed by all ages and physical abilities, and takes about 3 hours going up, and 2.5 down.  You can either drive your rental car or take a tour bus from Tau that will drop you off and pick you up at the end of the day. If you go by car, there are two short ferry options: Stavanger to Tau or the Lauvvik-Oanes. There is also a nice cafe, gift shop and restrooms at the bottom.  


Comfortable hiking shoes are a must, and I recommend bringing a backpack with plenty of water and snacks, and dress in layers, as the weather can change pretty quickly, even in summertime.


You can check out more exquisite photos of fjords and mountains, and get more information on fjord tours by visiting:  www.fjords.com 

April ~ Trolltunga (The Troll's Tongue)

Trolltunga (photo credit: Asa Eriksen)

Trolltunga is situated in Hordaland County, about 1100 meters (3609 ft.) above sea level, and hovering 700 metres (2296 ft.) above lake Ringedalsvatnet. The view is breathtaking! The hike begins in Skjeggedal and goes through the high mountains and takes 10-12 hours (17 miles round trip); it is a long and demanding hike. The trail is marked the whole way, and along the trail there are signs showing the distance left to Trolltunga. 


This is an expert-level trail and the best time to hike it is from June - September.  You can go it alone, or with a guided tour using one of these highly recommended outdoor adventure companies:  Norwgian Fjords-Western Norway www.fjords.com (see images in the gallery, below), www.trolltunga-active.com  or  www.trolltungaadventures.com.   You can get here by car, Trolltunga shuttle or by taxi.  The cost to park your car for the whole day is roughly $64 in 2018, and the shuttle costs $32 for a round-trip ticket.


And, as mentioned with Preikestolen, comfortable, sturdy hiking shoes/boots are a must, be prepared for changes in weather and bring a backpack with plenty of water and food...it's a LONG day!


You can check out more exquisite photos of fjords and mountains, and get more information on fjord tours by visiting:  www.fjords.com

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