Halsnøy in Sunnhordland
Sunnhordland folk high school is beautifully situated on the island of Halsnøy, between Bergen and Stavanger on the west coast of Norway.
The island is located in the commune of Kvinnherad, and right to our west is Stord with the town Leirvik. Situated at the entrance to the Hardanger fjord, the landscape around the school/ college is open and luxuriant. High mountains loom in the background to the east, and the open sea, dotted with little islands, stretches out towards the west.
Halsnøy itself has a varied terrain, from a small mountain, to forest, sheep pastures, and beaches. A short walk from the school you will find the ruins of an old monastery, abandoned in the 16.th century.
Travel to Sunnhordland folk high school
It is easy to get to our island from any direction. We have a ferry service to the west, and there are catamaran boats going to Flesland Airport, Bergen and to the centre of Bergen. In addition, there are bus services to both Bergen and Stavanger from the nearby island of Stord.
We also have correspondence with the Haukeli express bus going across the mountain to Oslo. The island is connected to the mainland with an underwater tunnel.
Leisure activities on Halsnøy
Here on the island of Halsnøy there is a swimming pool, a cinema, a tennis court, a sports organisation for several sports, a choir, a brass band, a big band, a bakery shop, a café/pub and several shops.
he scenery is beautiful, with many fine alternatives for walks, and you can fish, swim or canoe amongst small islets and rocks.
Short way to town
If you take the boat from our port Ranavik (2 km from the school), you arrive right in the centre of our nearest town, Leirvik. Here you will find more shops, restaurants, pubs and discos, art galleries, different cultural arrangements, a college for higher education and a students’ milieu. A good alternative when you fancy a change!
On free weekends it is also easy to travel to Bergen, Haugesund or Stavanger.
Living quarters at the school
As a student at Sunnhordland folk high school, you will live in eight living quarters/houses spread on the area. Each house has its own kitchen and sitting room.
The school has 20 double and 54 single rooms.
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