Sports Extreme Australia

Briefly about the line:

  • Outdoor life
  • Basic training
  • Surfing
  • Diving (Padi Open Water)
  • Climbing/rappelling (steep card)
  • Trail cycling and downhill
  • Longboard
  • Skis/boards
  • Parachute and bungee jumping
  • Kiting
  • Solo day and survival trip
  • Safety and risk assessment
  • … and much more


  • Australia and Thailand (4 weeks)
  • Joint trip to Spain and Gibraltar
  • Surf camp in Hoddevik
dykkelappen, Thailand

Extreme sports, challenges and teamwork

Join us for an action-packed year where you push your limits and try everything from ice swimming and survival trips to downhill and skydiving. It's not just about the adrenaline rush, but also about team building and lifelong memories. Throughout the year we spend a lot of time outside in nature, we spend the night in hammocks, have good conversations around the fire and build a strong bond in the class.

We make no requirements for prior knowledge - here it's about pushing your personal boundaries and having fun together. Get ready for a year filled with high pulse and adventures that are sure to give you stories to tell for the rest of your life.

Subject areas

Extreme sports

  • Bicycle, trail/downhill
  • Board and skiing sports
  • Surfing
  • Climbing, abseiling
  • Diving
  • Kite
  • Longboard
  • Parachuting/bungee jumping
  • Ice bath
  • Thai boxing
  • Solo day and survival trip

Basic training and outdoor life

  • Safety and risk assessment
  • Basic training
  • Outdoor life, summer/winter
  • Climbing/Steep card
  • Diving theory (Padi Open Water)

Travel - Australia and Thailand

The class goes on a four-week trip to Australia and Thailand in the spring term.

In Thailand we explore the country from north to south. We visit an orphanage in Chiang Rai, which is one of our aid projects at the school. We try activities such as cycling and bungee jumping in Chiang Mai. We take the PADI diving certificate in southern Thailand and check out the rich marine life.

In Australia we focus on surfing, including a four-day surf camp at Lake Tabourie, and enjoying beach life. While we are in Australia, we will also experience skydiving, a kangaroo safari and a trampoline park. Plans are made for day trips to Sydney, meeting with the indigenous people and time to be together.

Here you can read about the line trip in 2022

Teachers on the line

Ørjan Hillmo Øveraas

Ørjan Hillmo Øveraas is a senior lecturer with a background in physical education and sports science. He has worked for five years at upper secondary school before starting at Bakketun in 2019. Ørjan is a passionate activity enthusiast, and he is motivated by giving young people the opportunity to develop themselves in a number of varied activities.

When you meet Ørjan, you can expect that he will make it possible for you to test your own limits through exciting and challenging activities. He shares his expertise and passion for snowboarding and skiing, trail cycling, climbing and various forms of ball games.

Email: orjano_overaas@hotmail.com


Sebastian Schipper

Sebastian is a trained nature guide and has great expertise in outdoor life and many of the activities that the SEA line has on its schedule. In addition, he is an active fellow with a lot of varied experience; winter expeditions on Hardangervidda, diving, mountain biking, glacier instructor and glacier guide - to name a few.


Ann Sissel Vehus

Ann Sissel has teacher training in science with mathematics and sports, as well as a major in physical education.

Since 2011, Ann Sissel has also been a boarding school leader, and she appreciates creating a good environment for the students outside the classroom. She also shares her own passion for movement through walks and exercise.

With Ann Sissel as your teacher, you can look forward to feeling welcome, supported and encouraged to grow both professionally and personally.

Equipment list

You can borrow this equipment from the school:

  • Climbing equipment
  • Longboard
  • Skateboard
  • Surf skates
  • Bicycle workshop
  • Butter stall
  • Helmet, knee and elbow protection
  • Kite
  • Canoe
  • Wet suits

You must provide this equipment yourself:

  • Backpack (min. 70L)
  • Daypack
  • Sleeping pad
  • Sleeping bag (-15 degrees)
  • Goretex jacket/trousers, intermediate layer clothing
  • Mountain boots, sneakers
  • Headlamp, sunglasses and ski goggles
  • Swimwear and training clothes
  • Mountain bike (recommends good damping)
  • Helmet (and other protective equipment)
  • Hat, gloves, buff
  • Skiing/snowboarding
  • Drinking bottle and travel dining set
  • First aid equipment You can find cheap and well-used equipment at finn.no. The school has an agreement with 20% discount with the local sports shops that are here (Bremseth sport, Navasport and Intersport).


In addition to the main subjects, you also have joint subjects, elective subjects and project subjects. The common subjects is worth its weight in gold for building community and preparing you for life after school. We offer many exciting electives, such as golf, horse riding, photography, the hunting test, the boat driving test and much more. IN project subject you get the opportunity to, among other things, take up subjects, or explore different career paths.

No two weeks are the same, but a typical week might look like this:

Shared every day: Good breakfast + morning meeting (a word for the day, today's news, marking birthdays and other important information).

  • Monday: Room cleaning, Boarding subjects, Housing collection, lunch and line subjects
  • Tuesday: Electives throughout the day
  • Wednesday: Common subjects, lunch and line subjects
  • Thursday: Main courses all day
  • Friday: Line subjects. Boarding laundry the hour before dinner
  • Saturday: Seminar/activity/trip, student evening, Saturday dinner with hot meal


From NOK 144,350


  • Instruction
  • All meals
  • Shared room at the school
  • Joint trip with the whole school to Spain and Gibraltar (incl. 3 meals per day)
  • Study trip to Australia and Thailand (incl. 3 meals per day)
  • Activities on all tours
  • Steep card
  • Parachute jump
  • The diver's patch
  • Trip to Åre
  • Songbook
  • Accident insurance
  • Tours in the local area
  • Free use of student kitchens and special rooms
  • Internet
  • Washing machine

Minimum price for the line: NOK 144,350
The price includes a double room with a bathroom in the hallway.

Read more about our prices and room types here

Loans and Scholarships

For the 2024/2025 school year, you can be paid up to NOK 137,907 from the Lånekassen. 60 per cent of this sum is a loan, 40 per cent is a loan that can be converted into a scholarship when you are approved for your year at folkehøgskole. 

Read more about grants to Folkehøgskole here

Here you can apply for loans and grants


Do you have questions about the bus or the school?

Ørjan Hillmo Øveraas (teacher): orjano_overaas@hotmail.com

School administration: 74 04 91 00 / adm@bakketun.fhs.no

We learned new things every week, from how to ride downhill to master surfing. One of the highlights was the survival tour.

- Amalie Naley Andersen

The whole year was a highlight that I will never forget, and both the academic and social experiences will stay with me for the rest of my life.

- Vera Andreassen Løvold

News from the line

Get to know the scholarship recipients for next year

Mathias from Trondheim will be a scholarship holder at Sport Extreme Australia (SEA) from the autumn.

Sunniva's best tips for a successful folk high school year

Sunniva has attended Sport Extreme for two years (the last year as a scholarship holder), and has some good tips for those who are about to start a folk university.

Australia and Thailand 2023

In March 2023, Sport Extreme was on a 4-week adventure in Australia and Thailand. Here there was, among other things, surfing, diving, kangaroo safaris, parachute jumping and much, much more.

dykkelappen, Thailand

This is how you live at Bakketun

Are you wondering what it's like to live at Folkehøgskole? At Bakketun we have three cozy boarding houses, which are again divided into smaller housing units. 

We are looking forward to getting to know you!