Haugaland (Haugesund, Karmøy, Tysvær) is a region with a rich history dating back to Viking times. As with the Vikings, seafaring and trade symbolise this coastal region. The plentiful shoals of herring along the coastline allowed this area to develop as an important hub for fish export and, later, as Norway’s leading shipbuilding and maritime center. Today the region is the home of international companies within maritime industry and technology.

The school was first located in Haugesund and in 2019 moved over the bridge, to the island of Karmøy.  We purchased our building from the kommune in 2021 and have big plans to establish roots here on Torvastad– we remodeled the 1975 building which houses our PYP, built a playground, ballcourt and grill hut in our outdoor spaces.  In Winter of 2023 we constructed a brand new building that has classroom spaces for our MYP classes, a school kitchen, library, science lab and art room.  

The area is surrounded with mountains in the east and the North Sea coming in from west. There are great opportunities to enjoy the clean and fresh costal nature. The region has a wide range of cultural activities, such as theater and music festivals, and modern arenas for indoor sports. The countryside is very popular for both outdoor sports and hiking.