The 4000 students at Volda University College add a considerable number to Volda’s 9000 inhabitants as well as constituting an important cultural and economic source for the community.

Volda’s character is due to the special mix of students. Here we find students flying in from all parts of Norway, but more importantly, we have a lot of international students. You could easily say that Volda appears somewhat international, even though it’s a rather small university college located almost at the top of the globe.

Many national organizations and societies have formed local groups in Volda, some primarily for students, others for local people and students alike: political groups, rel­igi­ous groups, sports clubs, charities as well as clubs for various hobbies and activities. Numerous choirs, bands and orchestras enrich the cultural life in Volda. Volda University College has its own choir and symphony orchestra. Every week there are several concerts - pop, rock, jazz - at the student’s union «Rokken».

Campus Volda University College Volda University College.

Volda is situated on one of Norway’s many beautiful fjords and is surrounded by magnificent mountains which offer many opportunities for active outdoor life.

Lisjetinden. Foto: Tone Solhaug.

Skiers will find tracks, ski lifts and downhill courses especially attractive, conditions for wind-surfing, deep-sea fishing and angling are excellent, and the mountains are a haven for hikers and climbers.

The church in Volda The church.

The concluding concert with choir and orchestra takes place in the church.