Facts about the student hostel at Finnfjordbotn School

The school and the hostel are situated in beautiful surroundings in the middle of Troms County in Northern Norway. The school lies 5 kilometres from the town of Finnsnes, the trading centre of the area. The closest airport is Snowman International Airport in Bardufoss – 40 kilometres from the school. The second nearest airport is in Tromsø- the county capital. There are several daily connections via the express boat “Hurtigbåten” to both Harstad in the south and to Tromsø as well as good bus connections. There are good buss connections between Finnsnes and Finnfjordbotn.

The student hostel is connected physically to the school building. And students living in the hostel can get to the school without having to go outside. The hostel has 80 single rooms of 12 m2 . The rooms in each of the six corridors share toilets and showers. There is a sink and mirror in each room and the rooms are furnished with a bed, a desk, shelves, armchair, table and closet.

All rooms have free internet broadband access and cable tv access. Students must have tv themselves. All students share a living room with television. The students in the hostel have also access to the school facilities in the afternoons and evenings such as the gym, film room, dancing room, sauna, library and music room.

Students are responsible for keeping their rooms tidy and clean. In addition, students in each corridor share the responsibility of hoovering and cleaning their corridor.

The students have also access to washing machines and tumble-driers.

Meals are served three times per day five days a week. Students have the possibility of making a packed lunch if they want to eat outside the set meal times.

Close to the school and the hostel, there is an indoor football pitch. The hostel rents this two times a week.

There is also a floodlit cross country ski track by the school. And the area is very good for hiking in the woods and mountains. A couple of kilometers from the school you find a downhill skiing slope.

For students living far from home and that are not able to go home in the weekends, the hostel has a small kitchen with fridge, freezer, micro wave and a stove. Students must organize their own food in the weekends.

The student hostel has wardens working there day and night.

The hostel works to create a good living environment for the students and have many activities: Before Christmas they bake Christmas cookies and build gingerbread houses. They also have a traditional Christmas party. They all go to the swimming pool ”Polarbadet” in the autumn and in the spring they go bowling and have a barbeque.

Together with the school, the hostel arranges a theatre workshop in the autumn.

Application deadline for a room in the student hostel is 1 st May.

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