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Student life in Nesna

Nesna is a village on the tip of a peninsula that extends into the open sea at the Helgeland coast. With the mountain behind you, you are surrounded by the sea on all other sides. Ringed by three islands and stunning coastal scenery, it offers many possibilities for those who enjoy the outdoors.

2016-04-1411:40 Line Johansen

Welcome to Nesna!

Nesna is not big, but it has a big heart. Many of the 1900 inhabitants come from different parts of the world, aound thirty nationalities are represented in the Nesna community. In addition students from all over Norway, plus a few internationals, come here to study. In Nesna you have the campus, housing, shops and everything you need within walking distance. There are many cultural and social associations, and sport clubs in Nesna which makes it easy to fill your spare time with fun and meaningful activities.

The university town NESNA

Nesna has hosted teacher education programmes for almost a houndred years. The campus has a tradition for specialization in music, arts and culture. The students have always put their strong mark on Nesna, and the student life here is still vibrant.

Sports, recreation and leisure

You have many choises and opportunities within sports and leasure in Nesna. Students who want to borrow equipment or facilities for various activities can contact student councellor Truls Dahl. We can offer sleeping bags, outdoor equipment, bikes and facilities for indoor gym.

If you like other activities, there are choirs, horn music, theater, sport teams, painting club, hunters- and fishing clubs and much more.

Nesna mountains is a popular place for those who enjoy paragliding.

How to get there

You can arrive by plane in Both Mo i Rana, Mosjøen or Sandnessjøen, and get to Nesna in app. an hour by bus or ferry. Mo i Rana and Mosjøen also have train connections to Bodø and Trondheim.

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