A CLASS of Norwegian students took part in their own Viking voyage recently by visiting the Whitby region as guests of Fyling Hall School.
The 11 students and their teachers hail from Krokstadøra school in Snillfjord, a small community of 980 inhabitants spread over 198 square miles, south of Trondheim.
They also experienced the landscape of the North York Moors, visited Robin Hood’s Bay and Whitby and enjoyed the thrills at Flamingoland.
Heartbeat remains an extremely popular television show in Norway so they also visited Goathland.
One student, Kristin Lian, celebrated her 16th birthday during the trip and said she would love to have studied at Fyling Hall as it was in beautiful countryside, with horses on the site.
However, certain aspects of English school life would have been strange as in Norway they do not wear school uniform and all students are on first name terms with all their teachers.
The trip was organised by local company Viking Voyages.
During their stay in England, the Scandinavian students had lessons in communicational English and visited Scarborough Castle, York Minster and the Jorvik Viking Centre.