Do you want to experience the fantastic mountain scenery in Norway, ride across plains, climb peaks with views of Rondane and Dovrefjell, cross rivers and follow beautiful paths through the birch forest. Then mountain riding on an Icelandic horse in Norway may be something for you.
Martin, who is the 13th generation on the farm and his team will safely guide you through the beautiful landscape. On Saturdays you can join a day ride into the realm of the musk ox, and if you are lucky you will see an ox, horses on mountain pastures and mountain foxes. When you come back after the day's ride, you can relax with a beer in the bar at "After-horse" before dinner, or take a dip in the hot tub at sunset.
Here, everyone can come, both experienced and beginners, adults and children, as you are divided into groups depending on past experience. This is a wonderful combination of beautiful nature experiences and nice accommodation, good food and comfort.
Accommodation & food
In the main building by the reception and restaurant there are 4 single rooms and 22 double rooms with shower / WC. The rooms are bright, have a desk, kettle, TV and free Wi-Fi. Bed linen and towels are provided.
There is an outdoor hot tub, idyllic at sunset on the west side of the annex. The sauna is located in the basement of the annex. There is also a drying room. The lounge in the main building has a cozy fireplace and large comfy sofas. There is also a small bar.
Breakfast is served between 07.30 and 09.30. At breakfst you will also make your lunch pack and fill your thermos to take on today's ride. Dinner buffet is served at 19.00-20.00 with table seating at 19:00.
Icelandic horses. Saddlebags are available to carry your lunch pack, thermos and rain clothes.
Maximum weight 95kg.
You ride across the plains, climb the mountain peaks with views of Rondane and Dovrefjell, cross rivers and follow cozy trails through the birch forest. On Saturdays you ride into the realm of the musk ox and if you are lucky you might see an ox, horses on mountain pasture and mountain fox.
If you have little or no riding experience, you will learn to saddle and prepare the horse and get easier riding lessons. More experienced riders saddle themselves and can ride out on a trail right away. On the rides you are divided into different groups depending on previous experience. Which means that everyone gets fun and good riding both beginners and experienced riders.
Monday: The horses rest on Mondays. Guests arrive in the afternoon or evening in time for dinner at 19.00Hästarnas vilodag.
Tuesday-friday: At 09.30 you meet in the stable where you get to meet your horse and get ready for the ride. Bring your lunch pack an thermos in the saddlebag. You will be back again around 16.00 and at that time it can be nice to take a dip in the hot tub before dinner.
Saturday: At 09.30 you meet in the stable and get ready for the ride. Bring your lunch pack an thermos in the saddlebag. It will be ride in the realm of the musk ox and if you are lucky you might see an ox, horses on mountain pasture and mountain fox. This ride demands riding experience.
Sunday: At 09.30 you meet in the stable and get ready for the ride. You go for a day ride around Hjerkinndammen, in a lovely moss covered moraine landscape. If the weather is nice and warm it is possible to swim with the horses. You will be back in the stable at 15.00. On the departure day you need to check out of your room before the ride but it is possible to shower and change before you depart after the ride.
Photographer: Roger Brendhagen
Cycling: There are bikes available for rent (around 300 NOK per day)
Fishing: There is plenty of trout in the mountain lakes. You can buy a fishing card on iNatur.no. Hjerkinndammen and Kvitdalsvannene are the closest possible fishing waters as well as the river Folla that runs from lake Av. You can get more information about good fishing places on site.
Canoe- and boat rental: There are 5 canoes and 2 boats on Hjerkinndammen. The rental fee includes canoe or boat, oars and lifejackets. (around 200 NOK per day/ canoe/ boat)
Ability description: Outdoor riding level 1-3 >>
Included in the price: 2-6 nights, 2-6 days riding, fullboard (exkl. drinks)
Not included: Trip to and from Hjerkinn.
Travel: Flight or train to Oslo. Continue with train to Hjerkinn station https://www.vy.no/
Arrival: Arrival can be any day of the week. If you prefer another day then what we have on our website please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arrival-/departure day: Arrival afternoon/ evening in time for dinner at 19.00. On departure day you check out of your room in the morning before the last ride. Departure from the riding center around 15.0016.00.
Single room: It is possible to book a singlre room with a supplement. If there is no one to sahre room with single supplement will be added.
Number of riders: Min. 1 max around 25, but the riders are divided in to group of 6-8 riders.
Currency: Norwegian crown (NOK)
Credit card: Yes, in the accommodation.
Tipping: Not necessary but appreciated.
Age limit: Min. 12 years old if you ride by yourself, 10 years old if a parent ride with you.
Beach: About 2 km, but there is also a short cut through the horse pasture.
Pool: Jacuzzi (outside)
Riding equipment to borrow: Helmet. Bring a thermos and mug for the rides.
Special diet: Inform when booking.