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Horseback riding in Jotunheimen from Oslo
This is a wonderful opportunity to experience the Norwegian mountains close to the Jotunheimen and Langsua National Park from a horseback. After a comfortable bus ride from Oslo, you will participate in a guided horse-riding into the hills and mountains close to the village of Beitostølen. An experience for beginner, intermediate or experienced rider – we guarantee for an unique experience.
This horseback riding tour includes a bus ride from Oslo – a must-do summer adventure in Norway you will remember for a long time.
- Horseback riding at the edge of the Jotunheimen National Park
- Guided horseback riding
- Riding equipment
- Warm meal and drinks
- Bus from/to Oslo
June – October
Monday – Friday
We don’t offer this tour on Saturdays and Sundays, since we don’t have a bus going these days. Please check our overnight tour at weekends.
Early in the morning (8.30am) you will leave Oslo with our comfortable bus. Enjoy the scenic journey from Oslo to the Valdres Region. After leaving the bustle of the capital you will soon find yourself on countryside roads passing through small towns and surrounded by frozen lakes and snowy fields. As you get further into the country, you will see the mountains of Jotunheimen in the distance. Your destination for today. The coach has adjustable seats, free WiFi, outlets with USB charging ports and toilet facilities on board.
Your guide for the day will meet you at the farm, where we will serve you something to eat and drink while you receive some practical information about today’s adventure and before we head to the horses. You will get the necessary equipment for your ride and pack your food, drink, and trip essentials into the saddle bags.
Once you have been assigned your horse for the day, beginners will receive instructions from the guide on how to start, stop and turn. Then you’re ready for the trip.
Halfway through the trip we arrive at an old traditional mountain farm from the early 1700s. Here we make camp! First, we feed and water the horses before we head for the campfire, enjoy a warm meal and a hot drink. Your guide is happy to answer any questions about the horses and the area. Maybe she also has some stories to tell.
When everyone is feeling refreshed and relaxed after a break, we start the trek back to the farm. Then it’s time to give your goodbye hugs to the horses and thank them for the trip.
The bus back to Oslo leaves at 6pm and you will arrive in Oslo at around 22pm.
Our experienced guide will give you a basic introduction on how to start, stop and steer the horse, before heading out on the trip. Older children and/or those with some experience and adults, can ride alone. However young children and inexperienced riders will have someone to lead their horse. This can be either a trek assistant or a parent. Parents will get an introduction to how to lead the horse safely. If you want to ride yourself but would like one of our trek assistants to lead your child’s horse, please remember to let us know in advance.
Changes in the program
When the weather is unpleasant, we might change the program and have the meal at the farm instead outside at the bonfire.
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