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5 Days Magnificent Mountain Trail Horse Riding Holiday in Norway

Øien Øvre, Høgsetervegen 728, Nedre Heidal, Norway

Mesmerizing Horse Riding Holiday in Norway

This ride takes place in the magnificent mountains of Heidal, in the heart of Norway. When you arrive at Øien Øvre's mountain farm, you will experience three days of exciting trail rides in the best of what Norway has to offer when it comes to nature. You will have your own horse for the whole stay, and the days will be filled with riding. You will stay in small rustic cabins, in Øien Øvre's lavvos, and, for one night, at a mountain hotel.

Key information

  • Rider Weight Limit: 264 pounds / 120 kilograms
  • Horse Height Range: 13 to 16 hands
  • Tack Type: English and Western tack
  • Horse Breed: Dølehorses, Fjordhorses, Icelanders, Haflingers, and some crossbreeds

Highlights

  • 3 days of riding
  • Horse for the whole stay included
  • Pass by Ridderspranget, a gorge in the Sjoa River
  • Ride in the magnificent mountains of Heidal
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • 3 daily meals

Skill level

  • Advanced

Styles


3 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: German, Norwegian
Group size: 3-10 participants
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Accommodation

Øien Øvre's accommodations are four small, rustic cabins in an old summer farm. The heating is gas or wood, and in the evenings you may light the candles and oil lamps. You can find drinking water in a hose outside, in the stable. Most of the meals are cooked over open fire. They also have gas stoves inside, in case of rain. You will share the cabins with two to four other persons.

On your second night, you sleep in lavvos (tents) in the mountains. Here, you cook your dinner over the cooking fire. On the third night, you will sleep at Hindseter Fjellhotell, in double rooms with shower, or in a cabin with several beds and a shower in the bathroom.

Program

Day 1

  • 18:00 Arrival - check in at the cabins
  • 19:00 You meet to talk about the days to come

Day 2

  • 09:30 Breakfast
  • 11:00 You go out to get the horses, and your ride begins! During the first day, you will ride trough mountain landscape, on narrow paths, and have your lunch outside. You will need to build the camp, sleep in lavvos, and cook your dinner over open fire.

Day 3

  • After breakfast, you will continue further into the Norwegian mountains, still on narrow paths, over mountain ridges, and into valleys. Again, you have your lunch outdoors. In the evening, you arrive at the mountain hotel Hindseter, where you can take a shower before you are served a gourmet dinner. Tonight, you sleep over at the hotel.

Day 4

  • 09:30 Breakfast at the hotel
  • When you have finished breakfast, you get your horse ready for the last day of riding. Today, you will pass Ridderspranget, a gorge in the Sjoa River, where a story talks about a knight who kidnapped a girl from her father in Vågå and jumped across the river to escape. Most of the day, you will ride on dirt roads on the far bank of the Sjoa River before going back into the mountains at Stålane and back to Øien Øvre's summer farm during the evening.

Day 5

  • 09:30 Breakfast and departure

Location

Food

During your stay, you will be provided with three daily meals. Most of the meals are cooked over open fire.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • 3 days of riding
  • 3 daily meals
  • 4 nights accommodation

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Other personal expenses
  • Single rooms (110 USD at the hotel only)
  • Transportation (60 USD)

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Oslo Airport, Gardermoen (OSL) or Trondheim Airport, Værnes (TRD). Transfers from and to these airports are not included.

It's a four hours car drive from both Oslo Airport, Gardermoen (OSL) and Trondheim Airport, Værnes (TRD). You may arrive by train to Otta where Øien Øvre can pick you up.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 17% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 7 days before arrival.
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Minimum group size

This trip requires a minimum of 3 participants

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