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5 Days Beginner Horse Riding Holiday in Venabygd, Norway

Venabu Fjellhotells, Rondevegen 860, Venabygd, Oppland, Norway

Amazing Horse Riding Holiday in Norway

Come and join Venabustallen on this horse riding holiday which is suitable for inexperienced riders and those who want to learn how to ride. Venabu Fjellhotell lies in the middle of fantastic tour terrain on 'Venabygdsfjellet' and is a gateway to the Rondane National Park. Calm and friendly horses will greet you there and be ready to accompany you during the trip. Venabu stables are only one of many activities that Venabu Fjellhotells offers. Learn to ride with Venabustallen!

Key information:

  • Rider weight limit:100 kg
  • Tack type: English saddles and Barefoot saddles
  • Horse height range: 130 to 170 cm
  • Horse Breed: Norwegian Dole horses


  • 2 horse riding lessons
  • 2 1-hour trips in the afternoon
  • Approximate daily riding time: 1 to 2 hours
  • 1-hour ride on Wednesday and 2-hours ride on Thursday
  • Natural scenery around Venabu
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • 4 nights’ accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner


4 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Dutch, Norwegian
Group size: Maximum of 12 participants
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  • Gym
  • Sauna
  • Table tennis
  • Bicycle rental
  • Wireless internet

Venabu Fjellhotells has 56 rooms with private shower, WC, and telephones. The East Wing is the older part of the hotel and dates from 1964, the West Wing has been built in 1976. Both wings have been more recently refurbished. The rooms in the West Wing are larger and have heated bathroom floors. All rooms have wireless internet.

All rooms are non-smoking and have a telephone. Some rooms are available for dogs, but this must be requested on booking. Almost all the rooms are fitted with carpets and possibility of allergy-free bed linen (no carpets in the cabins). Free access to the internet for the hotel's guests is available.

East Wing

There are 10 single rooms with a south facing view, heated bathroom floor, and 10 double rooms with a view to the north, but there's no place for an extra bed unless it’s a cot. Four of the rooms have double beds while the rests have two single beds that can be put together. There is no heated floor. Two floors have no lift.

West Wing

There are 36 double rooms - all with heated bathroom floor. The majority have single beds that cannot be moved. There is a sofa bed in those rooms. The room is available for a fourth bed but it means that it’s a bit tight on space with four people. Six of these rooms are corner rooms and adapted for wheelchair users. Here, there are double beds which can be separated as well as a double sofa bed. Three of these rooms are family rooms. Two rooms are equipped with a door in between and a shared bathroom. There are four ordinary beds as well as a sofa bed and the possibility to add another bed. The fourth floor is equipped with a lift. In the lowest floor, there are two saunas, fitness room, and table tennis.



Arrival at 6.30 pm for dinner. After that you will have info meeting at 8.30 pm.


Theory about communication with horses, grooming and equipment, after that you will have riding lesson in the arena. Lunch at the hotel and 1 hour trip after lunch.


Riding lesson in the arena in the morning. You will have 1 hour trip after lunch.


You will have 1 hour trip in the morning. and 2 hours trip in easy terrain after lunch.


Check out after breakfast.


This horse riding holiday will take place in Venabygd, Norway. The natural scenery around is gentle but nonetheless exciting. There are a collection of lakes and streams and in the middle of this gentle plateau. Also, there are deep gorges and high waterfalls. It’s an easy area to get around with well-marked trails.

Nearby places

  • Ringebu, 18 kilometres



  • Gym
  • Hiking
  • Horse riding
  • Massage
  • Sauna
  • Table tennis


  • Smoke-free property


  • Bicycle rental
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Tour assistance


You will be served breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. Every Wednesday, evening the hotel offers the Norwegian buffet and the tables are filled with traditional Norwegian food. If you are a vegetarian or allergic to special types of food, please give notice when signing up. You are welcome to enjoy a spell in the dining room for a la carte meals or simply a cup of coffee and a cake outside the main meal times.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Attend Peer Gynt festival
  • Biking
  • Canoeing
  • Hiking
  • Massage (pre-booked)
  • Yoga (pre-booked)

What's included

  • Theory and 2 riding lessons
  • 2 1-hour trips in the afternoon
  • 1-hour ride on Wednesday and 2-hours ride on Thursday
  • Breakfasts, lunches, and dinners
  • 4 nights' accommodation

How to get there

Driving directions from Oslo

  • Follow the E6 route to Fry.
  • Take 5 kilometres north of Ringebu city centre.
  • Then take the highway 27 direction to Venabygd / Folldal (about 16 kilometres).

Driving directions from Trondheim

  • Take the E6 route to Hjerkinn.
  • Take highway 29 to Folldal.
  • Then take highway 27 to Venabu.

Driving directions from Røros

  • Take the RV 30 to Tynset.
  • Take highway 3 to Alvdal.
  • Take highway 29 to Folldal.
  • Finally, take highway 27 to Venabu (Ringebu).

Driving directions from Elverum

  • Take riksvei 3 to Koppang.
  • Then take highway 219 to Enden.
  • Take highway 27 to Venabu (Ringebu)

From Elverum, the distance to the hotel is the same as if one is driving from the E6 (170 kilometres).

Arrival by bus

You can take either the Gudbrandsdalekspressen or Nordfjordekspressen express buses to Ringebu Station. Information about timetables can also be found on the main pages of NOR-WAY Bus Express.

Arrival by train

You can take the Dovre Railway (Dovrebanen) train to Ringebu station. Information about timetables can be found on NSB website.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 20% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
5 days / 4 nights
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Arrival: Monday September 28, 2020
Departure: Friday October 2, 2020


This horse riding holiday is available during  August and September with the arrival every Monday. Please select an arrival date below.

Single supplement: NOK 500


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