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5 Days Experienced Horse Riding Holiday in Venabygd, Norway

Venabu Fjellhotells, Rondevegen 860, Venabygd, Oppland, Norway

Exciting Horse Riding Holiday in Norway

Venabustallen invites you to join this exciting horse riding holiday that is specifically designed for experienced riders and combined with a Norwegian cultural experience. The accommodation, Venabu Fjellhotell, lies in the middle of fantastic tour terrain on 'Venabygdsfjellet' and is a gateway to the Rondane National Park. The natural scenery around Venabu is gentle but nonetheless exciting. There are simple routes with good easy footpaths or visit deep canyons and waterfalls, mountain summits, and plateaux. Ride your horse in this beautiful setting!

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


  • An exciting three-hour ride
  • Approximate daily riding time: 4 to 5 hours
  • The beautiful natural scenery around Venabu
  • A day trip to the summer farm and a half day trip
  • Breakfasts, lunches, and dinners
  • 4 nights’ accommodation

Skill level

  • Intermediate
  • Advanced


3 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 which you will meet the tour guides at 8.30 pm.


You will ride a 2hr ride on the morning over varied terrain, and have lunch at the hotel, then a 2hr afternoon tour. The tour leader selects today's best itineraries based on weather and the group's wishes. All the tours have several possibilities for trotting and galloping and nice views.


Half day tour. There are many routes to choose from and would like to show guests the versatility Venabygdsfjellet offers. You can expect both trot and canter on all routes.


Full day tour with seat lunch. You will ride over mountain peaks to a pleasant seat, the trip offers great trotting and cantering opportunities. We get views of Venabygdsfjellet, Rondane, Jotunheimen and Gudbrandsdalen during the trip, as well as peaceful stretches of path in deep birch forest. Once at Lykkjesetra, the horses are grazed and the riders are invited to a real seat lunch. Sour cream porridge, cured meats and sour cream waffles are served with delicious sides. Budeia tells about the farm life in Gudbrandsdalen and about the cheese-making of brown cheese. The homebound tour takes you on a trail in a quiet birch forest, suitable for saturated riders and horses. You will be back home for dinner at Venabu.


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
  • Pet friendly


  • Bicycle rental
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Tour assistance


You will be served breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. On Tuesday, you will have Norwegian lunch with sour cream porridge, waffles, strawberries, and salted meat. 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

  • A three-hour ride
  • A day trip to the summer farm
  • A half day trip
  • 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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