Riding trips on Icelandic horses
At Mesna we offer short and long rides all year round, from a 2-hour forest experience close to the farm to a full-day trip with a break around the campfire – or even a 3- or 4-day trek into the mountains.
We have a heard of over 50 horses, and place great emphasis on finding the perfect one for every rider to ensure an optimum experience.
Max. weight: 90 kg Min. age: 10. Because of animal welfare and safety, we strictly adhere to the weight limit and minimum age. However, some exceptions may be considered; please contact us at email@example.com.
The trip takes place in the area surrounding Mesna. With its tracks and forest lanes, this riding terrain are by many described as Northern Europe's most spectacular! Larger groups will have at least two guides. Suitable for riders of all skill levels. Available for individuals as well as groups.
Meet at the stables 15 minutes before departure.
Please dress according to the weather. Helmets can be borrowed from us.
A half-day trip (3 to 4 hours) gives you the opportunity to get to know the Icelandic horse and its various gaits – such as the smooth four-beat ‘tölt’ – as we explore a network of trails and endless forest lanes.
NB! The half-day trips are for experienced riders ONLY.
On this trip we ride through varied terrain at a suitable pace. We are proud to show you our horseback riding paradise, with the peaks and lakes of the Ringsaker mountain and the forests with their network of trails and lanes. Remember to bring a packed lunch. We will bring a packhorse and the coffee pot. During our break, the horses roam free as we gather around the campfire.
NB! The full-day trips are for experienced riders ONLY.
Cancellations can be made via e-mail up to 75 hours prior to the trip. This applies to day-offers only (lead-rein, 2-hour, half-day, and full-day trips). For riding camps and multi-day trips, separate cancellation terms apply. Please contact us. Cancellation fee: NOK 100. Late cancellations are charged in full.
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- Tom ØAsker, NorwayTrip Type:Solo travelVery professional trail!30/10/2018October 13-14th 2018 I was invited to Mesna Islandshest Senter by a friend of mine. Long time since I have ridden Icelandic horses and I haven't seen my fellow student for almost 27 years. So it was... Read full review
- CCmarvMDEllicott City, MarylandTrip Type:FamilyBest horse riding I’ve ever done02/08/2019This was one of my favorite parts of my Scandinavia trip, Camilla was such a great leader and made riding a new type of horse with new gaits so much easier. It’s extremely affordable and Mesna made... Read full review
- Tourist37861Trip Type:FamilyWhat a magical horse riding experience!05/01/2020A wonderful horse riding experience in the snow! Truly magical! We visited mesna.no over Christmas when it was a little cold and very snowy! Our family of 4 had all ridden before but were all... Read full review