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Evening Sleigh Ride in Beitostølen Sleigh Ride

Enjoy the scenic Norwegian forest in a horse-drawn carriage

  • Photo: Jan Egil Jægersborg

  • Photo: Jan Egil Jægersborg

  • Photo: Jan Egil Jægersborg

  • Photo: Jan Egil Jægersborg


Feel real horsepower while riding in a cosy torch-lit carriage through the snow-covered landscape around Beito. The tour, which is suitable for adventurers of all ages, is the perfect relaxing activity to enjoy after a long day on the ski slopes.

Essential info

  • Destination Beitostølen
  • Season November–April
  • Duration 1 hours
  • Difficulty Easy
  • Audience Suitable for children

Book with Fjellrittet

Adult: NOK 300
Child (4–12): NOK 200
Child (0–4): Free

What You’ll Do

The tour starts at our basecamp, where you will be meeting your coachman, the sleigh, and the horses. After you have been comfortably placed in the carriage on the warm reindeer pelts, we start off on a mountain road in the near vicinity of Beitostølen. At this point you will be able to feel real horsepower as the horses pull the heavy sleigh along the snow-covered trail. Besides the horse bells, the only other sounds will be provided by mother nature as we ride into the beautiful Norwegian woods surrounded by authentic wildlife.

Halfway along the tour, we’ll take a short break for a warm toddy and enjoy some stories told by your coachman. From here, we’ll ride back to the basecamp during the blue hours of the evening.

What’s Included

  • Experienced guide, horses, and carriage
  • Warm toddy
  • Comfortable reindeer skins for the ride

What to Bring

Dress for the weather and bring warm clothes. Be sure to check out the Outtt packing guide for general outdoor activities in Norway. Feel free to bring any extra snacks and refreshments. 

Meeting Point

The meeting point for the tour is the Fjellrittet base, located at Beitovegen 128, 2950 Skammestein, Norway.

The closest town to Beito is Beitostølen. It is located in the middle of southern Norway, easily accessible from either Bergen or Oslo. The scenic routes Sognefjellsvegen and Valdresflye are perfect entry points to Beitostølen. Sections of the roads are closed from November to April due to snow. Check the National Tourist Routes in Norway to ensure the roads are open.


From Oslo, take Valdresekspressen. The journey from Oslo to Beitostølen takes around 3.5 hours.

From Bergen and Lillehammer, take the Øst-Vestekspressen bus to Fagernes Station. Buses depart daily from Bergen and Lillehammer around 9am. Once in Fagernes, change buses to the Valdresekspressen, which takes you straight to Beitostølen in 45 minutes. The Valdresekspressen bus departs from Fagernes to Beitostølen 6 times a day.

Book your bus tickets here

Adult: NOK 300
Child (4–12): NOK 200
Child (0–4): Free

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Fjellrittet honors old traditions while offering unique horse tours in the heart of Norway, right next to "the home of the giants", Jotunheimen National Park.

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