Horse Trek in the Mountains (Half-Day) Horseback Riding
A horseback riding experience in the mountains of Beitostølen
Enjoy a fantastic horseback-riding tour, tailored to your experience, in the mountains of Beitostølen. This family-friendly adventure will take you into the wilderness providing breathtaking views of the surrounding nature and complete your journey with an enjoyable lunch out at a mountain farm.
- Destination Beitostølen
- Season January–December
- Duration 4 hours
- Difficulty Easy
- Audience Suitable for children
Book with Myhre Gård
All ages: NOK 750
What You’ll Do
We’ll meet at our riding arena in Beito, where we will first find suitable helmets and saddles. We then head out to the stable to prepare our horses. Everyone will learn how to saddle the horse, to steer, to brake, and finally learn how the horse responds to your commands. After the horses are ready, we take them out to the riding arena. From here, you will get to try out what you learned in the stable, and we’ll do a couple of laps on the arena so you will feel comfortable with your new skill.
Based on previous riding experience, you will be divided into two groups. The more experienced riders, will have the opportunity to ride to our picnic spot on their own. For beginners, a guide will make sure to stay close to you and your horse, and help you improve your new skill along the tour.
When we reach the mountain farm area, we’ll take a well-deserved lunch break around the campfire. We will bring cocoa, coffee and tea, as well as reindeer skins to sit on.
After the break, we’ll head home and “saddle down” back at the stable.
- Experienced guide
- Your own horse for the day
- Hot drinks
What to Bring
Bring lunch and feel free to bring any other snacks or refreshments. Check out the Outtt packing guide for general outdoor activities in Norway.
The meeting point for the tour is at the Myhre Gård riding school, located at Nordheimveien 12, 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 to Beitostølen here.
There is no train leading directly to Beitostølen, but you can take the NSB Dovrebanen line to Otta. From Otta you can rent a car with Hertz or take the bus to either Gjendesheim or Lom (bus number 501 from Otta, with one transfer at Vågåmo rutebilstasjon to bus 560).