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The riding tours we offer through the beautiful mountains and valleys of Norway, alternate itineraries from week to week. The general flow of the trips is similar - just different valleys and mountains to traverse. First and last night are usually in hotel accommodations and the other five nights are in rustic yet cozy mountain huts along the way. Nothing fancy, but a good place to get out of the weather and get some rest. On most days you will be packing your belongings in your saddle bags - so pack lightly!

Sample Itinerary: Uncle Zebs Tour - subject to changes

Stir your spirit of adventure with this incredible ride deep into the mountains of Norway.  Ford crystal clear rivers, admire sparkling waterfalls in this remote and glorious landscape. The tough but sweet tempered Icelandic horses and superbly competent guides make for an inspiring and exhilarating riding experience.  We recommend that you be in good physical condition as this is a long and challenging trip.

Day 1: Arrival
Arrival at Trondheim Airport, where you will be met by a member of our friendly, English speaking staff. First pickup is at 1:00pm. The second is at 5:00pm. Transfer to the charming village of Stugudal.  You will have a glimpse of the picturesque countryside of Norway along the way. Upon arrival at the inn at Stugudal, there will be a quick briefing about what to expect during your exciting week of riding. Then meet the horses for a short assessment ride. Enjoy a welcome dinner in the warm hospitality of the congenial staff and excellent cuisine of the inn at Stugudal.  
Meals included: Dinner
Overnight at Hotel in Stugudalen


Day 2: Ride to Nedalshytta
After a hearty Norwegian breakfast, we ride out to the charming mountain cottage at Nedalel. Break for a picnic lunch in a tranquil meadow by the side of a brook. We will build a campfire, make coffee and tea, and enjoy getting acquainted with the horses and each other. We end our day with a traditional Norwegian dinner.  
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Nedalshytta


Day 3: Nedalshytta  to Storerikvollen
Ride alongside the Sylene mountain ridge with its breathtaking views of a landscape that has changed little over centuries.  The steep ascent makes for a  welcome break for lunch for people and horses.  Saddle up for a lively afternoon ride over excellent riding terrain to the grand cottage at Storerikvollen, situated on the shores of the Essand Lake. After a long tolt along the sandy shores of the lake, make your way back to the hospitality and comfort of the cottage for a delicious home-cooked dinner.   
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Storerikvollen


Day 4: Storerikvollen to Schultz cottage
Today we continue deep into the wilderness, crossing many small streams in our ascent. We will pass the highest point of the tour at 1000 meters above sea level on our way to the Schultz cottage where we spend the night.  If we are lucky, we may see some of the reindeer and grouse that are native to the Norwegian tundra.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Schultz cottage


Day 5: Schultz cottage to Ramsjø hytta
From Schultz, we descend gently through unspoiled wilderness, then down several challenging rocky hillsides. Break for a picnic lunch. This afternoon's ride takes us through the soft beauty of hills and valleys to the Ramsjo cottage, beautifully situated on the shores of Lake Ramsjo, commanding panoramic views of the Fongen mountains. 
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Ramsjø hytta


Day 6: Ramsjø hytta to Storerikvollen
Trek from back to Storerikvollen, with superb views to be had all day. Delight your senses in the colossal scale of the Norwegian landscape, and finish up your day with a refreshing dip in Essand Lake.   
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Storerikvollen


Day 7: Ride back to Stugudalen
A bittersweet day, still surrounded by the exquisite mountains and forests, but heading back to civilization!  We finish up the ride returning to the attractive hotel at Stugudal for a festive farewell dinner, reminiscing about our fabulous trip in the mountains.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Hotel in Stugudalen


Day 8: Departure
Depart after breakfast with a transfer to Trondheim Airport.
Meals included: Breakfast

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Sample Itinerary: Storvallen Tour - subject to changes

The hand of man has rested lightly on the wilderness of Norway's hills and mountains. Renew your spirit in the tranquility of the ancient byways through forests of birch and pine, ascending challenging slopes to the glorious views from the mountaintops. Life quickly takes on the quieter and more gracious rhythm of a bygone era. The Icelandic horse is ideally suited to this traditional mode of travel. Strong and sure-footed, Icelandics were bred especially to carry people for long distances over difficult terrain. Their patient, sweet disposition adds immeasurably to this inspiring and exhilarating ride.

Day 1: Arrival
Arrival at Trondheim Airport, where you will be met by a member of our friendly, English speaking staff. First pickup is at 1:00. The second is at 5:00pm. Transfer to the charming village of Stugudal. You will have a glimpse of the picturesque countryside of Norway along the way.  Upon arrival at the inn at Stugudal, there will be a quick briefing about what to expect during your exciting week of riding. Then meet the horses for a short assessment ride. Enjoy a welcome dinner in the warm hospitality of the congenial staff and excellent cuisine of the inn at Stugudal.  
Meals included: Dinner
Overnight at Hotel in Stugudalen


Day 2: Ride to Nedalshytta
Start the day with a stunning ride over soft forest roads into the hills to the mountain cottage of Nedalel, overlooking a lovely scenic lake. Lunch will be spent around a campfire, chatting and exchanging horse stories. This evening we will be able to enjoy a refreshing swim in the lake, while the horses graze nearby.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Nedalshytta


Day 3: Nedalshytta  to Storerikvollen
Ride deep into unspoiled wilderness over fairly rugged terrain to the Storerikvollen Chalet, situated on the shores of the Essand Lake, with magnificent views of the Sylane mountains all around. Stop for lunch near one of the region's many rushing rivers. Evening will find us settling the horses, enjoying the exhilaration of a long and rewarding day of riding.  
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Storerikvollen


Day 4: Storerikvollen to Storvallen
This day's ride has us follow the historic trail ridden by the Swedish King Karl 13th's fabled Karolinere soldiers in the eighteenth century, crossing the mountain border from Norway into Sweden.  This evening we will leave the horses at pasture while we enjoy the comfort of the charming inn at Storvallen. While at the inn, we will have the opportunity to swim in an outdoor swimming pool before joining our hosts for a delicious welcome dinner.  
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Hotel in Storvallen


Day 5: Storvallen to Bjorneggen
Trek back into Norway, crossing the border in the morning, stopping for a lunch packed in Sweden and eaten in Norway!  We end our day at the delightfully cozy mountain cottage at Bjorneggen, gathering in the evening for a home-cooked  traditional Norwegian dinner.  
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Bjorneggen


Day 6: Bjorneggen to Storerikvollen
Returning through dense forests of native birch and pine, we will cross pristine mountaintops to the Storerikvollen Chalet for a second night.   
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Storerikvollen


Day 7: Ride back to Stugudalen
The final day of the ride will descend over undulating highlands back into civilization. After lunch, tack up for the last ride back to Stugudal, where we will spend a bittersweet evening reminiscing about our fabulous trip in the mountains!
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Hotel in Stugudalen


Day 8: Departure
Depart after breakfast with a transfer out.
Meals included: Breakfast

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Sample Itinerary: Helag Mountain Tour - subject to changes 

Ride deep into unspoiled wilderness over fairly rugged terrain to the Storerikvollen Chalet, situated on the shores of the Essand Lake, with magnificent views of the Sylane mountains all around.  Ride across the border into Sweden.  Traveling in much the same fashion as early Scandinavians, we cross rolling forested hills towards Sylstation in Sweden.

Day 1: Arrival
Arrival at Trondheim Airport, where you will be met by a member of our friendly, English speaking staff. First pickup is at 1:00 pm. The second is at 5:00pm. Transfer to the charming village of Stugudal.  You will have a glimpse of the picturesque countryside of Norway along the way. Upon arrival at the inn at Stugudal, there will be a quick briefing about what to expect during your exciting week of riding. Then meet the horses for a short assessment ride. Enjoy a welcome dinner in the warm hospitality of the congenial staff and excellent cuisine of the inn at Stugudal.  
Meals included:  Dinner
Overnight at Hotel in Stugudalen


Day 2: Ride to Nedalshytta
After a hearty Norwegian breakfast, we ride out through dense birch forest over excellent riding terrain into the unspoiled wilderness of hills and mountains. This is a great opportunity to get to know your horse. Stopping by a rushing river, we will build a campfire to make tea and coffee and swap horse stories over a picnic lunch. The afternoon ride takes us to the charming cottage at Nedalel for a traditional home-cooked dinner.  
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Hotel in Nedalshytta


Day 3: Nedalshytta  to Storerikvollen
Ride deep into unspoiled wilderness over fairly rugged terrain to the Storerikvollen Chalet, situated on the shores of the Essand Lake, with magnificent views of the Sylane mountains all around.  Stop for a picnic lunch near one of the region's many rushing rivers..  Evening will find us settling the horses, enjoying the exhilaration of a long and rewarding day of riding.  
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Hotel in Storerikvollen


Day 4: Storerikvollen to Sylstation
Today's ride takes us across the border into Sweden. Traveling in much the same fashion as early Scandinavians, we cross rolling forested hills towards Sylstation in Sweden. Break for a picnic lunch, then dinner at Sylstation.  
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Hotel in Sylstation


Day 5: Sylstation to Helags mountain station
Continuing on into Sweden, we will reach the foot of the Helags Mountain by nightfall. From here you will be able to see one of Scandinavia's southernmost glaciers. The Helags Mountain at 1796 meters is the county of Jamtland's highest mountain.  Dinner and overnight at the Helags mountain cottage, nestled in the folds of the foothills.  
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Helags mountain station


Day 6: Helags mountain station to Nedalshytta 
Returning to Norway, we follow the ancient byways first used by pilgrims in the twelfth century on their way to the holy city of Trondheim and the Cathedral of Nidaros.   
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Nedalshytta 


Day 7: Ride back to Stugudalen
A bittersweet day, still surrounded by the exquisite mountains and forests, but heading back to civilization!  We finish up the ride returning to the comfortable accommodations of the  hotel at Stugudal for a festive farewell dinner, reminiscing about our fabulous trip in the mountains. 
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Stugudalen


Day 8: Departure
Depart after breakfast with a transfer out.
Meals included: Breakfast

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Sample Itinerary: Ramsjø Special Tour - subject to changes 

Riding along the high ridges of the Sylane mountains, we will trek from Storerikvollen, venturing deep into remote valleys and dramatic mountaintops to the delightful cottage at Ramsjo.

Day 1: Arrival
Arrival at Trondheim Airport, where you will be met by a member of our friendly, English speaking staff. First pickup is at 1:00 pm. The second is at 5:00pm. Transfer to the charming village of Stugudal. You will have a glimpse of the picturesque countryside of Norway along the way. Upon arrival at the inn at Stugudal, there will be a quick briefing about what to expect during your exciting week of riding. Then meet the horses for a short assessment ride. Enjoy a welcome dinner in the warm hospitality of the congenial staff and excellent cuisine of the inn at Stugudal.
Meals included: Dinner
Overnight at Stugudalen


Day 2: Ride to Nedalshytta
After a hearty Norwegian breakfast, we ride out through dense birch forest over excellent riding terrain into the unspoiled wilderness of hills and mountains. This is a great opportunity to get to know your horse. Stopping by a rushing river, we will build a campfire to make tea and coffee and swap horse stories over a picnic lunch. The afternoon ride takes us to the charming cottage at Nedalel for a traditional home-cooked dinner.  
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Nedalshytta


Day 3: Nedalshytta to Storerikvollen
Ride out over rugged terrain to the Storerikvollen Chalet, beautifully situated on the shores of Essand Lake. Superb views of the Sylane mountains are to be had all around. Lonesome trails lead us to the tranquil valley where we will stop for a picnic lunch. Lush grazing for the horses and a bit of quiet refreshment for the people and we're ready to saddle up for an exciting afternoon riding up to Storerikvollen Chalet.   
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Storerikvollen


Day 4: Storerikvollen to Bjorneggen
Riding along the high ridges of the Sylane mountains, we will trek from Storerikvollen, venturing deep into remote valleys and dramatic mountaintops to the cozy cottage nestled in the folds of the hills at Bjorneggen. A welcome dinner and overnight at Bjorneggen after this long and rewarding day.  
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Bjorneggen


Day 5: Bjorneggen to Ramsjøhytta
Trek from Bjorneggen through woodland paths and the soft beauty of the highlands to the delightful cottage at Ramsjo. Break for a picnic lunch in the quiet stillness of a peaceful valley. Ramsjo cottage commands stunning views of the Fongen Mountains and Lake Ramsjo, where you can enjoy an invigorating swim. 
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Ramsjøhytta


Day 6: Ramsjøhytta to Storerikvollen
A morning departure over rolling forested hills into the glorious Fongen Mountains, where man has not tampered with nature much.  Ford swift running rivers where weather permitting you can go for a lunchtime swim.  Picnic lunch and we're off into reindeer territory as we return to Storerikvollen.  With luck, you will see some of the reindeer and grouse native to the Norwegian tundra. 
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Storerikvollen


Day 7: Ride back to Stugudalen
Saddle up for our final ride, retracing our steps back to Stugudal. We finish up this long and challenging ride with a festive farewell dinner at the inn at Stugudal, going over the map and reminiscing about our fabulous trip in the mountains!  
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Stugudalen


Day 8: Departure
Depart after breakfast with a transfer out. 
Meals included: Breakfast

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Sample Itinerary: Bluhammer Tour (no departures in 2020) - subject to changes

Day 1: Arrival
Arrival at Trondheim Airport, where you will be met by a member of our friendly, English speaking staff. First pickup is at 1:00 pm. The second is at 5:00pm. Transfer to the charming village of Stugudal. You will have a glimpse of the picturesque countryside of Norway along the way. Upon arrival at the inn at Stugudal, there will be a quick briefing about what to expect during your exciting week of riding. Then meet the horses for a short assessment ride. Enjoy a welcome dinner in the warm hospitality of the congenial staff and excellent cuisine of the inn at Stugudal.
Meals included: Dinner
Overnight at Stugudalen


Day 2: Ride to Nedalshytta
After a hearty Norwegian breakfast, we ride out through dense birch forest over excellent riding terrain into the unspoiled wilderness of hills and mountains. This is a great opportunity to get to know your horse. Stopping by a rushing river, we will build a campfire to make tea and coffee and swap horse stories over a picnic lunch. The afternoon ride takes us to the charming cottage at Nedalel for a traditional home-cooked dinner.  
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Nedalshytta


Day 3: Nedalshytta to Blåhammer 
Today will be a long and spectacular day. We ride along the base of the Sylanmassif all the way to the “Blåhammer lodge” in Sweden that are famous for its delicious food. Here it’s possible to enjoy a steaming sauna and a good meal with nice views.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Blåhammer


Day 4: Blåhammer to Storvallen
Wednesday we ride along beautiful paths to Storvallen. From here, we visit the border village Storlien, and enjoy a gourmet dinner at restaurant Flamman.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Storvallen


Day 5: Storvallen to Bjørneggen
On Thursday we ride back over the border to Norway and passes the mountains “Stor- and Lillkluken” and spend the night at Bjørneggen turistlodge where we prepare the dinner ourselves.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Bjørneggen


Day 6: Bjørneggen to Storerikvollen
The next day we ride true the “Hårrådalen” until Storerikvollen, that is an old pasturearea and the highlight of the region along the lake Essand.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Storerikvollen


Day 7: Ride back to Stugudalen
On Saturday we ride back towards the starting point and ending the day with a delightful dinner at Vaektarstua Hotel.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Stugudalen


Day 8: Departure
After the breakfast on Sunday, it’s time to go home
Meals included: Breakfast

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Tent Tour
There is no Day to Day Itinerary for this tour. It depends on the weather and wind where we will go.


Note: The above sample itineraries are subject to changes at the tour operator's discretion.
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Mountain Treks in Norway
Tour Code: IT-NOGNT
8 days / 7 nights ~$1,490.00
Dates : July to Sept

Trip Rating :
Difficulty : Riding Level
Riding Level Explained
ABeginner
Beginner A rider who has limited experience, is unable to post the trot and does not canter.
BNovice
Novice A rider who is capable of mounting and dismounting unassisted, capable of applying basic aids, comfortable and in control at the walk, moderate length posting trots, and short canters.
CIntermediate
Intermediate A rider who has a firm seat, is confident and in control at all paces (including posting trots, two point canters and gallops), but does not ride regularly.
D Strong Intermediate
Strong Intermediate An intermediate rider who is currently riding regularly and is comfortable in the saddle for at least 6 hours per day.
EAdvanced
All of the above, plus an independent seat, soft hands, and capable of handlinga spirited horse in open country.
Lodging: Basic
Lodging Level Explained
   
= Facilities in lodges, estancias, haciendas, resorts, etc.
   
Basic lodging - some with shared bathroom facilities, usually no AC or room service.
Regular standard room - usually with private bath.
 Accommodations with superior comforts.
   
 = Trips with nights in tent camps. Sometimes the first and last night are in hotels.
   
Basic tent camping - everyone helps out with camp chores.
Regular standard with some camp amenities and camp cook.
Camping facilities with superior comforts like camp shower, bathroom facility..
   
 = Trips that combine nights in hotels and camping.
   
Basic accommodation and basic camping facilities can be expected.
Regular standard with some nicer amenities.
Only assigned to hotel and camping facilities with superior comforts.

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A 2020 06/28 - 07/05 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP- Ramsjø Speci... 5 /15 Reserve
B 2020 07/05 - 07/12 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP- Zeb Tour 5 /15 Reserve
D 2020 07/19 - 07/26 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP- Storvallen T... 5 /15 Reserve
C 2020 07/26 - 08/02 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP- Helags Tour 5 /15 Reserve
A 2020 08/09 - 08/16 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP- Ramsjø Speci... 5 /15 Reserve
B 2020 08/16 - 08/23 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP- Zeb Tour 5 /15 Reserve
E 2020 08/23 - 08/30 8d / 7n 8 day trip, AP- Tent Tour 5 /15 Reserve
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Tack: Swedish army saddles
Horses: Icelandic
Pace: Moderate with walk, trot, tolt and som...
Walk, Trot, Canter,
Airport: Trondheim-Vaernes
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