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Meeting: Stugudal
Airport:   Trondheim-Vaernes      
Transfer: Trondheim-Vaernes    Distance: 80 miles

Pick from the Trondheim-Vaernes airport is at 1pm. Drop off on the last day is between 11am and noon.

Tack: Swedish army saddles
Horses: Icelandic
Pace: Moderate with walk, trot, tolt and some canter, approx 100 miles, 5-6 hours daily
| Walk | Trot | Canter |
Level: Riding Level (Click for legend) (3 to 3 out of 5)    Intermediate
Age: Min 14 Max 70
Weight: Max 209 lbs
Riders: Min 5 riders Max 15 riders


Our partner and outfitter has been conducting riding tours throughout the region around the Sweden/Norway border since 1971, and he imports his horses directly from Iceland. The herd of 35 horses has been selected because of their strength and reliability required in such mountainous terrain.
Often called the horse of the Gods, the Icelandic horse came with the first Nordics whom settled on Iceland around the 7th century. For over 1000 years, these horses have lived isolated on Iceland, while they are growing in popularity as riding horse imports around the world. Incredibly smooth and comfortable to ride, the horses have unique primal gaits called the “tølt” and "flying pass". “Tølt” is a fast four paced movement and when the horse “tølts” it lowers its back and raises its head and neck. The rider sits almost still in the saddle, and the horse flows beneath with barely a bump to its rider!

Ole has been guiding mountain tours for over 20 years. He is familiar with each valley, field and stream and he knows every farmer in the area. He has accumulated a wealth of knowledge about the landscape we are riding in. Furthermore, he knows a great number of stories about the mountains and about people who have traveled them in the past. He leads week trips as well as some 3 days tours and tent tours.

Oddmund has imported about 700 Iceland horses to Norway of which most have been tamed personally by him. Even though Oddmund is so-called retired, he is still fully engaged and involved in the center. He lives at Stuguvollmoen where the horses stay during the summer.

Eilert has worked since 2011 as a tour leader. He graduated hoof smith from Vången highschool in Sweden and can count many years of experience when it comes to horses in the mountains. His extensive guiding experience and knowledge makes him very valuable.

Passport and Visa Requirements: Passport valid for at least three months beyond length of stay required by all nationals referred to in the chart except:1. EU nationals holding a valid national ID card. Some EU nationals may be requ. more
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Mountain Treks in Norway
Tour Code: IT-NOGNT
8 days / 7 nights
Dates : July-August

Trip Rating :
Difficulty : Riding Level
Riding Level Explained
Beginner A rider who has limited experience, is unable to post the trot and does not canter.
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.
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.
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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Tack: Swedish army saddles
Horses: Icelandic
Pace: Moderate with walk, trot, tolt and som...
Walk, Trot, Canter,
Airport: Trondheim-Vaernes
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