Horse Riding

Activity in Norway

Horse Riding in Norway - Exploring nature the traditional way

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What is man’s true best friend? Some say dogs, and others say horses. Thankfully, Lyngen Lodge offers up the opportunity to spend time with both, with dog sledding in the colder months and horse riding when it gets warmer.

The guided horse riding tours at Lyngen Lodge are a great way to explore the Lyngen Alps from a different perspective. The native Lyngshest horses are natural explorers themselves, and it is a real delight to be able to travel the mountainous landscape with them.

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The Horses

The Native Horses of Lyngen

This is a great opportunity to get to know the local horses of the Lyngen Alps. The Lyngshest horses are a unique breed that originated right here in Lyngen. In past days, these horses were the backbone of the local workforce, supporting farmers and forest industries. The breed nearly died out until a recent rescue by an enthusiastic breeder – there are now a healthy number of Lyngshest horses, mainly involved in recreational riding.

Horse Riding

The Experience

Going Horseback Riding in Norway

As real Lyngen locals, the Lyngshest horses are able to take you all around the Lyngen Alps and over relatively difficult terrain. Our guided tours can take you to lakes, rivers, and other amazing viewpoints in different places above the fjords.

The Activity

Horse Riding for all ages in Norway

The Lyngshest horses are strong and sturdy, but are above all incredibly good natured and friendly animals. Their care for their riders, along with the know-how of our guides, makes this a fantastic activity for families and people of all ages.

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Interesting facts about Lyngshest horses and horseback riding in Norway:

Did you know...

  • Despite the small size of most Lyngshest horses, there are legends that Viking warriors used to ride into battle on them
  • Lyngshests were officially endangered in the 1960s when, according to some reports, only around 20 of the horses survived
  • Today, there are well over 3000 in northern Norway, mainly involved in recreational riding