Horse drawn sleigh rides are a popular tourist attraction throughout Norway and are often scheduled in the late afternoons, early evenings when dusk falls in the major tourist resorts.
We offer a horse drawn sleigh ride as an option on our Norway cross country ski holiday. The ride takes you through the snow laden forests of venabu and is a romantic atmospheric experience in the twilight with torchlight, jingle bells on the horses' harness and magnificent snow and ice scenery.
The horses used for this trip are called Trond and Lukas, from the 'Døralhester' breed of working farm horses. They are strong, calm horses with thick coats and pull the sleighs nice and steadily.
The sledge ride lasts about half an hour. After the tour we gather around the fire in the candlelit laavu where hot mulled wine and gingerbread are served. The whole program lasts just under an hour.