Horse sleigh and carriage rides

Horse sleigh and carriage rides

Venabustallen arranges carriage rides in summer and horse sleigh in winter. These trips are available seasonally throughout the year, please contact us for more information. We offer exclusive tours for larger groups.


HORSE SLEIGH RIDES winter 2019/2020

Join us on a traditional Norwegian experience! We arrange a number of horse sleigh rides during the week, throughout winter. We can also arrange exclusive tours for groups with a minimum of 5 people.

Enjoy the vast beauty of the mountains together with our lovely Dole horses. Horse sleigh rides (“Kanefart” in Norwegian) boast a long and proud tradition in Norway. Historically, horses decorated with jingle bells pulled sleighs fitted with burning torches through the snow for grand events such as winter weddings, New Year and Christmas celebrations, or for local balls and festive events. In addition, sleigh-pulling horses were instrumental to the survival of small, remote towns, who had no other means of accessing supplies. The tradition continues to flourish, now as part of Norwegian tourism, rejuvenating appreciation for the horse’s role in modern civilisation.

Our horses will take you through the forest, where you will experience the peace and silence of the mountains in winter. The only sounds you will hear are hooves against soft snow, the horses’ snorting and the bells jingling to the rhythm of the horses’ strides. The tours last for a short hour, in total, ending with a glass of hot mulled wine inside our cosy lavvu.

Price 280,- per person, 150,- for children under 10 yrs. Free for children under three years sitting on their parent’s lap.



Venabustallen arranges carriage rides of various lengths in summer and autumn.

A carriage ride is a great horse activity for non-riders and family outings. Our carriage seats upto 8 adults when led by two horses. These tours are accessible to people with limited mobility. Our usual route follows the scenic Flaksjøvegen beside Venabygdsfjellet’s largest lake. Tours are available from half an hour upto two hours. We are happy to tailor a tour according to the wishes of your group! Please contact us if you are interested in our carriage rides!

Please contact us for prices.

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Venabu Fjellhotell
Rondevegen 840
Phone no..:0047 9221 3456