Explore Mesna on horseback
The Icelandic horse is unique. Bred on Iceland from the first horses brought there by the Vikings over 1000 years ago, this lively and tough horse has adapted to a life outdoors – summer as well as winter – and handles any terrain with great ease. Sensitive and intelligent, it offers a spectacular nature experience – on horseback! For the more experienced rider, mastering the special gaits of the Icelandic horse – the quick tölt, and maybe even the flying pace – is a unique challenge!
At Mesna we offer short and long rides all year round, from a 2-hour forest experience close to the farm to a full-day trip with a coffee break around the campfire, or even a 3- or 4-day trek into the mountains. From our 60-strong herd, we place great emphasis on finding the perfect horse to match every rider to ensure an optimum experience.
Mesna – a hidden gem
If you enjoy horseback riding, have something to celebrate, need a meeting room, or are just looking for a holiday in beautiful surroundings, Mesna is the place for you.
It is home to a herd of 60 strong and lively Icelandic horses, and is a horseback rider’s paradise with forests, tracks, streams, mountains, and lakes. The Barn, located above the stables, is the perfect venue for businesses looking for a modern, yet rustic meeting space with a difference – or for guests looking for a rural and rugged setting for their wedding or other function.
Mesnabakken is an old, rural guest house with wonderful charm and 46 beds. It is situated within walking distance of the Barn at Mesna, in surroundings ideal for skiing, cycling, hiking, paddling, horseback riding, and swimming.
Welcome to Mesna!
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
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- Tom ØAsker, NorwayTrip Type:Solo travelVery professional trail!30/10/2018October 13-14th 2018 I was invited to Mesna Islandshest Senter by a friend of mine. Long time since I have ridden Icelandic horses and I haven't seen my fellow student for almost 27 years. So it was... Read full review
- CCmarvMDEllicott City, MarylandTrip Type:FamilyBest horse riding I’ve ever done02/08/2019This was one of my favorite parts of my Scandinavia trip, Camilla was such a great leader and made riding a new type of horse with new gaits so much easier. It’s extremely affordable and Mesna made... Read full review
- Tourist37861Trip Type:FamilyWhat a magical horse riding experience!05/01/2020A wonderful horse riding experience in the snow! Truly magical! We visited mesna.no over Christmas when it was a little cold and very snowy! Our family of 4 had all ridden before but were all... Read full review