About us

We arrange horseback riding, riding holidays, mountain riding and riding camps.

The 2021 summer season will be soon here and our updated program for the summer season can be found here.

Fjellrittet is a small family business owned by Torgeir Svalesen – together with his children Jo, Ole and Tor. Astrid Lange, Knut Aasveen and Terje Bråten are members of the crew.

Fjellrittet was established in 1986. The activities we offer can be found in the menu at the top of the page. To register for a tour, go to our registration page and fill out the tour number, name and address and when you want to enroll. You will then receive a confirmation with information about equipment, attendance and payment.

We are actively working with the quality of control in the tourist-orientated horse businesses.  We have been developing “Bransjestandard Hest” together with the Norsk Hestesenter and we are approved in this standard.

The horses we use are mainly lettdøl, Icelandic horses, welsh cob and various mixtures. Horses are our lifestyle and we want to take you on a tour of the stunning Norwegian nature.

Our horses are mostly lettdøl horses (a Norwegian breed), Icelandic horses, Welsh Cobs and several other breeds. Horses are our life, and we would love to show you the fantastic Norwegian nature by horseback on one of our trails.

The tours are organized so that we ride from place to place and stay overnight in mountain lodges, cabins, hotels and in wilderness huts. Your luggage will be transported by a support vehicle and we have saddle-bags for you to carry what you need during the day.

All trails/arrangements have the Østre Okshovd farm as basecamp, an officially registered riding center. The treks head up towards and into the south/eastern part of Jotunheimen. Jotunheimen is situated in the middle of South Norway and it is Norway’s biggest mountainous region. Here you can find Norway’s highest mountain, Galdhøpiggen (2469 m above sea level) and many tourist- and mountain cottages. The heart of Jotunheimen is protected as a national park.

Torgeir is responsible for the practical logistics of the trails. He is a trained agronomist, and educated as a farrier and driving instructor 2. He has completed training courses such as “activity leader in tourism” and several advanced first-aid training courses. He speaks both English and German.

The youngest family members, Jo, Ole and Tor help as well, when they are needed.

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