Enjoy the beautiful landscape of Toten accompanied by our Icelandic horses
Grytenholm Isigard is a horsefarm with Icelandic horses only, situated in the outskirts of the hills of “Totenåsen” with a magnificent view of Lake Mjøsa. 2002 we bought the farm Grytenholm, which means stoney meadows, and our dream of living with horses came true. We now own a pack of Icelandic horses who roam about in wide meadows. Our horses enjoy in winter large paddocks, or the can stay in our stables.We also provide a normal riding track in addition to an Icelandic 200 mts oval track. The beautiful landscape surrounding our farm will give you relaxing and enjoyable trekkings. During autumn, winter and spring we run a riding school offering riding lessons. In summer we arrange shorter or longer riding trekkings in smaller groups of 5 participants. If you wish to have a private riding lesson to explore the Icelandic horse, we also provide that, as well as yoga lessons combined with riding, both on individual or group basis. May be you want to enjøy picking blueberries or wild raspberries from horseback ? Get acquainted to the Icelandic horse with the at least 5 gaits –Explore the world of the Icelandic horse !
2 hours trekking: from 7 yrs. – beginners and experienced – Price NOK 500,-. We ride along in relaxed speed enjoying the woods on forest paths and small roads, where we rarely meet people – may be a moose ? Groups or individuals – all year around.
Halfday trekking: 4 hours – from 7n yrs. – a bit experienced to experienced riders. Price NOK 800,-. We ride into the forest of Totenåsen and we enjøy the different gaits of the Icelandic horses – surely you will enjoy the tölt. We make a break, where you enjoy your lunch (to bring with you) – Groups or individuals – all year around.
Fullday trekking: 8 hours – from 9 yrs. – experienced riders only. Price NOK 1.300,-. We ride into the “wild” forest of Totenåsen, where you will have magnificent views in different directions into the highest mountains in Norway, although we are not in the high mountains.. We ride along forest paths or “into the wild, off tracks”, and you enjoy the different gaits of the Icelandic horse. We take some breaks during the course, and main break might be in Torsætra, a hospitable forest inn with excellent food (not included in our price). Groups or individuals – In summer from June to end of September.
Trekkings on the line: 1 hour. For young riders under 7 yrs. We make a promenade with the horses into the woods and accompany the riders on the line, so that young riders or disabled can explore the woods on horseback. Price NOK 300,-. Whole year.
Private riding lessons: I hour. Explore the Icelandic horse and the world of gaits…. Individuals or in groups. Price NOK 350,-. Whole year.
All our horseback trekkings are conducted by one or two riding guides. On your arrival we are very much concerned about picking out the right horse for the rider. Our prices all include renting (and wearing) riding helmets. When riding, please do not wear sneakers, but shoes with somewhat kind of heels.
Our concern is harmony between man and horse collaborating in the nature, because we might explore wild animals. We ride in smaller groups and might likely watch moose, deer, hares, grouse and other forest birds. Bears and wolves are rarely seen in our area, but there are lots of cows and sheep pasturing around. We can enjoy tölting around….
Who are we ? Inger-Lise athorized riding teacher and Fit2Ride horseyoygainstructor with more than 40 years riding experience. Ole Arild is also an experienced rider and qualified tour leader. Our son, Håkon works on the farm occasionally and has been riding since a little boy, competition rider and breaking in horses with experience from Iceland and Norway.
We have fluent language competence in English, German and French, in addition to knowledge in Italian, Icelandic and Spanish.
Opening hours: In summer we ride daily from 9 AM to 6 PM. Please book in advance latest in the evening. Full day trekkings must be booked at least 1 day on beforehand. Please dial: + 4791824455, +4741243209.