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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- Sigurd TAsker, NorwayTrip Type:Friends getawaySuperb autumn05/10/2015A group of 13 guys stayed here for a weekend in October. We went horseback riding in the woods, and tried the bow & arrow, both great activities. The owners and staff at Mesna were very friendly and... Read full review
- Paweł ŁTrip Type:Friends getawayAbsolutely amazing!05/10/2016Dear Camilla and Kristoffer, thank you very much for the amazing weekend at Mesna! It couldn’t be better! The riding was such a fun, and it was all because I got the best horse😉 I enjoyed the... Read full review
- Tom ØNorwayTrip 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