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!