Til hovedinnhold

Natural Horsemanship - Iceland

Send application

Do you want to learn how to tame and ride horses in a natural way? How to communicate with the horse in a way that the horse understands? A course for all of you interessted in horses.

On horseback in woods and fields 

Do you fancy a year of lots of riding in idyllic natural surroundings and want to learn about the horse's natural behaviour, body language and needs? Then the Hest - Iceland line is for you. This is the horse line for you who want to develop together with a four-legged partner, and who like to combine horse training with trail riding and outdoor life.

On this line, you will be given 2-3 horses that will be "yours" throughout the year. You get to spend a lot of time on horseback in beautiful nature, together with others who share the same interest. It doesn't matter if you are a beginner or have long experience with horses, for us it is most important that you are committed and want to learn. It is possible to bring your own horse!

Varied, horse-friendly work

We focus on working with horses in a natural and horse-friendly way. We believe in practical and varied work, and work both from the ground and from horseback. We learn to understand the horses, how they communicate with each other and with us.

The horse's health

It is important to us that the horses are well both physically and mentally. You will learn about the horse's natural needs. You also get to join in when the vet, dental hygienist and equiterapaut come to visit.


Mandatory: Yes

Price: Included in course price

Duration: 8 dager

Meals included per day: 3

When April comes, we pack up and travel to Iceland. In April, you can experience Icelandic spring with melting snow and full pressure in the waterfalls. Among other things, we will visit Gullfoss, which is an incredibly beautiful waterfall. When the snow is gone, it also provides more opportunities for tour riding, and we will take advantage of that. We visit the farm Störa kalfalækur and have two days of riding starting from the farm. Here good food and beautiful Icelandic horses! The farm is beautifully located on the west of Iceland, open plains and a good view of the Altlantersea and Snæfjellsjøkulen.

When we arrive in Iceland we rent a car to get around. We will travel around the western half of Iceland from Vik in Myrdal in the south to Langhus farm on the north coast. There will be at least three days of riding on the trip and lots of great nature experiences. The blue lagoon, geysers, waterfalls and black beaches are some of the highlights. There will also be a couple of days in Reykjavik, the world's northernmost capital. The trip lasts a total of 8 jam-packed days of learning, experiences, nature, Icelandic horses, riding and good food together with the class you have become well acquainted with over the past year.

Mandatory: Yes

Price: Included in course price

Duration: 5 dager

Meals included per day: 4

In february, we go to Oppdal for a week in Winter Wonderland. The whole school go together, and you get to learn how to ski. You will get instruction at your level, in alpine skiing, the unique Norwegian telemark technique, snowboarding or cross country skiing - your choice. We visit Oppdal Skiing Resort, and you will get lift tickets for 5 days. This is an unique opportunity to improve your skiing technique - or learn something totally new!

International student at Nordvestlandet folkehøgskole!

As an international student at Nordvestlandet folkehøgskole you will attend to the "International course". Here you will learn the Norwegian language.

You will combine this with one of our nine "major subjects" whithin sports, outdoor life and arts. This way you will experience one year at a traditional Norwegian folk high school while learning the Norwegian language at the same time. The school has 100 students and about 10 of these are foreign students with no knowledge of the Norwegian language. These students constitute the international course.

We have much experience in hosting internationals, and strive to give you the best information in how to apply and to get here.

Nordvestlandet folkehøgskole is located in the county Møre og Romsdal which is famous for its beautiful nature and many fjords. Among them the Geiranger fjord which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

For more information, check out our web page in english

Courses at the school

Send applicationAbout the schoolSchool web page