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Riding at Koli

Experience Koli from horsepack

Horse riding is a fun way to explore the nature of Koli, and riding with horses is a unique experience. You can enjoy horse riding all year round in Koli and Vuonislahti, as long as you have the right equipment. Even less experienced riders can go on guided horseback rides. Calm Icelandic horses are easy to ride, and the trips are always planned and carried out according to the level of the participants.


The travel accommodation Paimentupa is located near Koli National Park. At Paimentupa, you can stay and go on horseback riding excursions throughout the year. Hiking trails and skiing tracks start right from the vicinity of the courtyard.

At Paimentupa you can stay in apartments with your own kitchen and toilet/shower. During the summer, there are also traditional and cozy summer cottage rooms available. Guests staying in the cottage rooms have access to shared toilet/shower facilities and a summer kitchen. During the summer, breakfast is available.

Paimentupa also rents traditional lakeside cottages where you can enjoy the gentle steam of a wood-burning sauna while admiring the lake view.

Paimentupa organizes horseback riding excursions year-round with friendly Icelandic horses. You can explore the stunning nature of Koli on horseback led by an experienced guide. Even beginners can participate in peaceful rides. You can also admire the Icelandic horses grazing in the courtyard while enjoying your morning coffee on the terrace.