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Categories: Activities

Get on your high horse – Stockholm from the saddle

Publish date: 16 June 2022

Nothing beats true horsepower when sightseeing. Explore the equestrian side of the capital during your stay and experience the city in a unique way.

Stockholm offers a variety of horse rides, be it in lush green areas or through the concrete jungle; you can even ride past the royal castle.

And for those willing to travel outside the city there are stables with Icelandic horses and tours in the surrounding forests. Little ones with a big love for ponies have several fun options and pony rides to discover, from the outdoor museum of Skansen to the city’s wonderful 4H farms. Whichever way you choose to saddle up in Stockholm, you are in for a galloping success. 

Pony up and get hot to trot during your stay at one of these riding schools and stables:

For countryside cool

Lappdals Islandshästar arranges riding tours around Åkersberga through a diverse landscape, with calm horses for unaccustomed riders and more fiery horses for experienced equestrians. Booking link here.

Grim Islandshästar outside Norrtälje offers instructor-accompanied forest rides on Icelandic horses. Tours are available for both beginners and experienced riders. Fika (coffee and snacks) is optional. Book your tour by filling out the website form.

Helenes turridning in Vallentuna, about 30 minutes north of Stockholm. These tours take place in beautiful, green surroundings outside of the city center. Fill out the form on the website to get in touch and book a spot, you can also e-mail

Sofies islandshästar. Tours on Icelandic horses at Häringe Castle, 35 minutes south of Stockholm. E-mail the stable at for information about the next planned outings.

Stall Bobacken is a stable north of Stockholm, close to the Ljusterö archipelago island. In addition to riding camps, experienced riders can rent a horse on their own for 2 hours. Not sure if you are up to the task? Book a private lesson first! E-mail for more info.

For city slickers

Häståkeriet offers a great many different tours for beginners as well as for more experienced riders; guided horse tours at dawn or dusk, in Lill-Jans Forest and Djurgården, horse riding camps, private lessons, and duo lessons. They also offer a selection of bookable activities for larger groups like a Wild West-themed pentathlon or leadership workshops coached by the horses themselves. Find more info and book an activity at their webpage.

Stockholm by Horse provides early morning tours through Stockholm before the city wakes up, as well as tours on the riding paths of the centrally located Djurgården island and the forest Liljanskogen. Book through the website.

For young riders

Haga Gård & Stall in Herräng, north of Stockholm is situated a mere stone's throw from the beach. They mainly offer riding camps for children, but also rides and courses for adults in a beautiful archipelago setting. They also operate a hostel with equipped with a sauna and pentathlon activities for groups. Book via the website or by email to 

Akalla 4H-Farm. Visit the hotel for rabbits, pet the pigs and cuddle with the cats. This 4H Farm is filled with creatures big and small, and cute. The pony rides take place on Sundays from 13.00 but make sure to get here well in advance. It’s possible to book a half-hour tour for a fee. Contact the farm at or call +46-750 81 49. You can reach Akalla by taking the blue subway line from T-centralen. 

Rummeltorp is a family-owned farm 30 minutes from Liljeholmsbron, where horses share the idyllic premises with rabbits, dogs, and chickens. Riders from two years and above are welcome. On your forest tour, there are good chances of spotting local wildlife – sometimes, even moose are sighted! Book in advance by filling out the contact form on the website.

Stora Skuggans 4 H Farm, all children up to 10 years of age are welcome to ride ponies on this 4H farm not very far from the city center. The tours take place every Saturday from 11 until 12 but please come in advance to avoid the lines. Also – don’t miss out on seeing all the other animals!