Lofoten by horse
Like the idea of horseback riding along a remote beach and terrain once inhabited by Vikings? Join us for this excursion along the shore of Gimsøy island on the open North Atlantic Ocean.
The tour starts with an early evening bus trip from Svolvær to Hov Hestegård on Gimsøy, Here, we begin our guided trail ride on Icelandic horses through breathtaking nature! We journey across on a long white sandy beach along the Norwegian Sea, through rugged rocky terrain, and among remains from the Viking Age. During summer there is perpetual daylight, but during autumn and winter we ride in darkness, listening to the waves slap the shoreline and gazing skyward to see the mystical Northern Lights.
The route and horses are well suited for both beginners and experienced riders. Icelandic horses are known for their gentle temperament and comfortable gait. If you wish to go a bit faster, you get the chance to try trot and tölt. Come along and join us on this unforgettable Lofoten experience.