Svolvær – at the heart of Lofoten - Stamsund – the essence of Lofoten

Lofoten by Horse


Price from €269

Difficulty level

Level 3: Active - good mobility needed

Booking code



3 hours 30 minutes


Read the practical information below

  • Experience breathtaking nature on the island of Gimsøy in Lofoten

  • Try horseback riding with your own Icelandic horse

  • Ride on white sandy beaches while listening to the waves

  • See the Northern Lights on horseback during autumn and winter

A short bus ride from Svolvær brings us to Hov on the island of Gimsøy. Considered one of the oldest places in Lofoten, the area has boat mounds and tombs from the Viking Age. We’ll be visiting Hov Hestegård, a horse-riding centre located on a farm with views of Mount Hoven and the ocean. 

It’s now time to meet your magnificent Icelandic horse and saddle up for a horseback ride along a guided trail to the beach. We’ll follow the white sandy beach by the North Sea, passing remains from the Viking era on our way. During fall and winter, we ride through the rugged terrain in darkness, listening to the waves and looking out for the Northern Lights.  

The route and the horses are well suited for both beginners and experienced riders. The Icelandic horse is widely known for its calm temper and comfortable gait, whether at a slow or fast trot.

Practical information

  • Disembarking port: Svolvær

  • Embarking port: Stamsund

  • Available: 1 Jan - 30 Dec

  • Transportation:  Bus and horse

  • Clothes: Comfortable shoes, warm clothing. Riding boots and rainproof outerwear are available

  • Max weight of passenger 90 kg. No horse-riding experience necessary

  • Minimum age limit: 5 years old when accompanied by an adult

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