Lofoten by Horse
Imagine horseback riding along a remote beach and terrain once inhabited by Vikings. Join us for this excursion along the shoreline of Gimsøy on the open Norwegian Sea.
Experience breathtaking nature at Gimsøy on the Norwegian Sea
Try horseback riding on an Icelandic horse
Ride along white-sand beaches and listen to the waves
Chance to see the northern lights during autumn and winter
Available all year
Level 3: Medium
3 hours, 30 minutes
Clothes/Footwear: Wear comfortable shoes and warm clothing. Riding boots and rainproof outerwear are available. Maximum weight of passenger is 243 pounds. No horseback-riding experience is necessary. This excursion may be combined with excursion 9C, Sea Eagle Safari.
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 magnificent nature. We journey across on a long white -sand beach along the Norwegian Sea; through rugged, rocky terrain; and among remnants from the Viking Age. During summer there is perpetual daylight, but during autumn and winter we ride in darkness, listening to the waves slap against the shoreline and gazing skyward to seek 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 opportunity to try trot or tölt (faster than a walk but slower than a gallop). Come along on this unforgettable Lofoten experience.
Disembarking port: Svolvær
Embarking port: Stamsund
Available from: All year Not available December 31.
Clothes/Footwear: Wear comfortable shoes and warm clothing
Riding boots and rainproof outerwear are available