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Lofoten: Guided Horse Riding Tour Over Hov and Hovsund

Lofoten: Guided Horse Riding Tour Over Hov and Hovsund

Ride by Icelandic horse from the Hov Gård stable, and take in a scenic ride along Gimsøya Island’s coastline with your guide. See an Arctic beach, a fishing village, and Viking remnants. First, meet your guide and get introduced to your horse for the tour. Get fitted for your helmet, and hear a quick introduction form your guide about how to handle the reins. Then, begin your ride over Hov, an Arctic beach, at a slow pace. We sometimes get lucky enough to observe our local bird life in the summer, including the majestic sea eagle. Next, head towards the fishing village of Hovsund. After a gentle climb and more spectacular views, you can catch a glimpse of the traditional fish-drying racks while riding past ancient remnants from the Viking age before heading back to the stable.

Midnight sun tour

Midnight sun tour

Hov Gård is situated on the northern edge of the island of Gimsøya, which makes it one of the best places in the Lofoten to experience the Midnight sun. We start the ride from our Hov Gård stables while the sun is slowly dipping just above the horizon, offering a never-ending golden hour. After a gentle climb, the views open up, on one side the ocean, and the other side mountains. We make our way to Hovsund, passing the traditional fish drying rack before heading back to the Arctic beach and slowly making our way back home. This tour does not require any experience, and everyone is more than welcome to join. Lofoten by horse is slow-paced, so if you have experience and are looking for something more advanced, look at our longer tour options. This tour cannot be adapted for more experienced riders. We provide helmets, warm clothes, rain gear, boots, and gloves. We put safety first, and if the weather conditions are unsafe, we will have to reschedule.

From Svolvaer: Private Lofoten Islands Tour with Transfer

From Svolvaer: Private Lofoten Islands Tour with Transfer

Enjoy a relaxing tour along mighty peaks, narrow fjords and white sandy beaches with emerald waters. Learn the history of "skrei", the arctic cod, used for the production of stockfish. Admire the famous red "rorbuer", the old fishermen 's cabins. Our tours are fully private, we take only one group at a time (max. 8 pax). If you travel by cruise ship, we recommend to create your group by inviting other guests from your ship. This way you'll get a lower per-person price.

Lofoten Arctic Wildlife Safari

Lofoten Arctic Wildlife Safari

Join an exciting safari in Lofoten's beautiful nature! If you are lucky, you can have a wild animal experience and take some fantastic photos. Lofoten is home to a lot of wildlife. Among the wild animals in Lofoten, it is most common to experience seeing foxes, roe deer, grouse, hares, herons, the White Throated Dipper, eagles and the Norwegian moose. On this tour, a local guide will take you to the places where wild animals have been observed in recent days. This will increase your chances of observing the wildlife in Lofoten. If you are interested in photography, the guide will make sure you get some fantastic photos of Lofoten´s beautiful nature. The trip is suitable for anyone with a desire for a wildlife experience in Lofoten. The trip is especially suitable for those with a passion for photography, but it is not a requirement. You will travel in comfort and we will provide drinks and snacks.

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