horseback riding in Lofoten. Four horses on a beach .

Lofoten by Horse

Discover the coastline of Gimsøy on horseback. These Icelandic horses are suitable for beginners or experienced riders.

  • 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
  • Direction

    Southbound direction

  • Season

    Available all year

  • Difficulty level

    Level 3: Active - good mobility needed

  • Duration

    3 hours 30 min

  • Min. passengers


  • Max. passengers


  • Booking code


  • From

    249 €

  • Notices

    Comfortable shoes, warm clothing. Note: Max weight of passenger 90 kg.

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. 

A horseback ride through magnificent scenery A horseback ride through magnificent scenery


  • Disembarking port: Svolvær
  • Embarking port: Stamsund
  • Available period:  All year
    • Not available 31 December
  • Transportation:  Bus/Horse
  • Clothes/Footwear: Comfortable shoes, warm clothing. Riding boots and rainproof outerwear available
  • Note: Max weight of passenger 90 kg. No horse riding experience necessary
  • The excursion may be combined with excursion 9C, Sea Eagle Safari
  • Age limit: 5 years old together with parent