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.

  • Experience breathtaking nature at Gimsøy on the Norwegian Sea.
  • Try horseback riding on your own Icelandic horse.
  • Ride along white sandy beaches and listen to the waves.
  • Chance to see the Northern lights during autumn and winter.
  • Direction

    Southbound direction

  • Season

    Available all year

  • Difficulty level

    Level 3: Medium

  • Duration

    3 hours 30 min

  • Min. passengers


  • Max. passengers


  • Booking code


  • From

    195 €

  • Notices

    Comfortable shoes, warm clothing. Note: Max weight of passenger 110 kg.

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.


Practical information:

  • Disembarking port: Svolvær
  • Embarking port: Stamsund
  • Available period:  All year (except 31 December)
  • Transportation:  Bus/Horse
  • Clothes/Footwear: Comfortable shoes, warm clothing. Riding boots and rainproof outerwear available
  • Note: Max weight of passenger 110 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

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