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6 Days Following in the Vikings Steps Horse Riding Holiday in Lofoten, Norway
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(No availability) 6 Days Following in the Vikings Steps Horse Riding Holiday in Lofoten, Norway

Lofoten Links Lodges, Hov, 8314 Gimsøysand, Norway

Unique Horse Riding Holiday in Norway

Experience the landscape, culture, and history of Lofoten on horseback! You will ride along the beaches, the Viking roads, and mountains with stunning views on a beautiful Icelandic horse. Attend Viking feasts and be served local cheese and food on the farms you visit.

Key information

  • Rider Weight Limit: 198 pounds / 90 kilograms
  • Horse Height Range: 13 to 14 hands
  • Tack Type: Icelandic tack
  • Horse Breed: Icelandic

Highlights

  • 5 days of riding
  • 2 - 7 hours of riding on each of the five days
  • Ride along beaches, the Vikings roads, and mountains
  • Accessible to intermediate riders and above
  • Northern Lights ride on the first day
  • Breakfasts, lunches, and dinners
  • Full-day riding tour on Gimsøy
  • 5 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


5 days with instruction
Group size: 2-10 participants
Airport transfer included: Leknes Airport
Airport transfer included: Svolvær Airport, Helle
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
16:00
Check-out Time:
11:00

You will be accommodated at Lofoten Links Lodges. They offer accommodation in brand new, high standard lodges just off the beach at Hov, making for the perfect place for your Northern Lights base camp or your summer adventure in Lofoten.

Experience all that Lofoten has to offer and come to enjoy the Northern Lights or midnight sun right from the comfort of the sofa and warmth of the fireplace. The lodges are north facing with a spectacular view towards the Northern Lights in autumn and winter, midnight sun in summer, and the great ocean, which makes them unique in Lofoten.

Program

Day 1: Welcome and Get to Know Your Guides and the Farm (2 hours of riding)

  • Hov Gård will pick you up at Leknes (LKN) or Svolvaer (SVJ) Airport and drive you to the farm.
  • Check-in at Lofoten Links Lodges.
  • Welcome dinner at the restaurant at the farm, Låven pa Hov.
  • Northern Lights Ride: Approximately two hours of riding. Easy ride to become familiar with the guides and horses on the farm. Hopefully, you get to see the Northern Lights on horseback.

Day 2: Full Day Tour on Gimsøy (5-6 hours of riding)

  • Day trip on Gimsøy. Travel the Vikingvei/Viking Old Road and ride down to the Vinje Beach where you will have lunch at the local café.
  • You will end up in the Valley Jenndalen.
  • Drive back to the lodge for the night.

Day 3: Vestvågøy and Aalan Cheese Farm (6-7 hours of riding)

  • Day trip from Borg, riding on gravel roads leading up on the mountains with a view to both the inner and outer side of Lofoten.
  • Ecological lunch at Aalan Farm where you can taste many of their famous goat cheeses.
  • Drive back to the lodge for the night.

Day 4: Day Tour on Gimsøy (5 hours of riding)

  • Day trip on Gimsøy, you will start in Jenndalen and ride through varied terrain.
  • Lunch in the traditional Sami LavvoVinje Valley.
  • Ending at the farm at Hov.

Day 5: Unstad (6-7 hours of riding)

  • Day trip from Borg to Unstad, riding over a mountain with astonishing views.
  • Lunch at Lofoten Gårdsysteri, a goat farm with local delicacies.
  • The day will end at Unstad beach.
  • Drive back to the lodge for the night

Day 6: Departure

  • Breakfast at the restaurant before leaving home from Svolvaer (SVJ) or Leknes (LKN) airports.

Location

Archipelago Lofoten is full of nature and light, and Hov Gård are located at 68 degrees North. Steep mountains, white sandy beaches, and small fishing villages with picturesque red shacks are just a part of what they can offer. Lofoten Links is located at Hov, on Gimsøy, about midway between Svolvaer and Leknes. Facing north, the lights at Hov – be it midnight sun or Northern Lights – is stronger than elsewhere.

Features

Activities

  • Golf course
  • Horse riding
  • Hot tub / Jacuzzi
  • Sauna

General

  • Fireplace
  • Restaurant

Food

During your stay, you will be provided with meals according to the itinerary.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

Hov Gård can arrange sightseeing tours and other activities in Lofoten for an additional cost.

What's included

  • 5 days of riding
  • 2 - 7 hours of riding on each of the five days
  • Guided tours and transport as per the itinerary
  • Meals as per the itinerary
  • 5 nights accommodation

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Drinks
  • Optional sightseeing tours or activities

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Leknes Airport (LKN) or Svolvær Airport, Helle (SVJ). Transfers from and to these airports are included. Hov Gård will pick you up from the airport.

It is easy to get to Lofoten from elsewhere in the country, both by air, sea, and road. The flight time from Oslo is only two hours. Widerøe flies to Svolvaer and Leknes from Bodoe up to seven times a day.

There are daily ferries and catamarans from the mainland and Hurtigruten is calling at Stamsund and Svolvaer, north and southbound every day. If your’re travelling by car, you can use Lofoten mainland connection E-10 through Lofoten which is part of the concept of National Tourist Routes.

Airport: Leknes Airport Airport transfer included: Leknes Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.
Airport: Svolvær Airport, Helle Airport transfer included: Svolvær Airport, Helle No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 20% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
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