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Lofoten: Guided Horse Riding Tour Over Hov and Hovsund

1. 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.

From Leknes: North Lofoten Panoramic VIP Tour w/ Pickup

2. From Leknes: North Lofoten Panoramic VIP Tour w/ Pickup

You will enjoy a relaxing and slow-paced tour along the bucolic landscapes of north Lofoten You will first travel along the southern cost of the Vestvågoy island to reach Henningsvaer, a charming fishing village with its white palafitte houses. You will then visit Kabelvag, the ost ancient settlement in the arctic where king Øystein Magnusson built the first fishermen cabins, and Svolvaer, the most lively center of the archipelago, from where it is possible to admire the rocky horns of the "Geita", the goat of Svolvaer. It is also possible to visit the Magic Ice bar (entrance not included) You will then move to the little island of Gimsøy with its charming little church in an unique setup. By driving along the farms of the Vestvågøy island we will reach the little village of Eggum with its large sandy beach. At Aalan Gard you will meet the goats and will have the chance to taste some delicious local cheese. You will then have the chance, if you want, to visit the Viking museum (entrance not included) and learn the history of the chief Olaf Tvennumbruni and his fierce people. I will then take you back to Leknes with your eyes full of unforgettable memories. 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.

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