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Lofoten by horse – Hurtigruten land excursion

Lofoten islands. Photo by Baard Loeken www.nordnorge.comLofoten by horse – Enjoy the incredible scenery of the Lofoten Islands from the saddle of an Icelandic steed on this excursion.

This is an optional land excursion which you can add to your Hurtigruten cruise booked through Fjord Travel Norway. The land excursion will appear during the cruise booking process, with prices and details.

Lofoten Islands, Svolvaer. Photo by Frithjof Fure, Innovation Norway

Lofoten Islands, Svolvaer

You’ll be picked up at the port in Svolvaer and taken to meet your Icelandic steeds at the Hov Horse Farm in Gimsoy on the Lofoten archipelago’s Atlantic coast. Once here, it’s time to saddle up, and experience the wonder of a sunset trot through the powdery white sand, over hillsides and past exciting relics from the Viking Age. As an island, Gimsoy has the greatest concentration of ’saga’ relics and in Hov, these monuments are etched into the landscape.

This is a fantastic way to experience the beauty of the Lofoten Islands; the gentle ambling gait for which the Icelandic horses’ are renowned makes this a horseback ride suitable for riders with all levels of experience. Icelandic horses are well-known for their good temperament and you’re sure to have a friend for life by the time your hack comes to an end. After dismounting and stretching your legs, you’re taken to Stamsund where the Hurtigruten ship is waiting for you.

Practical info:

Lofoten islands Norway. Photo by Reiner Schaufler, Nordnorsk Reiseliv

Lofoten scenery

Duration: 3 hours 30 min
Transportation: Bus and horse
Clothes/footwear: Comfortable shoes and warm clothing.
Please note: No horse-riding experience necessary. Max. weight of passenger is 110 kg. Min. age is 5 years with and adult, 16 years to ride alone.
Available: June 1- August 31
Land excursion #9D

Available on the following Hurtigruten Cruise package:
Cruise package Oslo-Kirkenes-Bergen, 8 nights

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