Vikings of the Lofoten

Ride in the footsteps of the Vikings on the back of incredible Icelandic horses! Exploring the magical Lofoten archipelago from horseback together with tasting the Scandinavian cuisine and lifestyle is an experience you will not regret.

Best period

March - October

Price

From € 2.170

Ideal length

6 days/5 nights

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Highlights

Ride through the remarkable Lofoten archipelago, a place like nowhere on earth.
See the northern lights or midnight sun, two fascinating natural phenomena, from horseback.
Enjoy riding on the Iceland horse, one of the most iconic horse breeds across the world.
Get a taste of the trendy Scandinavian cuisine and lifestyle.

Quick facts

At a glance

During this multiday riding tour you’ll experience the remarkable landscape, culture and history of the Lofoten archipelago from horseback. Located far north of the Arctic Circle, Lofoten is a place like nowhere else on earth. Idyllic fishing villages with coloured houses, majestic mountain peaks, deep arctic fjords, squawking seabirds and scenic beaches. You’ll explore this magical environment from the back of the incredible Icelandic horses.

Riding a different route every day, you’ll enjoy five riding days with an average of 5 – 6 hours in the saddle per day and a shorter ride on the first day. This shorter ride will start at 10:00 pm. Depending on the season, this will allow you to see the midnight sun or (if you’re lucky) the northern lights from horseback! The day rides will take you, among other places, to unspoilt beaches and rocky valleys on the islands of Gimsøy and Vestvågøy. A few nights the horses stay where you finished the day’s ride while you shuttle back to the lodges, so you get to explore different areas of the Lofoten archipelago. You’ll also have the opportunity to visit the traditional Aalan Cheese Farm.

More information

Your home for the week are brand-new, Scandinavian-style lodges located just off the beach at Hov. The lodges are oriented toward the north 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. There is a sauna and hot tub available to book for private use (not included).

Breakfast and dinner is served at a rustic restaurant, located at walking distance from the lodges. It’s a unique venue built in a more than 70-years old beautifully redecorated barn house. The restaurant offers traditional local food as well as a modern cuisine, allowing you to get a taste of the delicious Norwegian cuisine. Lunch is consumed en route of the day rides.

What do others say?

I highly recommend Outside the Corral as a partner for your next riding holiday. Laure-Anne understood our travel expectations very well and translated this in an attractive travel proposal. My questions at the start quickly became a non-issue thanks to Laure-Anne's expertise and the excellent guidance on site. OTC more than fulfilled its promise of a unique journey. I have already planned my next trip!
Edwin D'Hondt
Fantastic horseback safari in Botswana! Everything was perfectly arranged from start to finish. If we had questions during the preparations, Laure-Anne was always there for us! An unforgettable experience with fantastic guides and staff, well-cared horses, super delicious food and much more. Everything met my expectations and more. Outside the Corral will definitely see me back for my future riding holidays!
Ellen Roosen
Laure-Anne has been a perfect guide for our riding holiday to Portugal. From the first moment, she gave a lot of confidence and was also always willing to answer questions as quickly as possible. The holiday itself was more than successful. To such an extent that we will immediately book again for next year. The countdown can already begin! Thank you, Laure-Anne, for this unforgettable experience!
I had an absolutely incredible time with my daughter at Castle Leslie in Ireland. The accommodations were stunning, and we were treated to excellent guidance and fantastic horses. Whether you're a seasoned rider or someone with little jumping experience, the cross-country riding at Castle Leslie is an exhilarating experience. Thank you to Laure-Anne and Outside the Corral for the great guidance and personal approach!
Inge Meijers

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