Hidden Lofoten

Date: Sunday 2 jun 2019 - Sunday 13 Oct 2019 Show map

A family-friendly hidden treasure;
Adorable viking-horses, snug and rustic restaurant and an amazing sandy beach.
Something for everyone.

Lofoten is justly famous for its incredible landscapes and a climate unique for its Arctic location. But this tour will take you to a place that is special even by Lofoten’s high standards. On the north coast of the island of Gimsøy lies the Hov Gård Riding Centre, established on farmland that has been in the same family for seven generations. The restaurant Låven, where you will get to enjoy coffee and cake, is on the top floor of a lovingly restored barn that somehow manages to be both spacious and snug. The original timber has been used wherever possible, the handmade tables are crafted from lumber over 100 years old, and the dark wood gleams in the cosy glow of the log fire. Specially installed windows offer stunning views of the sea and mountainous islands to the northeast. Hov Gård is worth visiting for the restaurant alone, but just a short walk across the road is an unexpected and beautiful little beach, with the ocean going on forever. And what would a riding centre be without horses? Forty-eight Icelandic horses and two Shetland ponies live on the property, and those who aren’t out with visitors you will find in their enclosures just outside the barn. The tour passes the reconstructed longhouse of the Lofotr Viking Museum, and among the photo-stops is the fantastic panoramic view offered at Torvdalshalsen.

So: Incredible landscapes? Check.

Rustically elegant restaurant? Check.

Beach in easy walking distance? Check.

Adorable, super-furry horses? Check.

Truly the panoramic tour with something for everyone!

Practical Information
When: 11 a.m.
Duration: 4 hours
Price: Adult: 850 NOK
Children: 495 NOK

Activity info: Steps on and off the bus, walking on sand, short ramp up to café
Mobility: People with disabilities need to notify us if special transport needs are required. Such requirements will be subject to the availability of suitable transport.

Language: English and German.
Meal: No meal.
Included: AGS Guide and Transport, Coffee and Cake.
Add-ons: Dress for changeable weather, suitable footwear required if visiting the beach.

Child friendly. Not suitable for those with allergies to horses. Certain odours associated with
horses are to be expected!

The excursion starts right at the harbor, where your ship will dock just outside Leknes. There, you will see our little shop to the right, outside the fence, and a large parking lot for buses.

If booked online, please bring your receipt. This will be handed in for free bus and refreshments at the restaurant in Hov. You can bring your receipt and go directly to the bus.

About half an hour before tour departure you will find our bus in this parking lot, marked with the number 100. Your friendly tour guide will also hold up a sign with "Hidden Lofoten" and welcome you.

 The schedule of the excursion and order of stops is adapted to the cruise ships timetable to make sure that
you are back in time and have the best possible experience
 All buses are equipped with air-conditioning
 Family Friendly Excursion
 Additional departures and language combinations upon request (lofoten@arcticguideservice.no)

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