Hov Gård is a horse farm beautifully situated on a white sandy beach on the island of Gimsøy, one of the six major Lofoten Islands. Most of our horses are Icelandic and are descendants of the horses from the Viking Age in Norway. Here at Hov Gård you can experience the majestic Lofoten landscapes on horseback, a once-in-a-lifetime adventure!
Hov is one of the oldest places in Lofoten. Many historical monuments have been found here including burial sites of two Viking ships, a huge amphitheatre that was likely used for sacrifices and pagan rituals, and various Norse Viking graves. We believe that the resident Viking chieftain, Tore Hjort, was located here over 1000 years ago. He is mentioned in the Viking sagas and was killed by King Olav Tryggvason during the Christianization of Norway’
What We Offer
We offer riding tours (and other horse activities), delicious meals at our cozy Låven Restaurant, camping and possibility to book a sauna on the beach for your private use. Hov Gård farm is owned by Frode Hov who is the seventh generation of his family owning and running the farm.
If you’re interested in playing golf and/or staying in a lodge, Lofoten Links Golf and Lodges are very close to us.