Practical information

Practical information

Are you going out riding? This is nice to know.

Weight Limit

Even though our Icelandic horses are strong, we have a weight limit of 90 kg on the short trips such as Lofoten to Horse, Midnight sun tour and the Northern Lights Tour. On longer tours, the weight limit is 90kg also depending on riding skills.

Your riding skills

At Hov Gård, we have horses for everyone! We will choose a horse for you depending of your weight, age and riding skills. To insure the perfect match we ask for your riding experience in advance. Please be honest and don’t write ‘intermediate’ if you have only been a couple of times on a horse. If you are insecure of the level, contact us. If the guide notice that you riding skills will not fit to the booked tour we keep the right to change or cancel your tour, depending on availability.

What is included ?

We provide helmets, gloves, warm overalls, waterproof rain gears and boots. During the winter, we also provide head lamps and safety vests. During the low season, we offer transfers on requests from Svolvær/Leknes.


The age limit to ride a horse on our own is 8 years old. Under this age, we advice you to book an extra guide (+650 NOK) to keep an eye on our kid. . Under 5 years old, we offer a lead rope tour for a safe beginning.