Best Riding Holidays in Scandinavia
If you're currently mulling over your options in regards to riding holidays, here's a guide to some of the best riding destiIf you're currently mulling over your options in regards to riding holidays, here's a guide to some of the best riding destinations in Scandinavia.
Sunday 03 April 2011
Browsing the internet for riding holidays? If you’re planning the adventure of a lifetime, a number of destinations may come to mind, but a region that is certainly worthy of consideration is Scandinavia. From stunning lakes to the jaw dropping natural beauty of glacial fjords, there really is plenty to admire on a Scandinavian riding holiday.
Scandinavian Riding Holidays: Our Recommendations
1. Northern Lights Tour, Finland
Many people dream of witnessing the famous Northern Lights (or the Aurora Borealis to go all scientific on you), and although it’s not always possible to capture this magic moment, there’s certainly no harm in trying on an unforgettable tour that will allow you to ride the rewarding trails of the rugged Finnish landscape. Ride native breeds for a truly special experience.
2. Grand Nikkaluokta Trail, Sweden
During the summer months, we’d recommend taking in the inspiring vistas of the Grand Nikkaluotka. It’s a rewarding vista with an ever-changing landscape, and for those keen to become immersed in the local culture, take the time to visit some Sami communities for an insight into everyday life in the extreme north of Scandinavia.
3. Norwegian Fjords, Norway
Remember to pack the camera if you take the plunge and book a trip to the west of Scandinavia and the striking country of Scandinavia. This enchanting landscape offers some diverse sights, from the beauty of the Fjords to the many attractive coastal towns that mark this country out as must-visit.
4. Hestaport, Iceland
The Icelandic horse is one of the most famous of all horse breeds, so if you want the authentic riding experience, it’s time to arrange your plane ticket to Reykjavik and enjoy the extraordinary trail rides Iceland has to offer. On the southern tip of the Arctic Circle, popular riding destinations include Kjolur, Ishestar and the Snæfellsnes peninsula.
5. Summer Trail, Lapland
Sadly, on this particular holiday, you won’t be able to meet Santa (busy making preparations, apparently), but a summer riding holiday in Lapland does present a wonderful opportunity to explore this fascinating region at a peaceful time of year away from the tourist crowds that descend here during the Christmas rush.
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