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Two Hours Trail Riding Tour With Icelandic Horses

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Duration
time-raw3 hours
Difficulty
Very Easy
Starting point
Hiking Old Stable Raatesalmi
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Experience the beauty of Finnish nature, and take a ride on Icelandic horses through Nordic pine and spruce forests for a chance to spot reindeer and other local animals in their natural habitat.

What to expect?

From our unique and protected historical location on the lakeside, this two hour trail riding tour takes us through scenic landscapes in the heart of Kuusamo’s wilderness. The area around our farm is ideal for horseback riding. We are surrounded by beautiful arctic forest wilderness and we have a good chance to see wild animals e.g. reindeer. On our tours, you’ll experience Finland’s nature at its best. Our trails go through typical Nordic pine and spruce forests and small paths will lead us to remote lakes, swamps, hills and forest fields. During the ride, you will also experience Icelandic horses' own unique gate called tölt. They is wonderfully soft to sit on and easy to ride even for beginners.

The Icelandic horse

The Icelandic horse is a unique breed of small horses that came to Iceland with the first settlers from Norway 1100 years ago.

The Icelandic, as it is commonly referred to, is known for being sure-footed and able to cross rough terrain. It displays two gaits in addition to the typical walk, trot, and gallop commonly displayed by other breeds. The first additional gait is a cotton-soft four-beat lateral ambling gait called tölt.

Tölt is known for its acceleration and speed, it is also very comfortable for the rider and the ground-covering.

What is included?

Helmet

Is this experience for me?

Weight limit is 90 to 100 kg (200 lb to 220 lb) depending on horse and riders' experience. We have couple of bigger geldings, who can carry a rider up to 110 kg (240 lb). If you have bigger or heavier riders in your group, please let us know, so we can arrange horses beforehand.

What do I need to bring?

Clothing

During winter time, please bring warm clothing, especially for children.

  • If you bring your own riding gear, please make sure that you've disinfected all gear after previous riding at other stables.
  • Wear clothes according to weather. You shall always wear long trousers, which you feel comfortable to wear and move around in. Avoid very slippery materials. When riding, you shall always wear a shirt with sleeves, no t-shirts.
  • Rule of thumb is that it is better to wear too much clothes, rather that too little. Pay attention to your gloves and shoes. Toes and fingers will get cold first. Winter skiing clothes are a good choice for winter riding.
  • A helmet is mandatory for every rider in all cases. You can loan a helmet from us. Please make sure that your winter hat is slim fit, so it can fit under the helmet.
  • You should always wear gloves when riding, in summer and winter too.
  • If it is raining, please wear suitable clothes.

Additional information

  • Voucher: You will receive a secure voucher to either print out or present on your mobile phone.
    • Cancellation Policy: For a full refund, please cancel at least 24 hours prior to the start date of the experience.
    • Quality Assurance: Travelade only works with selected local partners we trust to provide high quality service.

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$73