Horse riding holidays in Finland are gentle rides in the tranquil endless summer light and spirited expeditions through winter’s eerie frozen magic, seeking glimpses of the awe-inspiring Northern Lights. Adventurous riders can enjoy pacey canters on strong, fast and sure-footed Finnish horses, along sandy tracks, through dense forests and by crystal blue lakes in the seclusion of the Lapland Fells.
Ride Icelandic horses with traditional Sami reindeer herders on challenging frozen trails in the northern wilds or take snowy family sleigh rides or day treks on placid ponies through the winter wonderland of the west. Spend memorable nights camping out under the boundless stars or in traditional cabins, eating around campfires and fully immersing yourself in one of Europe’s last great wildernesses. Stay in luxury lodges with refreshing day rides and relaxing evenings spent in the sauna or hot-tub. Central and southern regions have numerous riding centres offering daily lessons and week-long treks. Finland is a country of thousands of lakes and islands to explore, the Åland archipelago alone consists of around 6500 islands, gifting many opportunities for sandy beach rides. Idyllic Kimito, Finland’s largest coastal island is also a super destination for horseback excursions.
Summer or winter, Finland is a realm of infinite equestrian opportunities, with fantastic non-riding activities such as husky sled driving and winter sports making it an all-round amazing choice for a riding holiday.
- Open: 26.-28.5.2017 and 4.-6.8.2017. Daily trekking available.
- Type: Riding and Accommodation
- Riding Style: English