Spend a summer day in Lapland in the company of an Icelandic horse!
Our Icelandic horses live in the immediate vicinity of Levi Centre, and we organise riding treks into the countryside for all riding enthusiasts in Levi's wonderful fell scenery. The horses are small, cute and charming, yet strong, tough and sure-footed. Icelandic horses are often mentioned in Icelandic sagas; in days gone by, they were used as Vikings' warhorses, and were greatly respected. Icelandic horses have five kinds of gait: walk, trot, gallop, pace and a special one called 'tölt'. 'Tölt' is a pleasant gait, where the rider sits as if in an armchair. Above all, this is something that must be experienced.
No previous experience is required for the trek, as our good-natured, gentle horses can also take beginners safely on their backs into the forest or on the fells.
Duration: Three days and two nights
Degree of difficulty: quite easy, although it is good to have previous riding experience, age limit for children is 12 years unless they have previous experience on riding treks
Size of group: Minimum 5 persons, maximum 5 persons
Availability: Bookable during the summer and autumn, (no available in the period 24.6-11.8.2012.
Excellent in the Autumn Time.
Equipment needed: Outdoor clothing to suit the weather conditions and riding.
Price: EUR 490/person, including initial training, guiding services, riding gear, accommodation in a log house by lake Kätkäjärvi and meals.
Languages used: Finnish, English
For further information: Weight limit for riders 90-100 kg. The existing travel insurance is recommended.
tel: +358 (0)40 581 1882