From our unique and protected historical location on the lakeside, this two hour trail riding tour take 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 good chance to see wild animals e.g. reindeers. In 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. It is wonderfully soft to sit and easy to ride even for beginners.
Our riding tours suit riders of all ages and abilities. Service languanges are English and Finnish.
For longer tours and other services, please refer to Wanha Raatesalmi website in English.
The Icelandic horse
The Icelandic horse is a unique breed of smallish 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 rider and ground-covering.
You can make a booking below. Online booking will close 14 hours prior to the start of the tour. Last minute bookings or if you wish to come outside of the standard start times, please send us email or call: firstname.lastname@example.org or +358-40-1502606