Trail riding tours with Icelandic horses

Trail riding tours at Old Raatesalmi

We offer trail riding tours in different levels with our tölting sweet Icelandics. The trails go through spectacular Nordic forests. Our routes travel in versatile ground with uphills and downhills, slower parts in the forest and faster parts where we try tölt, canter and gallop. The forest is also alive with animals, such as reindeer, grouses, Siberian Jays and other animals. 

We have all four seasons here, and they are all beautiful. Winters in northern Finland are as real as they get. We have plenty of snow and you are able to experience the darkness of arctic nights, see the aurora borealis and millions of stars.  It's truly magical to ride and trust your horse in the dark forest while enjoying the clean air. Spring is short but pretty, as the nature comes alive once again after the long winter. Summer is all about the midnight sun, that doesn't set at all for awhile, making riding during night a real fairytale experience. Autumn is the season of colours everywhere. The trees turn yellow and orange, the forest floor burgundy. This is the season to admire all that nature has to show us.

You're welcome to ride with us whether you are an experienced rider or climbing on a horse for the first time. We always customise our tours to fit the rider's level and liking. We try to keep our group sizes small, so it's easier for the guide to direct everyone individually: after all the horses are also different from each other. At Old Raatesalmi you get to experince some special things with horses, such as Arctic Night trail ridings in the darkness, lake ridings in the summer and sauna and excellent food after the riding tour.