Faroe Islands (Tórshavn): Horseback Riding, Riding Stable, Riding Academy, Trailriding, Horse Riding Vacation

Regional Description: Riding in Faroe Islands

Faroe Islands Pony - © Maria Joensen - Faroe Islands - Transferred from da.wikipedia to Commons by Thomas81 using CommonsHelper., CC BY 3.0

Faroe Islands Pony - © Maria Joensen - Faroe Islands - Transferred from da.wikipedia to Commons by Thomas81 using CommonsHelper., CC BY 3.0 Licence

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Go horse riding on the Faroe Islands around the beautyful capital city of Tórshavn. Officially the Faroe Islands with it's capital city Tórshavn are a part of the kingdom of Denmark. But the Faroe Islands are an independent country with their own tasks of military, education, trade and legal affairs. As they are part of the danish Kingdom they are not part of the European Union. The Faroe Islands also have their own currency, which is the Faores króna, but this currency is connected to the danish króna by an exchange rate of 1:1. The Faroe Islands are located between Norway in the east, the United Kingdom in the south and Iceland in the west. They are inside the gulf stream. So the gulf of mexico stream keeps the temperature up all year long. The climate is typically atlantic. You have cool summers with average temperatures of 12 or 13 degrees Celsius during the period of June to September. But also in winter the temperatures go down only to 3 to 6 degrees Celsius. This is why the water in the harbours of the Faroe Islands is not freezing. The islands are windy, cloudy and cool throughout the year with an average of 210 rainy or snowy days per year.

There are about 50000 inhabitants on the Faroe Islands and the size of the Faroe Islands is about 1400 square kilometers or 540 square miles. The Faroe Islands have many beautyful natural attractions, which are also interesting for horseback riding people. But the most important thing for horse riding on the Faroe Islands and around the capital city Tórshavn is the special breed of the Faroese Pony. The Faroese Pony is is typically called Faroese horse by the Faroese people. Even the size of the pony, which is about 115 to 125 centimeters, so about 45 to 49 inches, is typical for a pony. But the breed of Faroese Pony is very strong, so that is why the people say horse insead of pony. The horses are well trained to go over the country, have a very long wintercoat which is also dense and water repellent. Because of their mild temperament, they are considered very suitable for children. The estimated number of horses of all breeds in the Faroes is around 400. The most popular breed in the Faroes is the Icelandic horse. So, saddle up and go horseback riding with the beautyful horses through a breathtaking scenery on the Faroe Islands. There are some offers for riding instruction too on the Faroe Islands, just contact one of the riding stables listed below.

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    Berg Hestar

    Oyggjavegur 59, Tórshavn (100)

    • 62.01250965577926
    • -6.805557131701789
    • Berg Hestar
    • 8975
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    Davidsen Hestar

    Miðvágur (370)

    • 62.09231492955949
    • -7.399223323445767
    • Davidsen Hestar
    • 8976

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