Gimsøy has large protected areas with a rare fauna and an interesting bird life. At Hov, with its beautiful location on the north side of the island, we find the golf course and beautiful sandy beaches. Beside the golf course are also a horse farm with Icelandic horses, from where you can ride on sandy beaches and ancient Viking trails.
The mountain Hoven, with its 368 m., is the perfect destination for an evening hike to view the midnight sun in the summer and provides an amazing 360-degree views of mountains and sea. Hov is a popular place to see the northern lights in winter and maybe even ride under the magical Northern Lights.