Iconic Golden Circle Day Tour with Fridheimar and Icelandic Horses

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kr.12990

Min Age

8

Duration

Overview

The Golden Circle is the most renowned and liked day trip in Iceland, encompassing three must-see natural wonders – Thingvellir National Park, Geysir Geothermal Area, and Gullfoss waterfall. These stunning sites exemplify the effects of both tectonic movements and glacial erosion on the surrounding landscape, making them unique stops that no visitor should miss. Our small group Iconic Golden Circle Day Tour with Fridheimar and Icelandic Horses tour includes a visit to the extensive Friðheimar Farm, where we will see an Icelandic horse show at the stables, tour the greenhouse, and taste delicious tomatoes. We will also visit the Kerið Volcanic Crater. All stops on the tour are easily accessible to all. To ensure a comfortable and personalized experience, we take a minibus. Join us and relish the magnificent sights along this incredible route. Find more

This type of tour is highly recommended for those who want to see the best of Iceland’s natural wonders in a convenient and comfortable way, as well as in a smaller group setting.

Find more about Iconic Golden Circle Day Tour with Fridheimar and Icelandic Horses below:

Tour Highlights

  • Kerið Volcanic Crater
  • Friðheimar Farm
  • Icelandic Horse Show
  • Gullfoss Waterfall
  • Geysir Geothermal Area
  • Thingvellir National Park


Included/Exclude

  • Professional guide
  • Pickup and drop off in Reykjavík
  • Entrance fees to Kerid
  • Guided tour at Friðheimar farm
  • Tomato tasting at the greenhouse
  • Horse Show at the farm
  • Coffee/tea at stables
  • Reserved table at Fridheimar for optional lunch
  • Free WiFi
  • Food and drinks

Tour Plan

Kerið Volcanic Crater

Kerið Volcanic Crater is a natural wonder located in the south of Iceland, and it’s one of the must-see stops on our small group tour of the Golden Circle. The crater was formed about 6,500 years ago during a volcanic eruption and has since filled with bright blue-green water, surrounded by steep red slopes. Visitors can walk along the rim of the crater, gazing down into the lake and taking in the breathtaking views of the surrounding volcanic landscape. Don’t miss the opportunity to witness this unique geological formation, which exemplifies Iceland’s rare natural beauty.

Friðheimar Farm

Friðheimar Farm is our delightful second destination on the Golden Circle small group tour. The farm is renowned for both its greenhouse and horse stables. You will begin by meeting the unique Icelandic horses at the farm’s famous stables. These horses are known for their small stature, strength, and good spirits, and their five unique gaits for which they are renowned will be demonstrated by your hosts. Next, you will visit the greenhouse, which is powered by geothermal energy and features a variety of tomato species that thrive under powerful sun lamps. You will have a guided tour of the greenhouse and learn how Icelanders utilize geothermal energy in horticulture. Afterward, you’ll have time to savor the fruits of these labors and relish a leisurely lunch at your reserved table; please note that lunch is not included in your tour price.

Gullfoss waterfall

Gullfoss waterfall is the third destination on our Golden Circle small group tour, and it’s a breathtaking spectacle you won’t want to miss. The waterfall boasts an impressive two-tiered drop of 32 meters into the Hvítá river canyon, creating a magnificent display of natural beauty. As you approach, you’ll hear the thundering sound of the water before glimpsing the mist rising above the canyon walls. You’ll have plenty of time to snap photos and admire the view before continuing on to our next destination. It’s no wonder that Gullfoss is one of Iceland’s most beloved waterfalls and a top attraction on the Golden Circle tour.

Geysir geothermal area

Geysir geothermal area is the fourth exciting destination on our small group Golden Circle tour. This remarkable site features a variety of geothermal wonders, including hot springs, mud pools, and fumaroles. The area is also home to the famous Geysir, after which all other geysers take their name. The Geysir erupts every few minutes, shooting boiling water up to 70 meters into the air. Visitors can also stroll around the geothermal area’s otherworldly landscape, marveling at this unique example of the incredible power of Iceland’s volcanic landscape. A visit to Geysir geothermal area is sure to be an unforgettable experience that brings you closer to the natural wonders of Iceland.

Thingvellir National Park

Thingvellir National Park as the last destination on our small group Golden Circle tour. Thingvellir is a must-see destination for anyone visiting Iceland. It’s a place where you can stand between two continents, North America and Eurasia, as they slowly drift apart. But that’s just one aspect of its awe-inspiring beauty: Thingvellir is also the site of Iceland’s first parliament, established over a thousand years ago in AD 930, and it’s been designated a UNESCO World Heritage site. You can explore the stunning Öxarárfoss waterfall, visit the old parliament building, and even dive into the glacier-fed Silfra fissure for an unforgettable snorkeling experience. Thingvellir National Park is a perfect finale to our Golden Circle tour, providing a perfect end to our journey.

What do I need to bring

  • Iceland’s unpredictable weather makes warm, water-resistant, and windproof clothing a practical choice.
  • Make sure to wear sturdy shoes suitable for walking and exploring Iceland’s diverse terrain.
  • Electronic tickets are the norm for Iceland’s popular attractions and tours, so there’s no need to worry about printing anything out ahead of time.

Important information

  • Tour is 9 hours long but weather can affect the tour length.
  • English guide available
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16

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Tropical regions

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No. Each kayaking place is for one person only. Passengers are unable to share a kayaking place as we customise the kayaks and dry suits for each individual kayaker at the beginning of each voyage.

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Balcony Stateroom Superior

Deck: 4 & 6

Cabin and balcony combined size: 29.2m² – 35.2m² (314.3ft² – 378.9ft²)

Beds: 
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King bed

 
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Twin beds

Features

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Private en-suite (wheelchair accessible)

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Private balcony

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Full size window

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Desk area

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Closet space

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Room-controlled thermostat

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Room safe

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42″ flat-screen TV

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Mini bar*

Cabin Inclusion

  • 1 x 3-in-1 polar jacket per person (polar voyages only)

Some of these rooms are equipped with wheelchair accessible bathrooms.

*Please note mini bar items are chargeable in all cabins except Junior Suite and Captain’s Suite

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Sea kayaking holidays in the humbling wilderness of Antarcticathe Arctic, and some of the world’s most biodiverse regions, are guaranteed to stir your soul. Paddle between brash ice and icebergs of all shapes and sizes, absorbing the majestic scenery as it unfolds before you. 

In Antarctica, keep your camera on-hand for unforgettable encounters with penguins, seals and whales, and occasionally leopard seals or orcas. In the Arctic, prepare to  paddle under nesting bird colonies, past massive glaciers and around large iceberg. 

Led by experienced guides, you and your small group of like-minded adventurers will paddle between ice floes, brash ice and icebergs of all shapes and sizes. Paddling is one of the best ways to access and intimately explore the beautiful coastlines we visit and therefore make the most of your time in the wild and remote destinations we visit

Top reasons to choose a Sea Kayaking holiday

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See wildlife unobtrusively

Kayaking is one of the best ways to spot rare wildlife, from penguins to puffins.

Annotation 2023-04-28 030913

Stay fit on your holiday

Being active every day on your holiday means you don’t have to feel guilty about being spoilt by our expert chefs!

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Knowledgeable guides

Our experienced sea kayak guides will help bring your chosen destination to life.

Annotation 2023-04-28 031035

Enhance your experience

Add another layer to your once-in-a-lifetime holiday and make the most out of your time in some of the most remote places on earth.

Annotation 2023-04-28 031035

Make friends

Become lifelong friends with your small group of like-minded adventurers.

Annotation 2023-04-28 031119

Better access

Access intimate bays and coves that bigger crafts can’t reach.​

Annotation 2023-04-28 031119

Become an expert

Hone your kayaking skills and gain a hobby for life!

Annotation 2023-04-28 031213

It's fun!

Have the time of your life exploring some of the wildest places on earth from the water.

FAQs

Our guide to paddler ratio is 1:10 and we provide an accompanying safety Zodiac. There are 26 places available in Antarctica and tropical voyages, 20 in temperate regions, South Georgia and all Arctic trips except in Franz Josef Land where the maximum is 16 kayakers.

Kayakers must be 14 or over.

Sea kayaking is offered in place of regular shore excursions. We aim to paddle as often as possible. Depending on the voyage, we generally aim to paddle twice per day.

Sea kayaking is offered in place of regular shore excursions. We aim to paddle as often as possible. Depending on the voyage, we generally aim to paddle twice per day.

If the weather changes during our outing we will head back to the ship and perhaps join a shore excursion. The ship’s captain, expedition leader and kayak guide always maintain close contact to ensure a safe paddling experience. We do not attempt to paddle too far away from the ship. The emphasis is on experiencing the destination rather than travelling long distances.

The kayaks are made with a hard plastic and are easily paddled in swell and conducting shore landings, and through small patches of brash ice. We manoeuvre around the larger ice chunks and floes.

Polar regions

Kayaking in the poles offers a unique wildlife viewing experience. In Antarctica, we have many opportunities to encounter penguins, seals and whales, and occasionally we may even spot leopard seals or orcas. In the Arctic, we’ll paddle under nesting bird colonies, past massive glaciers and around large icebergs, however we maintain a safe distance from polar bears and walruses. Our guides carry rifles and flare guns in the Arctic to ensure your safety against polar bears.

Temperate regions

Kayakers in wild temperate regions will have a unique wildlife experience, with possible encounters with seals and basking sharks. You will have the opportunity to view some of the largest sea bird colonies in the northern hemisphere.

Tropical regions

The superb wildlife-viewing opportunities are endless in the astonishingly biodiverse nature reserves we visit. Kayaks offer a unique opportunity to view marine and land mammals, coral reefs, tropical fish, sea birds and an astonishing range of rainforest birds. We will bring our snorkelling gear with us during our paddles and take advantage of any opportunities to view marine life up close.

In the unlikely event of a capsize, your experienced guide will assist by righting the kayak, stabilising it then pumping it out. Paddlers will re-enter with the guide’s help, or with a support Zodiac. With drysuits and warm clothing underneath you will be comfortable in cold water for up to half an hour. Note that the kayaks have separate compartments with bulkheads, which means they will float after a capsize.

No. Each kayaking place is for one person only. Passengers are unable to share a kayaking place as we customise the kayaks and dry suits for each individual kayaker at the beginning of each voyage.

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