Family with one 10 year old child looking for horseback riding and Iceland highlights

  Group of 2 adults and 1 child visited Iceland in December 2016

“We are a couple in our forties with a 10 year old son. We would like to see the northern lights and blue lagoon. We're also interested in reindeer sledge rides and if possible horse riding. My 10 year old is a competent rider... it would be him and myself riding. He would also like to go on snow mobile.

As for the accommodation we'd be looking for 4 star hotels and are interested in escorted / guided tours in small groups.”


Bjorn Gudmundsson, a local specialist from Iceland, helped this traveler put together a customized itinerary based on Top 12 Family Activities in Iceland.

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Traveler

Sounds great! I will connect you with our local expert Bjorn, who can take care of your trip.

Traveler

He's specialized in adventure travel + family travel, so you will be in excellent hands with him.

Traveler

thank you!

Traveler

No problem! In the meantime let me know if you have any questions about how our site works etc.

Traveler

oh forgot fishing for the other half!

yes please if you could give me a rough outline of how the site works,thanks

Traveler

Here's how kimkim works:
1/ We connect you to a professional, licensed local operator. In your case this is Bjorn Gudmundsson.
2/ Bjorn will create a proposed itinerary for you based on the information you provided
3/ You can provide your feedback to Bjorn and he will adjust the plan until you're happy
4/ Once you're 100% happy with the plan you can confirm your trip by paying us through our secure payment platform
5/ Bjorn will take care of everything for you, incl airport hotels, activities, transport etc.

So basically we take care of your entire trip (except the international flight to Reykjavik).

Our travelers tend to love the convenience of this process, and the fact that you work with a local expert who lives in Iceland.

Let me know if you have more questions.

Traveler

that sounds excellent, thank you

Traveler

Great, you will receive an email when Bjorn joins the conversation here.

Bjorn

Hi, nice to meet you.

My name is Bjorn and I am a Iceland travel expert at kimkim. I am born and raised in Iceland and I know my country well by experience. I love traveling around the Icelandic countryside with my camera in hand capturing the breathtaking nature and landscape.
I am very happy to assist you in planning your Iceland adventure!

If possible could you please provide me with an approximate budget for the land portions in Iceland?
You seem to have some great ideas about how to spend your time in Iceland so when I know your budget idea I will put together a quote based on your wishes and my suggestions. Hope that sounds good and to hear from you soon.

Traveler

Hi Bjork
I suppose around £3,000 max as we have to get flights on top of that.
We would like to hire outdoor wear too to save on luggage!

We're after time to relax as we've had an awful year and want to see/do something different.

does this sound feasible?

Traveler

hi, an update

were looking at flying out on 15th december and returning on 19th december with icelandair, to stay in Reykjavík.

as mentioned my son and i would like to go riding to see the scenery and wildlife, we'd like to go on at least one sight seeing tour plus going on snow mobiles.

the main thing is weather permitting to see the northern lights.

4 star hotel (do any have an indoor swimming pool...or a hot tub) ....not sure if to include only breakfast or breakfast and dinner......what do you think?

would like a reindeer sledge ride if possible or a husky sledge ride

and anything you could recommend? my 10 year old is always on the go!

thanks

sorry about grammar, in a rush!!

Bjorn

Hi, thank you very much for the update. I am working on a quote for you and will send it to you later today.

Bjorn

One more thing, can I ask where you will be flying from?

Bjorn

Hi,
Attached you will find a quote that has everything you asked for and it includes the activities for all 3 of you and a 4* hotel for 4 nights. The horse riding is only for 2 persons though.

The super jeep tours are much more expensive than coach tours but they are of course done in smaller groups and therefore more private. If you would like to lower the total price would you consider to do some of them in a coach? If you do the Northern Lights hunt by a coach you would get a free tour another night if there are no sightings.

I have a 4* hotel in mind for you that has a spa and indoor hot tub. Close to the hotel, around 10 min. walk is a large outdoor swimming pool and hot tubs. The walk from this hotel to downtown Reykjavik is around 20 min or 5 min by taxi. If you prefer a hotel that is located closer to the center let me know but there might not be a hot tub or a swimming pool.
There are many great restaurants in Reykjavik that we recommend. I would say that best is to have only breakfast included.

Note that the quote depends on available accommodation.
Please take a look at this and let me know what you think and if you have any questions.

Traveler

Hi Bjorn

All sounds great, we would fly from London Gatwick, the return flight unfortunately leaves early in the morning.

My partner travels alot with work and knew it was expensive.

Do we get a taxi to / from the activities and are they all booked prior to our arrival?

Thanks again

Bjorn

Hi
I´m glad you like it. All the activities include pick up from your hotel.

Traveler

Just one more thing......the hire of outdoor clothing?

Bjorn

Good morning. Would you like to rent clothing for each trip or for the whole time?

Traveler

Probably the whole time? Assume that would make life easier for everyone?

Bjorn

Hi. I am checking outdoor clothing rental and if there is an option for children clothes. By the looks of it though of what I´ve seen so far it seems that renting outdoor gear is quite pricey. I will let you know when I have more information.

Traveler

OK, don't put yourself out as we can buy extra here and Wear it/ carry it on the plane....thanks

Traveler

What's the best items to get?

Bjorn

I will put together a packing list with essential things you are going to need for your tours and etc. There are also some great outdoor clothing brans in Iceland if you are interested in that?
Each of you get a free check in luggage with Icelandair with allowance of 23kg (50lsb).

Traveler

great thank you

Traveler

Hi Bjorn, sorry to be a pain but my partner has just told me he cant get time off in December(he's in aviation insurance and its their busiest time of the year) could we swap to Thursday 5th Jan 2017 - Monday 9th Jan 2017?

the flight times are the same....................sorry!!

Bjorn

Hi Rose - of course. The dates are totally up to you :). I just checked the hotel and the price should be the same. Let me know when you are ready to confirm.

Traveler

Smashing will be in touch asap....thanks again

Traveler

Hi Rose,
Just checking in to see if you are ready to move forward.... No rush of course. We look forward to hear from you.
Joost

Traveler

Hi, sorry for delaying, my partner who's idea it was to come to Iceland is now reconsidering the timing and trying to accommodate his work

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