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Be one of the first to step aboard the Golden Horizon and explore the land of ice and fire with one of our favourite presenters

If, like us, you've been at home itching to plan that next adventure, then look no further than the Tradewind Voyages Golden Horizon, the world's largest square-rigged sailing ship.

On this unique voyage you will find all the creature comforts of a luxury sailing vessel combined with the romance of a classic sailing experience. What's more, by sailing from the UK and back using the currents and prevailing winds, Golden Horizon has sustainability at its heart.

There are some 30 amazing voyages to choose from, but the Iceland itinerary designed for our readers is extra-special. Not only will you explore the best of this land of ice and fire, but you'll be joined by Kate Humble, one of our favourite presenters.

In Reykjavík, Kate will join you at the state-of-the-art LAVA Centre, where you will discover more about this incredible volcanic island. You will also see Eyjafjallajökull, Katla and Hekla volcanoes, and get the chance to step inside a real lava tunnel. And that's just for starters.

On this 15-day voyage, beginning and finishing in Scotland, you can do as much or as little as you want with a range of exciting optional excursions†. From bathing in restorative geothermal pools to riding Icelandic horses and sailing through beautiful fjords, there is plenty to enjoy.

Golden Horizon offers the chance to sail in real luxury. Its spectacular two-tier restaurant serves classic dishes made with locally sourced fresh produce and there are five bars, a library, spa, lounge and gym, while all the spacious en suite cabins enjoy sea views and come with complimentary room service and Wi-Fi.

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Kate Humble
Wildlife presenter

Kate is one of Britain's most popular wildlife presenters. She has travelled to all parts of the globe, and has presented a number of wildlife shows, including Animal Park: Wild In Africa, Seawatch, The Hottest Place On Earth and Volcano Live.

Price includes

  • Join Kate Humble and step inside a real lava tunnel.
  • Pose your questions to Kate during an exclusive talk and Q&A.
  • Sail in luxury for 14 nights on the Golden Horizon.
  • Relax in superb accommodation in a choice of three cabins (all with outside views).

  • Have wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner when served in main restaurant.
  • Free Wifi
  • Fitness classes, gym access, use of the water sports & marina
  • All onboard entertainment and activities
  • Room service
  • Gratuities and service charge


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  1. Day
    Set sail from Greenock
    Greenock, United Kingdom

    Arrive in Greenock at your leisure before checking-in to Golden Horizon and settling in before she sets sail this evening

    Accommodation - Golden Horizon
    Meals - Dinner
  2. Days
    At Sea
    At Sea (Iceland), Iceland

    Relax on-board the magnificent Golden Horizon, walk around the beautiful deck, find a quiet corner in the stylish library, book in for a treatment in the spa and enjoy the on-board entertainment.

    Accommodation - Golden Horizon
    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  3. Day
    Reykjavík, Iceland
    Reykjavík, Iceland

    Welcome to Iceland's modern capital, Reykjavík.
    Optional Evening Excursion: The Blue Lagoon
    The Lagoon has been named one of the world's top 25 wonders by National Geographic and is completely powered by clean, geothermal energy and is environmentally certified. Located in the middle of a rugged lava field, spend approximately two and a half hours relaxing in the waters of the Lagoon.

    Accommodation - Golden Horizon
    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  4. Day
    LAVA Centre with Kate
    Reykjavík, Iceland

    Included Excursion: LAVA Centre with Kate Humble
    Join Kate Humble as we visit the LAVA Centre. LAVA - Iceland Volcano and Earthquake Centre is a state of the art museum consisting of interactive exhibitions that illustrate the birth and development of one of the largest volcanic islands in the world, Iceland. On this educational experience explore the museum and take in "360° views" of Eyjafjallajökull, Katla and Hekla volcanoes. After lunch, continue to Raufarhólshellir lava cave, one of the longest accessible lava tunnels in Iceland. This unique experience will reveal the inner workings of a volcanic eruption.

    Accommodation - Golden Horizon
    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  5. Day
    Ísafjörður waterfall excursion
    Isafjordur, Iceland

    Optional Exursions:
    Optional excursions today include the jewel of the Westfjords, the Dynjandi waterfall on an express tour, a Hesteyri village visit by boat, Vigur Island bird watching and a whale watching trip. Located in the beautiful Arnarfjörður fjord, 100 metres tall, Dynjandi waterfall cascades down a mountainside. Driving from Ísafjörður, admire the glacier carved region in the oldest part of Iceland. Upon arrival you will have plenty of opportunity to explore and take pictures. Admire the views of the majestic waterfall as well as the surrounding landscape.

    Accommodation - Golden Horizon
    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  6. Day
    Akureyri, Iceland

    Optional Exursions:
    Optional excursions today include a driving adventure to discover the highlights of northern Iceland, visiting Námaskarð, a striking geothermal field, the dramatic lava landscape Dimmuborgir, Skútustaðir pseudo-craters and the Goðafoss Waterfall, "Waterfall of the Gods". You could alternatively choose to go whale watching, go horseriding in the Icelandic wilderness, see the Geosea Baths and Goðafoss Waterfall, or go Glacial Canyon River Rafting.

    Accommodation - Golden Horizon
    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  7. Day
    Seyðisfjörður, Iceland

    Optional Exursions:
    Today you can choose to visit Vök Baths, which boasts a collection of serene geothermal floating pools located on the gorgeous Lake Urriðavatn in East Iceland. Vök Baths is Iceland's newest geothermal destination and boasts the country's first and only series of floating pools, allowing guests to soak in the hot water, within and surrounded by the lake. Alternatively, choose to go hiking in Vestdalur Valley or visit Skalanes Nature Reserve.

    Accommodation - Golden Horizon
    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  8. Day
    Djúpivogur, Iceland

    Optional Exursions:
    Today, join an optional excursion to Jökulsárlón for a cruise and a scenic drive around this natural wonder of Iceland: the 100-metre deep glacial river lagoon Jökulsárlón. On this otherworldly excursion start with a scenic drive. Upon arrival, board a boat and begin exploring the pristine waters of the lagoon. Watch the free-flowing icebergs carved from the Breiðamerkurjökull glacier. Make sure to look out for the occasional seal that may emerge from the natural ice-cold waters. On our way back to the ship stop at a local restaurant for lunch and also make a short stop at the serene and beautiful village of Höfn.

    Accommodation - Golden Horizon
    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  9. Day
    At sea
    At Sea (Iceland), Iceland

    Relax on-board the magnificent Golden Horizon, try your hand at the sailing experience, enjoy shows from talented local performers and taste the world's finest whisky & gin in Debeljak's premium onboard bar.

    Accommodation - Golden Horizon
    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  10. Day
    Thorshavn, Faroe Islands

    Welcome to Tórshavn, the capital city of the Faroe Islands, located on Streymoy Island, Tórshavn is known for Tinganes, the old town, dotted with wooden houses and local boutiques. Why not visit Tórshavn Cathedral or the Nordic House cultural center, which offers theater, dance and music performances?

    Accommodation - Golden Horizon
    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  11. Day
    At sea
    At Sea (Iceland), Iceland

    Relax on-board the magnificent Golden Horizon, enjoying meals on board or even complimentary room service* for lazy mornings with breakfast in bed or a private dinner on your own balcony. You can organise optional culinary activities on request, such as wine tastings, or perhaps a themed movie under the stars.

    *selected cabin grades.

    Accommodation - Golden Horizon
    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  12. Day
    Ullapool, United Kingdom

    Wandering the streets of Ullapool, Scotland, you'll see old fishery houses and churches. Outside the village are remanants of the iron age history and farmlands. Guests enjoy visiting Ardmair beach and bay, Rhue Point Lighthouse, Leckmelm Gardens and Lael Forest Gardens, as well as Corrieshalloch Falls.

    Accommodation - Golden Horizon
    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  13. Day
    At sea
    At Sea (Iceland), Iceland

    On board, you can choose from a selection of insightful talks from experts on maritime history, astronomy and geography in addition to the engaging insights you can pick up from resident destination speakers, related to the voyage and ports of call. To make the most of the activities on offer before the end of your cruise, why not enjoy a day experiencing the selection of included water sports from the floating marina? You'll find pico sailboats, kayaks, windsurfing equipment, stand up paddle boards, snorkel gear, and a floating island and trampoline.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  14. Day
    Greenock (for Glasgow)
    Greenock, United Kingdom

    Arrive back in Greenock today after a fantastic cruise.

    Meals - Breakfast


Golden Horizon

The world's largest square-rigged sailing vessel, Golden Horizon. A near replica of the 1913-built ocean vessel, France II, she retains the charm, adventure and romance of an historic ship.

Discover iconic and remote locations of the world, on board a ship which perfectly marries rich sailing heritage and modern luxury, with a sustainable twist.

All 140 cabins are outside facing, so guests can enjoy the breath-taking views. Cabins evoke the luxury and facilities expected of a boutique cruise ship, whilst retaining the charm, adventure and romance of a truly historic sailing vessel.

Style & Character

Golden Horizon attracts like-minded adventure seekers for a sailing experience which allows guests to connect with the elements of the natural world.

The ambience on board is relaxed, casual, elegant and without unnecessary formality. We have created an environment which will encourage our guests to return to time and time again, and to share their stories and experiences.

With grace and beauty, the Golden Horizon is a sailing ship first and foremost, sailing to share adventures with our friends, our guests.

Facilities & Services

Guests can unwind in our on-board spa which boasts a Sauna, Hamman, Snow Room and Jacuzzi. The spa offers a range of treatments including massages, facials, wraps and scrubs. There is also beauty salon, which offers an assortment of treatments including manicures, pedicures and blow-dries and there is a well-stocked library and complimentary wifi.

There are three pools to choose from,a gym, plus a Marina from which you can enjoy a variety of watersports and diving.

Our destination speakers will provide guests with engaging insights, specifically related to the voyage and ports of call.The on-board cruise team offers a full programme of activities including wine tasting and cooking demonstrations.


All 140 cabins and suites enjoy a sea view, as well as twice daily housekeeping and luxury amenities. Cabin interiors offer contemporary luxury, with traditional features and furnishings - a tribute to the nautical heritage of a tall ship.

Owner's Suite: Double or twin beds, living & dining area, balcony, en suite (shower & bath), sofa bed & guest bathroom, walk-in wardrobe, complimentary mini bar and canapes.

Deluxe Balcony Room: Balcony, double or twin beds, sofa bed, en suite with shower over bath, complimentary mini bar.

Cabin: Double bed or twin beds, two portholes, deluxe bathroom with a shower, complimentary water.

Food & Drink

Breakfast, lunch and daytime offerings can be traditional or light and fresh and include dishes with a local flavour.

Our full-service dinner is served over two levels in our spectacular main dining room. A selection of wines and beers are complimentary in the main dining room.

There are five bars including two outside bars and a piano bar which is perfect for enjoying a drink with new friends. Elsewhere, our premium beverage bar, Debeljak's, is stocked with some of the world's finest spirits.

Our resident pianist and musical duo will entertain guests and, as we travel the world, local shows, dancers and singers will help to immerse our guests in the local culture.


Our philosophy is simple but unique - we will follow the sun, using the winds and the currents, to take us to magical beaches and port destinations.

Our aim is to be powered by nature whenever possible and we intend to sail, without using propulsion, for around 70% of each season.

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