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Buggy Extreme 3-Hour Ride

Explore Icelandic Geothermal activity on a Buggy

An exciting 3-hour Buggy ride around the extraordinary Hellisheidi Geothermal plant!

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Buggy is a new and extremely fun way to explore Iceland. Only minutes out of Reykjavík you will be deep into Icelandic nature on a 2-person Buggy ride to explore the amazing Hellisheiði Geothermal plant. Going up and down hills, over rivers and into fertile valleys to have smokey hot springs all around slowly steaming around you as you ride around the trails. You won’t stop smiling, this tour is exciting in every way!

  • Availability

    May. - Nov.

  • Duration

    3 hours 4-4,5 hours with transfer

  • Duration Overwrite

  • Level

    Challenging

  • Pickup

    Yes

  • Meet on location

    Yes

  • Min. Age

    8 year

  • Departs from Overwrite

  • Price from

    36.900 ISK

Tour highlights
3 full hours out on the Buggy trails
The Thousand water route
Adventuring next to Hellisheidi Geothermal plant
Natural steamy areas
Included
3 hour Buggy ride
Sightseeing over Hellisheidi geothermal plant
Gear: overalls, helmets, balaclavas, gloves

At the base, you will meet your friendly guide who will go over everything that you need to know for the adventure ahead. With safety instructions out of the way, we will get our helmet and overalls on and pick our Buggy. Buggies are the new it thing here in Iceland and people are loving it!

It’s exciting to see how quickly you are out from downtown Reykjavík and into beautiful clean and remote-like nature.

Going up and down hills and into steam filled wallies where you will find the interesting Hellisheiði Geothermal plants. Smoke is rising in the area as we go around exploring and your guide will tell you all about the green energy in Iceland and how it works best to provide Icelanders with energy, heat and power. The trails are so much fun and the nature surrounding it is always changing. This tour is a sure way to have a fun and memorable time in Iceland.

We are proud to welcome you to drive one of our brand new 4×4 2015 buggy’s , they are all equipped with automatic transmission, 800 cc Rotax V-Twin engine, roll cage, safety belts and the double A-arm front suspension which is going to make your ride comfortable and safe. All of our Buggies are road legal and fully inspected.

Pick-up is at 09:00 / 13:00 from your hotel or a nearby meeting point in Reykjavík. Picking everyone up can take up to 30 minutes, your patience is much appreciated.
Available pick-up points: Arctic Adventures’s pick-up list.

Meet on location time: 09:15 / 13:15

Please note

NOTE: You must use the "Single ride extra" to include how many will be riding solo in a car (if any). Additional 14.900 ISK is charged for a single ride, when booked are odd numbers (1, 3, 5, 7 etc)

Do I need a driving license to operate the ATV/Buggy?

Yes, you do need to have a valid driving license from your home country.

Do I need a special motorcycle or scooter license?

No, you don’t need to have a specific motorcycle license, a regular driver’s license is enough to be able to join the tour.

Is there a weight limit for this activity?

Weight limit 140 KG per person – combined weight per ATV / buggy 220 KG

Is this tour safe?
Before starting any of the activities, participants will receive a safety briefing highlighting the safe and proper use of equipment, the role of guides during the trip, and the significant risks and hazards involved in their activity.
The safety briefing will also cover potentially foreseeable scenarios that may arise and explain how participants should react in such circumstances. Our guides will also outline their expectations of participants during the trip where needed and address any specific questions or concerns that may arise during this time.
Any medical conditions or personal health concerns that may jeopardize your well-being or affect your ability to meet the physical demands of the trip must be clearly communicated to the trip leader before the tour start.
Any medications you may require for minor medical conditions (asthma inhalers, etc.), should be kept close and you should bring it with you on the trip if possible. It is important that you notify your guide about such medications and their whereabouts before setting off.
Do I need any insurance before going on an Arctic Adventures tour?

As with any and all world travel, we strongly recommend having travel insurances that can provide cover if you need to cancel your travel reservation with short notice. We also recommend that you have personal health insurance coverage when participating in any adventure activities in Iceland.

How is it best to be ready for a pick-up for a tour with Arctic Adventures?

This is a great question. We ask all participants to be ready from the start of the pickup time indicated. This is because you may well be the first pick up of the day. Please be at your assigned location at the start time that you chose when booking the tour.

Here you should wait for your guide.

Have your email and phone number listed with us so we can contact you if we run into any trouble finding you.

View our pick-up locations in Reykjavík.

Can I drink alcohol before or during Arctic Adventures tours?

Before and during activities on the multi-day tours consumption of alcohol is prohibited. If we suspect that a participant is intoxicated, we will prohibit them from joining the activity.

After the activities of the day are finished, you are welcome to have a drink and relax.

Do you offer any family friendly tours, for younger children?

Yes, we do. Langjökull Ice Cave is a magical experience, the tour has no minimum age and is a wonderful option for the whole family. Whale Watching with our partner company Elding has been a favourite with families traveling with young children, these guys have a great success rate in seeing whales (upwards of 98% in the summertime).

Another option would be the Landmannalaugar Safari on this tour you get to explore parts of the Icelandic highlands and bathe in natural hot springs. Most of our jeep tours are also suitable for children over the age of 6 years old. If you would like a nice and relaxing experience we would also recommend the Golden Circle & Secret Lagoon tour.

Can the itinerary for the tour change?

Your safety is our number one priority! Keeping this in mind, Arctic Adventures reserves the right to adjust the itinerary and/or take different routes depending on conditions. Please read more information in our cancellation policy.

Is there a guide on each Arctic Adventures tour?

Yes, there is a specially trained and certified guide on each of our tours. The only exception to this is for our self-drive tours.

All of our tours are guided in English.

Can the guide advise if I am eligible for rescheduling the tour and/or a refund?

No, for all your questions and concerns you would need to contact our customer service.

What type of power outlets are used in Iceland? Do I need to bring an adapter?

The standard in Iceland is 230V and 50Hz and we use F-type power sockets and plugs, so you might have to bring an adaptor if you are visiting from UK, USA, Canada or other countries using a different voltage, Hz or plugs.

How are the tours rated in terms of difficulty?

Our tours are split into four different categories that help participants to understand what to expect from the tour. The categories are Easy, Moderate, Challenging and Demanding. Each tour is rated making it easier to find tours that suit you.

For further information about the difficulty ratings and descriptions.

 

How does carbon offsetting work?

We’ve partnered with the Kolviður Fund in a new carbon offsetting program, which passengers can select to participate in at the time of booking.

The Kolviður Fund is the oldest, most respected carbon offsetting program in Iceland. With your support, one tree will be planted in special Kolviður forests in Iceland to carbon offset your tour with us.

Kolviður forests are strategically planted to absorb the maximum amount of CO2 and the forests are protected for a minimum of 60 years. During their lifetime the trees absorb carbon and store it in their root system, trunk, and branches. Trees also prevent soil erosion and maintain storage of carbon in the soil.

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