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About Tour

Spend your day in a buggy car exploring Iceland’s main attractions and experiencing a muddy adventure. On your way, you’ll see Haukadalur Geothermal Valley, one of Iceland’s most famous waterfalls – Gullfoss, and witness the greatness of  Langjökull glacier and Skjaldbreið Volcano from the highlands. 

Highlights

  • Ride a buggy car in Golden Circle
  • Explore Icelandic wilderness
  • See Langjökull glacier
  • Ride through Haukadalur Geothermal Valley
  • Watch Gullfoss waterfall
  • Discover Iceland’s highlands

Included

  • Necessary gear

What to bring

  • Waterproof boots
  • Gloves
  • Camera

Tour Snapshot

Availability All Year
Duration 2 hours
Departs From Skjól
Level Moderate
Minimum age 8 years
Meet on Location Yes
Pick Up Yes

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Itinerary

One of the fun and unforgettable ways how you can explore Iceland and its famous Golden Circle route is by traveling in a buggy car.

Your day's trip will start from Skjól's Amazing Basecamp, where you'll get into a buggy car and make your way through Haukadalur Geothermal Valley. The valley is recognized for its hot springs, geysers, and mud pots. You'll then continue your tour to the Icelandic highlands. This is where you'll witness impressive views of Langjökull Glacier and Skjaldbreið Volcano. Langjökull Glacier is famous for being the second-largest glacier in Europe, covering two volcanic systems. Another important attraction that will wait for you is 32 meters high Gullfoss waterfall. 

Your trip will continue on offbeat tracks, through rivers, and into the wilderness. So get ready to return dirty and wet but full of unforgettable memories.

Once you're back at the base camp, it's time to relax and refresh at a nearby Skjól Bistro.

You'll need a valid driver's license to drive the two-seat buggy car. Two people can use the vehicle, but if you prefer to ride alone, you must book it for one person and pay for the upgrade (6.500 ISK).

FAQ

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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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