Golden Circle Super Jeep & Buggy Riding tour
The Golden Circle Sights and Buggy Riding Tour
Explore the Golden Circle attractions, then head across the countryside for a really thrilling and adrenaline-pumping buggy ride through the outback. Super Jeep combo tour.
This combo tour blends the fascinating and spectacular sights of the Golden Circle with exciting buggy riding through the rugged hills – history, world famous natural wonders and spine-tingling exhilaration. Travel in a small group by sturdy and comfortable Super Jeep.
February to October
10 hours (1 hour on buggy)
Meet on location
- Tour highlights
- Small group experience
- Þingvellir National Park (Thingvellir)
- Gullfoss Waterfall
- Geysir Geothermal Area Buggy Riding
- Pick up & drop off in Reykjavík
- Small Group Experience
- Super Jeep Tour
- Visits to all Highlights Buggy Riding Tour (1 hour)
- All Buggy Riding Safety Equipment
Your knowledgeable driver / guide will show you the three famous Golden Circle sights, a journey into the outback country for your exhilarating hour-long buggy ride is fitted around this.
At Þingvellir National Park you will see the stunning place where great history, culture and incredible geology merge together and, where, the North American and Eurasian Continental plates have actually moved apart. Let´s start with history! In the year 930 AD / CE, the Icelandic Parliament was formed here, Þingvellir means ‘Assembly Plains’, every year people came from all corners of the land to participate in this really important event, called the Alþing. Now for some geology! Those tectonic plates are still slowly moving apart, so the rift valley is ever-widening. You are sure to appreciate the beautiful and dramatic views at Þingvellir, with the picturesque lake and the craggy Almannagjá gorge.
You will see the now dormant Great Geysir at Geysir; but don´t worry, Strokkur a nearby geyser explodes hot water and clouds of steam, sometimes over 30 m high, every few minutes. So you will certainly witness this amazing geological phenomenon for yourself – an extraordinary sight.
Gullfoss is a mighty roaring waterfall fed by the glacial Hvítá river. There are attractive pathways and a few points from which you can view Gullfoss waterfall as it drops 32 m. From some vantage points it looks as though the turbulent flow just disappears into the earth, instead of falling into a great crevasse. Gullfoss means ‘Golden Falls’, so don´t be surprised by the golden spray around the waterfall – now is your opportunity to take that atmospheric photo!
Your buggy ride will be fitted in around the Golden Circle sights, to get to the start you are driven along some rough dirt tracks, perfect to start the adrenaline pumping ready for the action part of the day!
You and your companion sit side by side (unless you have opted for the solo rider upgrade). Now for the goosebump-raising and adrenaline soaring part, there is a great rally driving-like feel as you race up hills and down into valleys, over crazily rough terrain and across streams. The route various according to the conditions but rough dirt trails way off the beaten path are always chosen. Are you up for it?
The tour returns to Reykjavík at approximately 18:30, you are then dropped off where we picked you up.
What to bring: Warm layers, waterproof top layer, headwear, gloves, scarves and strong shoes. Jeans are not really suitable for the buggy ride, so wear something else if you can.
Pick up is at 08:30 from your hotel or nearby selected meeting point in Reykjavik. Picking everyone up can take up to 30 minutes so your patience is greatly appreciated.
Available pick-up points: Arctic Adventures’s pick-up list.
2 people ride each buggy. If you are on your own, there is an odd number in your group, or you prefer to ride solo, you should select a solo rider upgrade.
You need to bring a valid driving license.
No, not on this tour, but you will get an opportunity to buy lunch on the way.
This is a great question. We would like to ask all participants to be ready from the start of the pick-up time as you could be our first pick-up.
Please be at your assigned pick-up location from the start time of your pick-up and wait for your guide to arrive.
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.
No, absolutely not. Due to safety reasons, it is strictly prohibited. If we suspect that participants are intoxicated we will prohibit them from joining the tour.
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 Special Tours, has been a favorite with families traveling with young children, these guys have a great success rate in seeing whales (upwards of 98% in the summer time). 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 (the hot spring part is particularly popular with the kids:)). 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.
We recommend that you have personal health insurance coverage when participating in any adventure activities in Iceland, we actually recommend that whenever and whereever you travel you take out a good travel insurance, as world travelers ourselves it has saved us money and aggravation many times.
Before starting any of our more technical trips, 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 particular trip. 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.
Last we would like to underline how important it is to dress according to instructions of the tour and the weather of the day. Always read the “what to bring” very well.
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.
The Golden Circle is a name for the very popular sightseeing route that connects Reykjavík with Þingvellir National Park (Thingvellir), Geysir Hot Springs and Gullfoss Waterfall. We offer several Golden Circle trips that combine sightseeing with some of our adventure tours.
Yes, we offer the tour Golden Circle small group tour which is basically the Golden Circle with some extra stops. This tour is focusing on sightseeing and the history of Iceland. Our stops are Gullfoss waterfall, Þingvellir national park (home to one of the first parliaments of the world), Geysir hot spring area and the historic Skálholt cathedral.
We offer numerous options to spice up your Golden Circle tour and to make the most of your day. Here is a list of all of some great tours.
All year around options:
All our tours are undertaken on the responsibility of its participants. Arctic Adventures does not assume any responsibility for accidents that are caused by its customers or can be traced to their own actions. Participants have to sign a waiver before undertaking all trips stating that they realize that all outdoor activities carry an inherent risk.
Price from 46.900 ISK per person.
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