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Explore the Golden Circle attractions, then head across the countryside for a really thrilling and adrenaline-pumping buggy ride through the outback.

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.


  • Þingvellir National Park (Thingvellir)
  • Gullfoss Waterfall
  • Geysir Geothermal Area
  • Buggy Riding


  • Pick up & drop off in Reykjavík
  • Small Group Experience
  • Golden Circle Tour
  • Visits to all Highlights Buggy Riding Tour (1 hour)
  • All Buggy Riding Safety Equipment

What to bring

  • Warm layers
  • Waterproof top layer
  • Headwear
  • Gloves
  • Scarves
  • Strong shoes

Tour Snapshot

Availability All Year
Duration 10 hours (1 hour on buggy)
Departs From Reykjavik
Level Easy Suitable for most people in fair condition.
Minimum age 8 years
Meet on Location No
Pick Up Yes


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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 and 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 an excellent rally-driving-like feel as you race up hills and down into valleys, over crazily rough terrain and across streams. The route varies 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.

Pick-up is at 08:00 from your hotel or a 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’ pick-up list.

Please note: 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 to upgrade.

You need to bring a valid driving license.


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.

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.

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 super 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.

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.

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.

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. View Golden Circle Tours.

The tour is based around the three most popular attractions in Iceland Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss Waterfall and The Great Geysir. We offer several Golden Circle trips that combine sightseeing with some of our adventure tours.

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