2hr Buggy 'Blue Mountains Adventure' from Reykjavik

Summary

Depart your Reykjavik hotel and travel to the buggy station on the city’s outskirts. On arrival, listen to a safety briefing, put on the supplied helmet, thermal coveralls, and gloves, and hop inside your comfortable, 2-seater buggy with your companion. Each buggy seats a driver and a passenger, and the price is based on two people per vehicle. Once in your buggy, get instructions on driving, and when you and your passenger feel ready, clip on your safety buckles, and start out on your exhilarating 2-hour mountain tour. Traveling behind your guide, head out along lowland trails through rocky lava fields, muddy pools and water and snow. Be prepared for a different challenge around each bend — there’s a wide variety of terrains to tackle. Then, put your foot on the gas pedal and steel your nerves as you start on a demanding ascent of Úlfarsfell Mountain. Follow your guide up the mountainside, and thrill as you conquer the final ridge to arrive at the summit. Then, pull up to take in the spectacular views over Reykjavik, the North Atlantic Ocean and imperious Esja Mountain towering in the distance. Next, descend the slopes and stop to admire the epic landscapes that surround Hafravatn Lake, all beautifully reflected in the mirror-glass waters. After about two hours of exploring in your buggy, rumble back to base, feeling exhausted but elated. Your experience then concludes with a drop-off back at your Reykjavik hotel. If you want a longer buggy adventure and to test your driving skills further, upgrade to the more challenging ‘extreme’ 3-hour ride. Please note: children aged six years and over are permitted to ride as a buggy passenger.

Tour info

Duration
3 hours 30 minutes
Group Size
Pricing (From)
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Meeting Point
Dropoff location

Why take this tour?

Amazing unique tour of combination of lava fields and geothermal landscapes. Here you will begin your day by being picked up by the buggy operator and taken to their new headquarters and be briefed to go over safety instructions. You can even have a free cup of coffee at their base camp. You will set your journey through lava fields and venture to Hellisheidi Geothermal power plant. The power plant provides electricity and hot water to the whole capital of Iceland Reykjavik. You will see the skiing mountains of Reykjavik called Blue Mountains. We will ascend to Hengill Mountain range and see a fantastic view through all the steams coming from all around the Geothermal power plant.

What’s included?

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Reykjavik area

  • Professional instructor-guide

  • Transport by comfortable vehicle

  • Safety briefing

  • Use of a buggy vehicle, thermal overalls, rain gear, helmets, balaclavas, gloves

  • Food and drinks

  • Gratuities

Frequently asked questions

Things to know

Before you book

  • Duration: 3h 30m

  • Mobile tickets accepted

  • Instant confirmation

Covid Policy

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands

We at Safari are taking the risk and therefore taken measurements to prevent further spread of COVID-19 very serious. The health of our customers and employees is our utmost priority. Therefore, we have adjusted our procedures to meet the requirements given by the Directorate of Health.

Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

About operator:

Safari Quads is an ATV & Buggy tour operator located in Reykjavik, Iceland. Our company was established in 2003 making us the oldest ATV Quad tour company in Iceland! Our operation had quite a humble beginning; we set our first roots on a farm in the countryside of West Iceland. Our tours were rugged back then – we like to think of them as ‘vintage’, but this was the birthplace of our passion and that is one thing that has not changed. We aim to provide our guests with an authentic experience with intimate exposure to the fascinating spectacle that is Iceland´s natural landscape. We left the farmland behind in 2008 and returned to civilization in Reykjavik to set up our latest and greatest basecamp. We are now located under 15 minutes away from the heart of the city making our tours easily accessible to adventurous travellers. Reykjavik´s backyard has proven to be an alluring natural playground for our ATVs and buggies with pristine mountains and stunning lakes.

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