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Buggy and Snorkeling Combo Tour

  • When:
All year
  • Min. age:
12 years
  • Duration:
7-8 hours
  • Pickup:
Meet on location
Snorkeling in Silfra

Buggy and Snorkeling Combo Tour

  • When:
All year
  • Min. age:
12 years
  • Duration:
7-8 hours
  • Pickup:
Meet on location

Explore the rugged Icelandic landscape in a 4×4 buggy and dive into the crystal clear waters of the Silfra Fissure in Iceland’s only UNESCO World Heritage Site. Snorkel through the rift separating the two shifting North American and Eurasian tectonic plates.

What is included

What is included

  • 1-hour guided off-road buggy tour
  • Guided snorkeling tour between tectonic plates
  • All safety equipment needed for the buggy tour (a helmet, balaclavas, gloves, waterproof coveralls, rubber boots)
  • All necessary snorkeling equipment
  • Hot chocolate and cookies after the snorkeling trip
  • English-speaking local guides
  • Hot drinks at the buggy base

Highlights

Highlights

  • Off-road buggy experience
  • River crossings
  • Esja mountain
  • Mosfellsdalur valley
  • Icelandic countryside
  • Rugged mountain tracks
  • Snorkeling between continents
  • Guided Snorkeling tour in Silfra with a Certified PADi® Divemaster
  • Thingvellir National Park
  • Silfra fissure

Tour itinerary

Your adventure will start at the buggy base camp, only 20 minutes from downtown Reykjavík. After you got dressed in our waterproof gear, you’ll drive directly onto bumpy mountain roads, climb hills, cross rivers, and splash around. We’ll stop mid-way for the view, to take photos and to change drivers should you and your travel partner both want to experience the joy of driving a Buggy.

Upon arrival at Silfra, your guide will give you your snorkeling suit and equipment. We will explain how to use this equipment and how to ensure that you will be warm and comfortable during your 30 to 40-minute snorkeling tour of Silfra Hall, Silfra Cathedral and Silfra Lagoon.

During your snorkel, you will explore the stunning parts of Silfra. You will float through Big Crack, Silfra’s narrowest section where the continental plates are so close you can almost touch them simultaneously. The fissure then widens into Silfra Hall, where the full spectrum of Silfra’s colors and clarity become all the more apparent.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions about this tour

No, our buggies are very easy to drive. They are incredibly easy automatic machines that you will master how to drive in only a few minutes. 

No prior experience is needed. You will be driving an automatic 4 Wheel Drive UTV with a full roll cage and long travel suspension. It has the same controls as any automatic car or truck. Put the shift lever into drive and go. Even shifting into 4 wheel drive is just the push of a button.

Wear something you don’t mind getting wet and/or dirty. It is a very good idea to bring an extra set of clothing. Wear a warm base layer (the one touching your skin); wool and synthetic materials are best.

We provide our customers with a helmet, gloves, balaclavas, rubber boots and waterproof overalls.

The minimum age for Buggy drivers is 17 years old and the minimum age for passengers is 12 years old. Driver’s licence required. These limits are also valid for the snorkeling tour.

The Buggy Base camp is at Esjumelar at the outskirts of Reykjavík near Mt. Esja. The address is Kistumelur 9, Reykjavík.

Drive out of Reykjavík northbound on road 1. At the last roundabout in Reykjavík, you will see a sign pointing to Esjumelar. Follow the sign and you are nearly there. You can then follow the small buggy signs to our base.

If coming from the other direction then you take a left turn at the first roundabout within the city limits, following the Esjumelar sign.

The buggy tour starts at 10:00. 

The snorkeling tour starts at 14:00 at Silfra, Thingvellir. The drive between the two locations is about 40 minutes and very easy to follow. Click here for driving directions.

 

Yes. These buggies are very safe. They are built with a low center of gravity so they are not tippy and the passengers are in a 4 point harness inside a complete roll cage. They are much safer than ATV Quad vehicles.

You set the pace of your tour. The pace of the tour always depends on the slowest driver. The tour is not a race. It should be fun and you will also be able to enjoy the scenery.

At Buggy Adventures we use the top of the line factory made 4-wheel drive CFMOTO ZFORCE 800 and ZFORCE 1000. These machines were designed with quality, performance and safety in mind and both models have long travel suspension to provide the smoothest ride possible over rugged terrain. Wild enough for the off-road pro and tame enough for the first time novice, our machines will not disappoint. You’ll be coming back for more!

No way, it’s even more fun riding in the rain! 

Participants must have read, signed and followed directions on the online Snorkeling Medical Statement (link will be provided in the confirmation email).

Please have our Snorkeling Medical form signed off by a doctor if you are age 60 or older.

All participants must be at minimum 150cm / maximum 200cm and minimum 45kg / maximum 120kg. Please check our dry suit size chart and make sure that you fit within our snorkeling suits.

Be at least 14 years of age on the year, be physically fit and be comfortable in the water and be able to swim.

All participants must be able to communicate in English.

If you have any more questions please call our customer help center for more information about the tour and policies.

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Announcement regarding COVID-19

Dear customers, 

Here at Buggy Adventures we always put the safety of our customers at the forefront of everything we do. We are doing all that we can to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus, but we also want to urge people to continue having fun, especially during this difficult period. 

All our activity takes place outside in the nature, far away from other people. We will remain open to individuals and small groups, but with somewhat limited capacity. We will also continue to take bookings for private tours.  

Given the limitations that the Icelandic government has put on social gatherings and the new rules regarding social distancing, we have taken measures to limit the number of people in our groups and are putting extreme emphasis on hygiene with cleaning of all contact surfaces, toilets and doorknobs after each tour. Of course, we also clean all our gear after each tour as standard. 

To guarantee the safety of our customers and to limit the spread of the virus we have put the following measures in place: 

  • We will guarantee a minimum distance of 2 metres between people during the activity (exception only made for couples and family members that want to share a buggy) 
  • Handwashing facilities and sanitisers are in place, as always 
  • All surfaces and gear is cleaned after each use 
  • Group size will not exceed 10 people 
  • If our customers prefer the use of their own gear such as helmets, gloves and waterproof clothing then they are of course welcome to bring it 
  • We will adjust measures regarding guidelines issued by the government at any given time. 

 

There has rarely been a greater need to keep spirits high and have fun, and that is where we excel! 

Best regards 

Buggy Adventures 

Announcement regarding COVID-19

Dear customers, 

Here at Buggy Adventures we always put the safety of our customers at the forefront of everything we do. We are doing all that we can to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus, but we also want to urge people to continue having fun, especially during this difficult period. 

All our activity takes place outside in the nature, far away from other people. We will remain open to individuals and small groups, but with somewhat limited capacity. We will also continue to take bookings for private tours.  

Given the limitations that the Icelandic government has put on social gatherings and the new rules regarding social distancing, we have taken measures to limit the number of people in our groups and are putting extreme emphasis on hygiene with cleaning of all contact surfaces, toilets and doorknobs after each tour. Of course, we also clean all our gear after each tour as standard. 

To guarantee the safety of our customers and to limit the spread of the virus we have put the following measures in place: 

  • We will guarantee a minimum distance of 2 metres between people during the activity (exception only made for couples and family members that want to share a buggy) 
  • Handwashing facilities and sanitisers are in place, as always 
  • All surfaces and gear is cleaned after each use 
  • Group size will not exceed 10 people 
  • If our customers prefer the use of their own gear such as helmets, gloves and waterproof clothing then they are of course welcome to bring it 
  • We will adjust measures regarding guidelines issued by the government at any given time. 

 

There has rarely been a greater need to keep spirits high and have fun, and that is where we excel! 

Best regards 

Buggy Adventures