Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions about this tour
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.
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!
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.