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The Thorsmork Buggy Adventure

  • When:
Jun – Sep
  • Min. age:
6 years
  • Duration:
5 hours
  • Pickup:
Meet on location
Thorsmork buggy adventure

The Thorsmork Buggy Adventure

  • When:
Jun – Sep
  • Min. age:
6 years
  • Duration:
5 hours
  • Pickup:
Meet on location

Join an amazing highland adventure on this adrenaline-driven tour to Thorsmork! There is no better way to visit this highland treasure than in a 4×4 buggy. The hidden valley of Thor is truly a natural gem and every Icelander’s favorite place to be.

What is included

What is included

  • Guided off-road buggy experience
  • All necessary equipment (helmets, balaclavas, gloves, waterproof coveralls)

Highlights

Highlights

  • Off-road buggy driving experience
  • Highland excursion
  • River crossings
  • Nauthúsagil ravine
  • Gígjokull glacier
  • Thorsmork valley
  • Short hike depending on the group

Tour itinerary

This gorgeous valley is named after the thunder god, Thor – Thorsmork. On this half-day Thorsmork Buggy adventure you will drive through one of the most beautiful places in Iceland, all the while testing your own 4×4 driving abilities and trying things you have never done before. You must ford several rivers on this tour, drive along rough dirt trails and maneuver the Buggy to the best of your abilities.

Thorsmork is surrounded by glaciers on three sides, with low birch woods and desert-like landscape creating an interesting contrast. Moss-grown cliffs and eroded glacial landscape will make you feel like you are in a fairytale land!

The area offers several easy nature hikes, so you don’t need to spend the whole time on the bumpy Buggy ride. Depending on the group, we will make some stops to stretch our legs, hike into gorges to hidden waterfalls, circle around Básar for an amazing view, or whatever else you feel like doing!

Our Buggies are special 2-seat all-terrain sports vehicles you strap into with a 4-point safety harness, surrounded by a roll cage. The automatic transmission makes life easier behind the wheel.

All you need is a spirit for adventure, a valid driving license for the driver – and to not be afraid of dirt…

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 Riders is 17 years old and the minimum age for passengers is 6 years old. Driver’s licence required.

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! 

The meeting point is at the end of the asphalt road on Þórsmerkurvegur.

(click here for driving directions)

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