Get ready for this exciting tour opportunity combining two of the most popular activities in Iceland; Buggy-riding and whale watching! This is a great opportunity for those travellers staying in Iceland’s capital, Reykjavík, who are looking to balance their day between adrenaline-fuelled adventure and a relaxed boat trip discovering the country’s eclectic wildlife.
You will begin the day with your designated tour guide picking you up at your designated pick-up location before taking you to the Buggy base, only a short drive away from the city centre. At the buggy base, you will gear up in all the necessary equipment; coveralls, balaclava, rubber boots, gloves and a helmet. Your guide will also provide you with a brief safety briefing and demonstration, ensuring your confidence operating the buggy.
Once you are ready, it is time to have some fun! You’ll start off on a dirt road and play around in some fun molehills, before heading further into the valley. Here, you will be driving under the foothills of the Reykjavík city mountain, Mt. Esja; this diverse landscape is something you would never have imagined could be found this close to the city! Aside from the specific trails, you’ll splash through riverbeds, mud puddles and play around on dirt tracks and maybe even snow!
After the buggy tour, you’ll be driven to Reykjavík's Old Harbor, where you’ll have some time to have lunch if you choose before your Whale Watching tour begins. When you finally head aboard, you’ll find the boat comfortable and cosy, with a fantastic interior, large outdoors viewing platforms and a safe family environment.
The expert guides will take you out on the open water and ask for your help in spotting the majestic whales that can be found in Faxaflói Bay. There are over twenty cetacean species that call Iceland’s coastal waters home. Hopefully, the wait will not be too long, but this is nature so you can never be too sure.
The guides will entertain you with fun facts about whales, marine life and the Icelandic people, as you sail and search. A fun exhibit on whales can be found indoors if you want a little shelter from the elements, and there is an open bar with coffee, tea and other refreshments on board. After the whale watching tour, you can join the transfer back to your meeting point, or take this opportunity to walk back to your hotel, through the city.
So don’t delay any longer! Hurry now and you too can experience the delights of riding a buggy and whale watching in Iceland. Check availability by choosing a date.
All persons wishing to drive a buggy, must hold a fully valid driving license and be at least 17 years of age. Age limit for passengers on this tour is 6 years. You might get wet on the buggy tour, splashing and playing in the puddles, so bring an extra set of clothes!