Quad Buggy Tour & Whale Watching

Humpback whales often breach at the surface or slap their tails and fins.
There will be two people per buggy for this tour in Iceland, unless you elect otherwise in booking.
The smaller cetaceans seen on whale watching tours in Iceland are mainly harbour porpoises and white-beaked dolphins.
A buggy in the Icelandic summer, amongst fields of purple lupins.
Harbour Porpoises are elusive creatures, but regularly spotted by those with keen eyes.
Minke Whales are not usually very acrobatic, but the joy of a whale watching tour is that you never know what nature will do next.

Combine two great excursions for a fun-filled day in Iceland, where you'll venture on an outing on a quad bike before joining a tour from Reykjavík's Old Harbour in search of whales. If you want two amazing holiday experiences in one, this is the combo for you.

Your day starts with a pickup from Reykjavík, from where you'll be brought to the ATV base camp. There, you will meet up with your guide for instructions and a safety briefing. No experience is necessary for this tour; the guides will make sure you have a safe and fun time. Please note, however, that a driving license is required to operate a quad bike. Non-drivers and kids are however welcome as passengers.

You will drive off-road on a variety of terrain on the way to Úlfarsfell mountain. The ride to the top is a chance to experience the exhilaration of ATVs, and when you get there, you’ll be rewarded by a fantastic view across the whole city, the ocean, and the surrounding mountains.

After the quad bike adventure, you will be driven back to Reykjavík in good time for the whale watching component of the tour. First, you’ll board a 'floating museum' located on a permanently marooned boat in the harbour. There, you will find interesting facts about the marine life around Iceland which you can enjoy until the tour departs. 

The whale watching will take around 3 hours, and on the tour, your guide will tell you about the whales and dolphins you can expect to see as well as your beautiful surroundings. Keep your eyes on the water for the spray from a blowhole, and to the sky to see some beautiful seabirds. From May to September, you are also highly likely to see puffins.

If your whale watch is unsuccessful, you will be permitted on another one without charge. Whale watching in Iceland boasts a success rate higher than 90% though, so you are all but guaranteed some fantastic sightings on your trip.

Come and see the geothermal wonders of Iceland on a quad bike tour and then sail across Faxaflói bay in search of whales. Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Feb. - Dec.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Activities: ATV, Whale Watching, Sightseeing, Boat Trip
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English
  • Highlights: Reykjavík, Faxaflói, Hafravatn, Úlfarsfell
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 10:00

Please be at your pickup location in time for your departure. Should your pickup location be at a bus stop and you need assistance finding it, seek guidance in your Hotel's reception or contact your tour provider directly.

  • Pickup at your accommodation (or nearest bus stop)

  • Excellent guidance

  • 1 hr. quad buggy tour

  • Helmet & safety equipment

  • Overalls to wear on both tours

  • 3 hr. whale watching tour

  • Drop off after tours

  • Refreshments

What to bring:
  • Camera

  • Sturdy shoes

  • Warm clothing

Good to know:

The weather changes quickly in Iceland, so don't be caught unawares. It is always better to bring a sweater or dress in layers which you can remove if you are too warm.

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Continue to reserve a spot on this trip. You can contact us any time to change your booking. Choose a date to find availability and see prices

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GENERAL: These terms apply to purchases of service(s) from the web address www.elding.is, which is run by Elding Whale Watching. The terms identify on the one hand Elding’s rights and duties and on the other the service buyer’s rights and duties. All communication regarding reservation of services, changes and cancellations shall be in writing and may be sent using e-mail or fax, or through the postal service, if time permits.

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CHANGE OF RESERVATION: If you need to make changes to your reservation we ask you to send us a notification as soon as possible, and not later than 12 hours before departure. Changes received less than 12 hours before departure may be subject to levy according to Elding Whale Watching’s current tariffs and the policy of our service partners.

CANCELLATION POLICY: For cancellations we ask you to send us a notification as soon as possible, and not later than 24 hours before departure in order to receive a full refund. In case of cancellation on our behalf we notify you with as much notice as possible using the contact details provided in the booking process and naturally refund the tour price.

VALIDITY OF PRICES: All rates quoted are based on current purchasing prices in Iceland. Elding Whale Watching reserves the right to increase prices already quoted or published in our price lists without notice in the event of currency fluctuation, government taxes, or any other cost increases that are outside our control. Any eventual changes in rates will not be made with less then 4 weeks’ notice before scheduled departure.

CHILDREN: Discounts for children are subject to the nature of the services and our service partners terms.

TOUR DEPARTURE: All our tours start from Reykjavík’s old harbour. The departure time is indicated on your confirmation/voucher. It is the service buyer’s responsibility to arrive at our tour office in time to check in and to board the boat.

LIABILITY: Elding Whale Watching reserves the right to alter routes, itineraries or timetables, change or cancel tour dates should the necessity arise, including irregularities due to adverse weather. The tours are run in wild nature and we can never guarantee sightings on a particular tour. In the unlikely event that no whales or dolphins are spotted during the tour we do not refund the tour price but offer a complimentary whale watching tour valid for two years. The estimated duration of tours are standard times and can change according to sea conditions. All activities are undertaken entirely at clients own risk and they must behave in a fit and proper manner at all times in accordance with Elding Whale Watching guidelines and must take proper responsibility for their own safety. All tours and outdoor activities carry inherent risks and Elding Whale Watching does not assume any responsibility for accidents that are caused by its customers or can be traced to their own actions or are caused by factors outside of human control (Force majeure). Elding Whale watching, it’s managers and staff accepts no responsibility or liability for any loss or damage of passenger’s property on our boats. With the purchase of your trip you agree to these conditions, understand its implications and accept responsibility for your participation during your tour.

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Quad Buggy Tour & Whale Watching

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