Depart your Reykjavik hotel and travel to the buggy station on the city’s outskirts. On arrival, listen to a safety briefing, put on the supplied helmet, thermal coveralls, and gloves, and hop inside your comfortable, 2-seater buggy with your companion. Each buggy seats a driver and a passenger, and the price is based on two people per vehicle.
Once in your buggy, get instructions on driving, and when you and your passenger feel ready, clip on your safety buckles, and start out on your exhilarating 2-hour mountain tour.
Traveling behind your guide, head out along lowland trails through rocky lava fields, muddy pools and water and snow. Be prepared for a different challenge around each bend — there’s a wide variety of terrains to tackle. Then, put your foot on the gas pedal and steel your nerves as you start on a demanding ascent of Úlfarsfell Mountain.
Follow your guide up the mountainside, and thrill as you conquer the final ridge to arrive at the summit. Then, pull up to take in the spectacular views over Reykjavik, the North Atlantic Ocean and imperious Esja Mountain towering in the distance.
Next, descend the slopes and stop to admire the epic landscapes that surround Hafravatn Lake, all beautifully reflected in the mirror-glass waters.
After about two hours of exploring in your buggy, rumble back to base, feeling exhausted but elated. Your experience then concludes with a drop-off back at your Reykjavik hotel.
If you want a longer buggy adventure and to test your driving skills further, upgrade to the more challenging ‘extreme’ 3-hour ride.
Please note: children aged six years and over are permitted to ride as a buggy passenger.