ATV & Whale Watching on RIB
Explore the mountains surrounding Reykjavik by quad bike and experience the exhilaration of speed on your whale watching jet boat adventure.
Part 1: Quad bike driving in Iceland
We start the day by picking you up at your hotel for a transfer to our basecamp just outside Reykjavik. You will be taught how to operate the quad bikes and get a briefing on safety procedures before heading off on the bikes towards the Hafrafjall Mountain. The journey take an hour and we will pass the Hafravatn Lake 14 km outside Reykjavik, before joining the mountain road taking us all the way to the top of Hafrafjall. A glorious view across Reykjavik and the surroundings awaits you.
Part 2: Whale watching on a RIB boat
After our quad bike adventure we travel back to the whale-watching centre in the port of Reykjavik, where you will be offered a hot cup of coffee. If you are hungry there is also time for a quick lunch in one of the nearby restaurants before the whale safari starts. After lunch you board a specially built jet boat that will quickly transport you out to sea to look for whales and dolphins, as well as birds in their natural environment. The jet boat has a maximum capacity of 12 people and is a much faster and a smoother ride than the normal whale watching boats. This means we can explore larger areas and get really close to the animals. After the boat trip we do a little sightseeing along the coastline and port area of Reykjavik. We will also visit one of Iceland’s most famous buildings, the Harpa concert hall.
Price 2017 | apr - oct £ 329
Included: Pick-up from your hotel in Reykjavik. 1 hour of quad biking. 40-minute jet boat trip. Equipment; specifically; helmet, gloves and overalls. English speaking guide.
The price is based on two people sharing a quad bike. You can pay extra to drive your own bike.
Duration: 7-8 hours.
Period: 15. April – 30. October. Daily.
Difficulty: Easy, 2 out of 5.
Age limit: Minimum age 10 years old or over 130 cm tall. Participants under the age of 18 have to be supervised by an adult.
Prices children: 12-15 years old: half price.
Basic requirements: A valid drivers licence is required to drive the quad bikes.
Other info: We recommend warm clothing during winter, specifically; thermals, wool hat, a fleece and a Gore-Tex jacket. Avoid bulky coats and jumpers, as this will make the flotation life vest feel tight. During summer we recommend normal clothing. High-heeled shoes are not permitted. Bring comfortable footwear. Glasses and sunglasses are recommended. This excursion is not recommended for anyone weighing more the 130 kgs.
Iceland weather guarantee: The weather in Iceland is unpredictable. The RIB boat whale-watching trip may be cancelled in adverse weather conditions. If this happens the Iceland weather guarantee leaves you with two options:
• Exchange your trip to one of the following: RIB boat trip along the coastline with puffin watching, or whale watching safari from a normal, larger boat.
• Get your money back.
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