Formula Offroad Iceland – In The Cab

I hadn’t heard of Formula Off-roading until my Dad told me that he wanted to go to Iceland.  He’d found an experience to be a passenger in a crazy 820bph nitrous powered off road buggy that is capable of going up near vertical hills and can even aquaplane across water.  He needed a ‘buddy’ to lower the cost of the trip and I was the only one that could help him tick this mission off his bucket list!  Formula off road is a popular motor sport in Iceland, they hold competitions that include: hill climbing, off road tracks and freestyle.  Check out my view from inside the cab below!

The experience lasted around 10 minutes.  The only way to describe it, is like an uncontrollable roller coaster that’s not restricted to tracks!  One minute you’ll be facing the sky going up the vertical wall of a quarry, next you’re driving straight towards the edge of a huge drop, when the accelerator is slammed down you are thrown back into your seat with a G force like no other.  I got soaked with freezing cold ice water, covered from head to toe in mud, but at the end I had a huge grin on my face, so to me, it was a success!

Offroad Reykjavik Formula Offroad

The cost?  For 2 people sharing 1 car, the price PER PERSON is ISK112,500…that works out at £600/$850 EACH.  The 10minute ride costs MORE than what I pay for a return flight between London and Chicago.  Definitely a once in a life time experience and the most I’ve ever paid on one single experience, but it’s something I’m glad to have done!  Plus it made my Dad a very happy bunny (even if my Mum spent the whole time hiding her face in a scarf and planning her speech on how to tell my other half that I couldn’t marry him because I had died!)

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2 thoughts on “Formula Offroad Iceland – In The Cab

    1. Thanks! Glad I could be a help! If you’re into motor sport they have ATV tours too (and snow mobile trips in the winter) but I didn’t have time to do them so I can’t say how good they were!

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