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Reykjavik Quad & ATV tours

Our most recommended Reykjavik Quad & ATV tours

Reykjavik Quad Bike Twin Peaks Tour

1. Reykjavik Quad Bike Twin Peaks Tour

Take a scenic quad bike ride in the outback area of Reykjavik and be rewarded with a million-dollar view of the city. Have fun on a complete ATV experience, combining gravel roads, mountain tracks, rocky paths, and a steep ascent. Be picked up from your accommodation in Reykjavik and relax on the scenic drive through the Icelandic wilderness to the base camp. Begin your adventure from the base camp, where you will start the ride on a gravel road along beautiful Lake Hafravatn.  Head up a mountain trail to the top of Hafrafell. Once you stand there, enjoy great views over the whole Reykjavík area and the surrounding mountain range. After your first hour on the ATV, feel more confident and head to Úlfarsfell Mountain, the view over Reykjavik from the summit is even more stunning. On a clear day, be able to see Snæfellsjökull Glacier, hundreds of kilometers away.

Reykjavik: ATV Reykjavik Peaks Half-Day Tour

2. Reykjavik: ATV Reykjavik Peaks Half-Day Tour

Enjoy a mountain safari on a quad bike or ATV in the vicinity of Reykjavik. Explore the peaceful scenic outback of the capital city of Iceland just 15 minutes from most hotels in Reykjavik. Mountain Safari is ideal for beginners and for those who want to try something new while enjoying the outdoors. Exploring the backcountry of Reykjavik has now been made accessible for everyone in a safe and fun way. The bikes are easy to operate and before every tour, the guides will give you operational and safety instructions. Begin from base camp and ride a gravel road along the beautiful Lake Hafravatn before heading up a mountain trail to the top of Hafrafell. Once up there, you will enjoy a breathtaking view over the whole Reykjavík area and the surrounding mountain range. Choose between a morning or afternoon departure depending on your schedule, or combine it with another activity or sightseeing trip. If your days are busy, no problem, just try the evening tour!

From Reykjavik: ATV & Helicopter Tour

3. From Reykjavik: ATV & Helicopter Tour

Combine two thrilling Icelandic tours without traveling far out of Iceland’s capital, with this exciting combination of an ATV tour and a helicopter flight. The tour begins when you are picked up from the predetermined meeting point on your voucher, either your hotel or the nearest bus stop, and are driven to the ATV base camp on the city’s outskirts. Here, your friendly, experienced guides will provide you with protective gear, before showing you to your quad bike. Once your group is all ready and comfortable, you’ll set off on the rocky trails up to Lake Hafravatn. After riding around its shores, begin a daring ascent up Reykjavik Peak. Stop once you reach the top to take photographs of the colorful rooftops of Reykjavik, the sparkling waters of Faxaflói Bay, and the flat-topped Mount Esjan. If the weather is notably good, you’ll also see the volcanoes of the Reykjanes Peninsula and the length of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula, to its crowning glacier, Snæfellsjökull. Drive back down the mountain to the base camp, where you’ll give back your equipment and be escorted to Reykjavik's Domestic Airport. Once at the airport, meet your pilot, who will brief you on your flight route, before boarding the chopper. Soar through the skies above Reykjavik. The sites of the city are beautiful from street level, even more so from the peak of Hafrafell, but simply without comparison from a helicopter. Your overall journey will take about an hour, but midway through, your pilot will make a mountaintop landing, and allow you twenty minutes to photograph the beautiful surrounding landscapes. The adventure will finish when you land back at the airport, with enough time to fully enjoy the rest of your day.

From Reykjavik: South Coast and Black Beach ATV Ride

4. From Reykjavik: South Coast and Black Beach ATV Ride

Ride a powerful ATV over a large, black, volcanic beach, walk behind the thundering veil of water at Seljalandsfoss waterfall, and take in the incredible view over Iceland's South Coast from the top of the cascade Skógafoss on this fantastic day tour.  After being picked up in the morning or meeting up with your guide at Reykjavík Terminal, head to Iceland's South Coast, famous for its dramatic coastline and cascading waterfalls. Your first stop is the black desert of Sólheimasandur, in the shadow of Eyjafjallajökull glacier, where you'll swap the bus for a powerful ATV quad-bike.  After traversing the stark, black beaches of the Island's South Coast on your ATV bike, make your way to the DC3 plane wreck from 1973, recently seen in Justin Bieber's music video and photo shoots.  By looking northwards and inland, the Mýrdalsjökull glacier rises majestically. At the same time, to the south, sense the raw power of the enormous Atlantic waves crashing onto the shore. Once back on the bus, continue your journey and visit an iconic waterfall duo: Skógafoss and Seljalandsfoss.  The former falls from heights of 60-meters, and a staircase next to it will lead you to unbelievable views of the South Coast and Iceland's interior. Seljalandsfoss is a narrower cascade that falls over a concave cliff, making it possible to encircle the stream of water fully. 

Midnight Sun ATV Tour

5. Midnight Sun ATV Tour

If you’re coming in the months of June or July, prepare yourself for some awe-inspiring displays of nature. In the summer months of Iceland there is 24 hour sunlight. Take a breath and enjoy the amazing scenery on top of a mountain in the evening in broad daylight. This is something unique that Iceland has to offer and don't miss your chance as this is only exclusively two months of the year. Begin the evening by getting picked up at your hotel at 21:00. You will be driven to the basecamp, where you will get fully geared and prepared to go on this adventure. Drive for a short time on asphalt road and then take the off-road toward the mountain and drive up trials and climb on top of the mountain to enjoy the fresh Icelandic air and sitting on top of a mountain at nearly midnight with the sun still shining in your face. It's something you can't experience somewhere else! After the first mountain and you will feel like you're becoming an ATV driving genius! Ascend to another mountain which has an even better view of Reykjavik, a famous hiking mountain where you might pass hikers on the way. Just say Hi and let them walk while you keep driving on the luxurious ATVs. Relax and breathe in the fresh air again on this mountain peak. On your descent head back to basecamp and drive straight back to the front door at your hotel.

Reykjavik Buggy Safari Tour

6. Reykjavik Buggy Safari Tour

A buggy tour is quite a thrill. You and your buggy buddy will feel the wonder of the pure air and spectacular views that make Iceland special – and all only a short trip from Reykjavik. It’s safe, spectacular and about the most fun you can have with another person. Your buggy adventure begins with a pick up from your Reykjavik hotel* and the short drive to base camp on asphalt road before taking the road off-road. Next, you’ll meet your buggy, and your guide will give you all the safety instruction you need to have fun with confidence. Then the adventure begins, as you head for the mountains and some truly breathtaking views. These brand new 4×4 buggies are fully automatic, fully inspected and road legal. They are also bursting with excellent safety and design features, such as the roll cage, safety belts and double A-arm front suspension. All of which makes for a buggy ride that’s as safe as it is comfortable. (And, for you petrol heads – they are powered by 800cc Rotax V-Twin engines). There are three Buggy tour options. As well as Buggy Safari, guests can also choose to do the Buggy Mountains – where you get a second mountain ascent, and Buggy Extreme – a more intense, 3-hour buggy adventure. Find the buggy tour that suits you! * Your guide recommends customers to be two in a buggy, since you sit side by side. More fun!

Reykjavik: Golden Circle & Northern Lights 4x4 Tour

7. Reykjavik: Golden Circle & Northern Lights 4x4 Tour

See Iceland’s Golden Circle on an afternoon and search for the Northern Lights on the same evening tour from Reykjavik. See the ancient geological formations and parliament site at Thingvellir National Park; watch the Strokkur waterspout at Geysir; and admire the beautiful Gullfoss Waterfall. As darkness falls, seek out the Northern Lights, escaping light pollution to experience the incredible light show. Numbers are limited to six people for a more personalized experience. Travel inland in a comfortable 4x4 designed to negotiate rugged terrain, and hear from your guide about Iceland’s volcanic geology. Your first stop is Thingvellir National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Learn how the landscapes have been formed over millennia, and absorb the contrast between the lush green vegetation and rich, black ground. Travel on to Geysir, a geothermal field of hot springs, steam vents and the remnants of an old volcano. Continue to Gullfoss Waterfall, whose name means ‘Golden Falls,’ a reference to the shimmering, multi-colored mists that can sometimes appear above the waters. As dusk falls, begin your quest for the Northern Lights. Iceland is one of the world’s best places to see them, and your all-terrain 4x4 and knowledgeable guide will allow you to identify and access the best potential viewing sites. The pulsating colors of the lights, usually green and blue, split the darkness and sometimes shine brighter than the moon.

From Reykjavík: ATV Quads and Caves Multi-Activity Day-Tour

8. From Reykjavík: ATV Quads and Caves Multi-Activity Day-Tour

Get great value for money with this extremely popular multi-activity day tour from Reykjavík. Lava caving is one of Iceland's special features. This lava tunnel exploration is a relatively mild caving experience and is suitable for everyone in decent physical shape and who is wearing appropriate shoes. You begin your day speeding across the beautiful Icelandic countryside in a purpose-built ATV quad bike. Your destination is the top of a mountain where you can enjoy amazing panoramic views of Reykjavík City and its surrounding mountains. Then after experiencing the heights, dive down under the earth to explore the caves of an ancient lava tunnel. You experienced guides will lead you through the pitch-black underground tunnels formed by past volcanic eruptions. Standing underground inside the Earth is a feeling you will never forget. The darkness is so dense that it would be impossible to see anything without your caving headlight. Fortunately you will be able to see, as the stalactites and natural ice formations of the cave are simply stunning. You will lose all conception of time and forget about the world overhead as you descend into the cave's darkness on this fun expedition.

Hvolsvöllur: Iceland Guided Buggy Adventure Tour

9. Hvolsvöllur: Iceland Guided Buggy Adventure Tour

Experience our two-hour buggy adventure tour. The tour starts from our base, Brú Base by Road 249. After a short briefing where your guide takes you through safety procedures, we dress up in a waterproof snow/whole suit and helmet and hop into our buggy ride. Drive around the area between Fljótshlíð and Eyjafjallajökull. Visit waterfalls, driving on the Markaðsfljótaurar- tundra sand fields around Dímon, cross small streams, stop at a viewpoint looking over Seljalandsfoss, and Vestmannaeyjar (Westman Islands). This two-hour buggy tour is a unique way to enjoy Icelandic nature and covers some waterfalls and gravel road driving. A stunning natural playground for the next few hours, as your test out your buggy surrounded by amazing scenery that only Iceland can offer. These two-seaters, 4×4 ATVs are fully automatic, fully inspected and road legal. They are also bursting with excellent safety and design features, such as the roll cage, safety belts, and double A-arm front suspension. All of which makes for a buggy ride that’s as safe as it is comfortable.

Reykjavik: ATV & Rafting Tour

10. Reykjavik: ATV & Rafting Tour

You will be picked up from your hotel in Reykjavik and be taken on a short journey to the quad biking base camp. There your guide will make sure you get all the safety and driving instruction you need. No experience necessary – so all are welcome. You’ll begin by feeling the roar of your ATV as you freely explore the otherworldly Icelandic wilderness on a 1 hour ATV adventure from Reykjavik. Throw down the throttle as you pass over rocky lava terrain tracks to the shores of Hafravatn Lake, and accelerate the pace of your heart as you race to the summit of Hafrafell Mountain. At the peak, you’ll take in unforgettable panoramic views of Reykjavík and mythical mountain ranges in the distance before a thrilling descent.  After your thrilling ATV tour, you will raft down the Hvítá River and enjoy Icelandic nature in a different way. Cruise down the great glacier river running all the way from Langjökull Glacier, Iceland’s second biggest glacier, and take in the incomparable surroundings that the roaring river has created over the years, with Brúarhlöð Canyon as one of the highlights. The canyon has grand rock formations and portholes and you can see how the water has sculptured the breccia walls. Hvítá River also feeds the grand waterfall, Gullfoss, which is one of the most visited attractions in Iceland. After the raft, you can relax in the sauna at Drumbó, enjoy a grilled lamb meal in our restaurant, or have a drink at the bar.

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4.9 / 5

based on 92 reviews

If you do one trip when in Iceland, THIS IS IT!! What a day, this trip was amazing! You get the chance to visit some fabulous waterfalls and a glacier near one of Iceland's many volcanoes; the scenery is breathtaking. When doing the ATV you are dropped off to get kitted up before heading out across lava fields, black sand beaches and through rivers as you really get to experience what Iceland has to offer (including a plane wreck too!) Being on the beach was one of my favourite parts, the waves were incredible! The ATV guides were fab (thank you to Lewis) who take care of the group no matter what experience you've had of driving an ATV. As we joined the rest of the group on the coach for the journey back to Reykjavik were we greeted by the Northern Lights just to finish off a truly spectacular day! Would recommend to anyone!

Great tour, guide was awesome! As it had snowed quite a bit we were warned that the conditions were not optimal for a buggy tour but we decided to go anyways. Had a blast flying through snowdrifts and around the trails. Ultimately the guide's buggy got stuck in a drift too deep to make it through and we spent some time winching it out, laughing the entire time. These guys run a great tour but this is an outdoor adventure and may not go exactly as the brochure describes. Keep an open mind and you will have a great time!

Excellent experience! The staff was friendly and helpful and also very fun! The views were out of this world. Would definitiely recommend!

Thank you for a super trip - Sir Kaktus was the perfect host, friendly, informative and funny.

very professional great fun guide sir was very informative highly recommended!