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Southern Region, Iceland Quad & ATV tours

Our most recommended Southern Region, Iceland Quad & ATV tours

South Coast: ATV Quad Bike 2-Hour Safari

1. South Coast: ATV Quad Bike 2-Hour Safari

The adventure starts with a short safety briefing on how to operate the ATVs. When everyone is ready, it's take-off time, when you'll head for the majestic black sand plains of Sólheimasandur. Cross this desert-like landscape and stop by the famous DC3 plane that crashed on the sands in 1973. The guide will lead the group further over the sands to the spectacular coastline to witness views of the surrounding area. From the beach, see Dyrhólaey peninsula, the southernmost tip of Iceland. Looking inland, you can see the marvelous Mýrdalsjökull glacier in the distance. Heading back over the sands and following the Jökulsá river, your adventure will conclude as you cross a river to enter a stunning mountain valley.

From Reykjavik: South Coast and Black Beach ATV Ride

2. 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. 

Hvolsvöllur: Scenic Buggy Adventure

3. Hvolsvöllur: Scenic Buggy Adventure

Experience our one-hour buggy adventure tour. The tour starts from our base, Brú base by Road 249. After a short briefing where your guide will take you through safety procedures, we dress up in a snow/whole suit and helmet and hop onto our buggy ride. This one-hour buggy tour is a unique way to enjoy Icelandic nature and covers seeing some of the majestic waterfalls and gravel road driving. Buggy touring is the newest thing in Icelandic ATV adventures – and the Buggy Tour is your chance to give it a go. These two-person vehicles take you up close to the breathtaking views. 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: Golden Circle & Northern Lights 4x4 Tour

4. 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.

Hvolsvöllur: Iceland Guided Buggy Adventure Tour

5. 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.

Golden Circle and ATV: Full-Day Combo Tour from Reykjavík

6. Golden Circle and ATV: Full-Day Combo Tour from Reykjavík

Your full day of activity begins at a quad base just a few minutes from the Reykjavík city center. Experience the freedom of driving an ATV up to the top of Mount Hafrafell before hopping on a coach to discover Iceland's' most famous sights on this tour. This tour is the most popular sightseeing tour in Iceland and a must-see for any first-time visitor to the country. You’ll see Þingvellir National Park, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Þingvellir is the national shrine of Iceland, the birthplace of the nation, and the country’s top historical attraction. It is the only place in the world where tectonic plates can be seen above sea level. Next, you’ll visit the Geysir hot spring area. The entire area is on top of a vast, geothermal field dotted with bubbling, multicolored mud pools, hissing steam vents, hot and cold springs, warm streams, and primitive plants. This is where you’ll see the original geyser, after which all others were named. Geysir is dormant most of the time but its successor, Strokkur, erupts every 10 minutes or so and its white column of boiling water can reach heights of 20-30 meters. A few minutes’ drive away is the Gullfoss (Golden Falls) Waterfall. Marvel at the white water thundering down a 32-meter drop into an impressive canyon. On a sunny day, you’ll be able to see a rainbow through the drizzle, and in winter, the scene is even more spectacular, as part of Gullfoss freezes over!

From Reykjavik: Golden Circle Buggy Tour

7. From Reykjavik: Golden Circle Buggy Tour

The Golden Circle is a must-see for any who come to Iceland. It features some of the most iconic sites that have been made famous through postcards and other imagery of the country. It's most famed sites include the geysir spring area where water erupts from the earth, the historic Þingvellir National Park, and the immensely powerful Gullfoss Waterfall. Your full-day tour will begin with your guide picking you up from your accommodation in Reykjavik. You will be taken to the base camp located only 15 minutes away from the city center. At the basecamp, a safety briefing and short instructional course will show you how to operate the buggies safely. Then you're off! The versatile buggy allows you to tear through the off-road trails that lead to the mountaintop of Hafrefell and give way to an impressive panoramic view overlooking Reykjavik. After the tour finishes, return to your accommodation. Please note that the buggies are 2-seater, so you can either choose to share or choose to drive your own buggy by selecting the 'single rider' option.

From Reykjavik: South Coast, Plane Wreck, & Beach ATV Tour

8. From Reykjavik: South Coast, Plane Wreck, & Beach ATV Tour

Enjoy a full-day tour from Reykjavik and see the majestic South Coast of Iceland. Ride ATVs on a black sand beach and stop at the DC3 Plane Wreck on the sands of the beach. Start the tour in Reykjavik, and travel down the beautiful South Coast of Iceland to the Adventure Ground. Gear up to enjoy a thrilling but safe ATV quad bike tour on the black sand beach of Sólheimasandur. Cross a desert-like landscape and stop by the famous DC3 plane that crashed on the sands of the beach in 1973. Travel to the spectacular coastline and see the spectacular view of the surrounding area. See sights like Dyrhólaey Peninsula, the southernmost tip of Iceland. Look further inland and see the marvelous Mýrdalsjökull Glacier off in the distance. Return to Reykjavik and stop at Skógafoss waterfall, one of the most photographed waterfalls in Iceland, and Seljalandsfoss waterfall, where you will be able to walk behind this marvelous waterfall.

From Hvolsvöllur: Thórsmörk Guided Buggy Adventure

9. From Hvolsvöllur: Thórsmörk Guided Buggy Adventure

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. Þórsmörk is an incredibly beautiful nature reserve, situated in the heart of south Iceland nestled among the glaciers Eyjafjallajökull, Mýrdalsjökull, and Tindfjallajökull. This is the perfect tour to explore the wonders of Þórsmörk while experiencing an adventurous buggy ride adventure. We will also visit the Gígjökull glacier where we observe the effects of the 2010 Eyjafjallajökull eruption and breathe in the purifying glacial air. Join an amazing highland adventure on this adrenaline-driven tour to Þórsmörk! There is no better way to visit this highland treasure than in a 4×4 buggy. The hidden valley of Thor is truly a natural gem and every Icelander’s favorite place to be. Þórsmörk 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.

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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!

Adam is a gem! we were very lucky cause we ended up having a private tour since we were only in two. the car is great, the tour itself also. Adam went above and beyond. showed us extra places, left us alone where needed or assisted with very useful information where needed. He is very knowledgeable and explained how to spot and find the Northern lights. if you really want to know about volcanoes in the area ask about those too! highly recommend this tour. it was a perfect day!

Amazing experience on the ATVs across the black sand beaches and in around the valleys. The guides were cool guys and made the experience lots of fun by letting us go top speed across certain parts of the trail. The views were simply spectacular, it felt like we were on a different planet. I would highly recommend this activity to anyone.

Adam was a fantastic guide, was very easy to deal with and communicated quickly to change the time of the trip in order to have a better Northern Lights experience. He was very knowledgeable and helpful.