Adrenaline pumping on an ATV tour through the impressive volcanic relief in Iceland. If you want an exciting and fun activity when in Iceland then you should try an ATV tour.
ATV tours are available all year-round but many of them are more fun during summer. There are some ATV tours for summer that we recommend if you want to add some adrenaline to your visit to Iceland.
ATV tours from Reykjavik
The summer season is popular for its polar days with many hours of sunlight and beautiful colored sky. If you are in Reykjavik and want something challenging then go on a Midnight Sun ATV tour. On this tour, you will be picked up from your hotel around 9 pm and taken to drive the ATV up to Hafrafell mountain. There you will enjoy the midnight sun and the views over Reykjavik, Mosfellsbær, and other towns from high in the hills.
This tour is an unforgettable experience as you will get to enjoy a beautiful colored sky during the midnight sun, the sound of birds singing up in the sky or down on the cliffs, you will enjoy the beautiful view over the Reykjavik and surroundings and last but not least you will enjoy driving the ATV on the volcanic relief. After the tour, you will be dropped off at your hotel around 1 am. For this tour, you have to be over 17 years old for driving the ATV but you can have a passenger that is over 7 years old. Also, you need to possess a valid driving license to drive an ATV.
This tour includes pick up and drop off from/to your hotel; overall, helmets and gloves, snacks on the mountain. The tour is 3-hour long and you can check the prices here.
Our friends from Reykjavik Excursions are organizing ATV tours on Reykjanes peninsula, at Blue Lagoon, and the lava beaches around.
Panorama ATV tour and Blue Lagoon
For this tour, you will be picked up from your hotel in Reykjavik by Reykjavik Excursions and taken to Blue Lagoon where you will change buses and meet your ATV guides. The ATV base is about a 5-minute drive from Blue Lagoon. From there, together with your guides, you will ride on the ATVs between lava and black sands heading towards two mountains called Húsafell and Fiskidalsfjall. Then the ride will continue on top of the mountain Hagafell from which you can expect perfect views over the entire area. You will have a view over the Blue Lagoon area and the island of Eldey.
On your way back from the mountain you will drive along the coastline where you will come across some dramatic shipwrecks. After a thrilling one-hour ATV adventure tour the guide will bring you back to the Blue Lagoon, where you can either spend the rest of the afternoon bathing in the warm water of the Blue Lagoon or take the next available Reykjavik Excursions bus back to your hotel. Note that this tour does NOT include an admission ticket to the Blue Lagoon.
This tour is about 4 hours long and includes: return bus fare to the Blue Lagoon; 1 hour ATV tour (2 persons per ATV; single person per ATV at extra cost); Pick up is up to 30 minutes before departure.
For this tour, you have to be over 17 years old if you will drive the ATV, and also you have to possess a valid driving license. The passengers on the ATV must be over 6 years old.
The prices for this tour can be checked here.
Lava Beach ATV tour and Blue Lagoon
Another tour operated by Reykjavik Excursions on Reykjanes peninsula will take you on a ride on mountain roads towards and over the mountain Festarfjall. Then together with your guide, you will head to the black sandy beach called Selatangar where you will get off the bikes and explore some of the old ruins that are still to be found on the beach.
The tour will start in Reykjavik where you will be picked up from your hotel by Reykjavik Excursions bus. They will take you to the ATV base near Blue Lagoon from where you will start the tour. After two thrilling hours of mountain safari and ride on black beach the guide will bring you back to the Blue Lagoon where you can spend the rest of the day relaxing in the geothermal pool or you can take the bus back to Reykjavik. Note that this tour does NOT include an access ticket to Blue Lagoon.
This tour has a total length of 5 hours and includes: return bus fare to the Blue Lagoon; 2 hour ATV tour (2 persons per ATV; single person per ATV at extra cost); pick up is up to 30 minutes before departure.
To be able to participate in this tour you have to be over 17 years old and possess a valid driving license if you will drive the ATV. Passengers on ATV must be over 6 years old.
The prices for this tour can be checked here.
When in Reykjavik you should try one of those exciting tours and add some adrenaline to your stay in the capital city of Iceland. If we convinced you already, you can book any of these tours from our site. Don’t forget to share your experience with us on our Facebook and Instagram pages.