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Rumble through the otherworldly Icelandic wilderness on a 1-hour quad bike adventure from Reykjavik. Cruise along gravel tracks to the shores of Hafravatn lake, and get your heart pumping as you speed up to the summit of Mt Hafrafell. Take in sweeping views of Reykjavík and mythical-seeming mountain ranges in the distance before  you make you way back down safely. Ride solo (1-seater) on one of the sturdy all-terrain vehicles or partner up with a friend or family member on a 2-seater bike. All gear and round-trip transportation from Reykjavik hotels are included.

Highlights

  • 1 full hour of adrenaline pumping action out on the trails, led by an expert guide
  • Panoramic views over Reykjavik and the Reykjanes Peninsula
  • Bounce along gravel roads by Hafravatn, a tranquil lake just outside of the city
  • Speed up Hafrafell mountain
  • Select from a 1- or 2-seater quad bike
  • Gear included: overalls, rain jacket, helmet, balaclavas and gloves
  • Round-trip transportation from Reykjavik

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What You Can Expect

1 Hour 'Mountain Safari' ATV Quad Adventure from Reykjavik

Head off-road on this quad bike tour from Reykjavik

After morning pickup at your Reykjavik hotel, watch signs of civilization recede into the lunar-like landscape on the short drive to base camp. Meet your experienced guide and prepare for the adventure with a protective helmet, gloves and warm overalls. If you opted for a 2-seater quad bike, decide who will take the wheel. No experience is necessary, as all drivers will get an orientation to the bike’s controls and take a practice spin around a safe area to get comfortable. 

Once ready, set off with your guide in a convoy, first along paved roads that wind through the open grasslands surrounding the city outskirts. Turn off onto gravel tracks and make your way to the shores of Hafravatn lake, where you can admire the glassy surface framed by snow-capped peaks in the distance. 

Feel the true power of your bike’s off-road capabilities as you climb the rocky slopes of Mt Hafrafell. From the summit, enjoy magnificent panoramic views of the capital below, surrounded by sweeping stretches of grassland and icy ranges. Get an adrenaline rush as you cruise down the mountain tracks and back to base camp. 

Relax in the transfer vehicle on the drive back to your Reykjavik hotel, where your 1-hour ride concludes.

Customer Reviews

Kathleen V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

A very fun experience!

matthew.mee

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

This tour was awesome! Our guide Indy was very knowledgeable and courteous. 3 out of four of us in my group had never been on an ATV and he made sure we were comfortable before we set off. I would definitely book this again on a future visit.

STEVEN M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Great tour. Excellent guide , quad bikes and kit. Cant fault it.

Alison D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

This was one of the best ATV tours that my husband and I have ever been on. We've done similar tours in the Caribbean and Hawaii. However, this was actually an adventure. We took the ATVs up a steep, muddy, icy hill and when at the top you could see the whole city of Reykjavik and surrounding mountains covered in snow. It was quite breathtaking. The ride down was just as treacherous but in a fun way. If you like riding this vehicles then you will so enjoy this trip.

Martin P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

A great tour in wonderful off-road scenery and had just snowed to extra spectacular. Very safe quad bikes and great guides, we all really enjoyed it.

Sheila D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

This was our favorite experience in Reykjavik. I can not recommend it too highly. Great way to see the countryside surrounding the city. Our guide, Hjalmar Gudmondsson was personable and experienced. Definitely top attraction for visiting Reykjavik.

L8sk8

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

This is a blast and goes by too fast. Take the longest tour possible , it's so much fun!!

Paerangi W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Fun

Donald M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

The trip was about 45 minutes late in starting with some guests who booked failing to turn up. I was kept up to date regarding this and eventually picked up by a nice fellow who took me to the base. I was part of a group of 5 and we were very well looked after. The quads were excellent and easy to use. We did an hour's trip into the mountain with excellent weather and a nice view at the top. Well worth doing.

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