Let the freedom blow through your hair on this exhilarating introductory ATV ride through volcanic mountain trails!
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A great tour for people who love the outdoors and want to see Icelandic landscapes in a different way. This is an easy but adrenaline filled adventure close to Reykjavík.
Meet on location
Departs from Overwrite
- Tour highlights
- One hour quad tour
- Panoramic view of Reykjavík City
- Mt. Hafrafell
- Guided Quad tour
- All necessary equipment; overall/gloves/helmet/balaclavas.
We will pick you up from your destination and drive towards the outskirts of the Mosfellsbær town. This town is located about 15 minutes from downtown Reykjavík. Upon arrival, we will give you a brief security talk and further instruction on the operation of the bikes. Once everyone is well prepared, we ride off in a full throttle ATV bike tour through the Hafrafjall mountain. When we reach the top there is a spectacular view over the Reykjavik capital area and mount Esja. Come and explore the vast open hills and mountains on the outskirts of the city with us.
Quad biking makes it possible for us to visit places accessible only by the selected few who have access to off-road vehicles, making this an unforgettable outdoor adventure. The standard trip includes one hour of quad bike driving, but we offer customized trips at your convenience. Call our staff and get something set up just for you.
Our trips are suitable for everyone including groups, individuals, families, stag and hen parties, or corporate events.
We also offer a two-hour ATV adventure called Mountain Cruiser.
The Mountain Ride quad biking day trip is included on one of our best selling multi-day adventure trips.
This tour is available from location and with a Reykjavík pick-up.
Pick up is at 09:00 / 13:00 / 17:00 from your hotel or a nearby meeting point in Reykjavík. Picking everyone up can take up to 30 minutes, your patience is much appreciated.
Available pick-up points: Arctic Adventures’s pick-up list.
Meet on location time: 09:15 / 13:15 / 17:15
Remember to bring: Good Shoes & good mood!
Yes, you do need to have a valid driving license from your home country.
No, you don’t need to have a specific motorcycle license, a regular driver’s license is enough to be able to join the tour.
Weight limit 140 KG per person – combined weight per ATV / buggy 220 KG
As with any and all world travel, we strongly recommend having travel insurances that can provide cover if you need to cancel your travel reservation with short notice. We also recommend that you have personal health insurance coverage when participating in any adventure activities in Iceland.
This is a great question. We ask all participants to be ready from the start of the pickup time indicated. This is because you may well be the first pick up of the day. Please be at your assigned location at the start time that you chose when booking the tour.
Here you should wait for your guide.
Have your email and phone number listed with us so we can contact you if we run into any trouble finding you.
View our pick-up locations in Reykjavík.
Before and during activities on the multi-day tours consumption of alcohol is prohibited. If we suspect that a participant is intoxicated, we will prohibit them from joining the activity.
After the activities of the day are finished, you are welcome to have a drink and relax.
Yes, we do. Langjökull Ice Cave is a magical experience, the tour has no minimum age and is a wonderful option for the whole family. Whale Watching with our partner company Elding has been a favourite with families traveling with young children, these guys have a great success rate in seeing whales (upwards of 98% in the summertime).
Another option would be the Landmannalaugar Safari on this tour you get to explore parts of the Icelandic highlands and bathe in natural hot springs. Most of our jeep tours are also suitable for children over the age of 6 years old. If you would like a nice and relaxing experience we would also recommend the Golden Circle & Secret Lagoon tour.
Your safety is our number one priority! Keeping this in mind, Arctic Adventures reserves the right to adjust the itinerary and/or take different routes depending on conditions. Please read more information in our cancellation policy.
Yes, there is a specially trained and certified guide on each of our tours. The only exception to this is for our self-drive tours.
All of our tours are guided in English.
No, for all your questions and concerns you would need to contact our customer service.
The standard in Iceland is 230V and 50Hz and we use F-type power sockets and plugs, so you might have to bring an adaptor if you are visiting from UK, USA, Canada or other countries using a different voltage, Hz or plugs.
Our tours are split into four different categories that help participants to understand what to expect from the tour. The categories are Easy, Moderate, Challenging and Demanding. Each tour is rated making it easier to find tours that suit you.
For further information about the difficulty ratings and descriptions.
We’ve partnered with the Kolviður Fund in a new carbon offsetting program, which passengers can select to participate in at the time of booking.
The Kolviður Fund is the oldest, most respected carbon offsetting program in Iceland. With your support, one tree will be planted in special Kolviður forests in Iceland to carbon offset your tour with us.
Kolviður forests are strategically planted to absorb the maximum amount of CO2 and the forests are protected for a minimum of 60 years. During their lifetime the trees absorb carbon and store it in their root system, trunk, and branches. Trees also prevent soil erosion and maintain storage of carbon in the soil.