Want more action? Off-roading, river-crossing, dirty and powerful, this is not a tour for the faint-hearted! Full 3 hours on a quad bike in perfect surroundings.
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This is a great to for adventurous and adrenaline-seeking people! A way to experience the Icelandic nature and see the unique landscapes in a fun way.
May. - Nov.
Meet on location
Departs from Overwrite
- Tour highlights
- Pass through Volcanic Area
- Mt. Hafrafell
- Hafravatn Lake
- Reykjavik Panorama View
- Geothermal Pools (even take a dip in one)
- Hellisheidi Geothermal Plant
- 3 hours out on the ATV Trails
- Guided Quad Tour
- All Necessary Equipment (overall, gloves, helmet, balaclavas)
This tour is available from location and with a pick from your Reykjavík accommodation.
Our Volcanic Springs tour is an exciting adventure along various trails in Mosfellsdalur, by Esja, Reykjavíks signature mountain. It is recommended to be in a relatively good physical condition and have an endurance for 3 hours of riding in the outdoor terrain. Although it’s suitable for beginners, we recommend this tour for people who have a little experience of driving quads. During the tour, we will make sure you fully enjoy the capabilities of the ATVs!
You can expect to be taken off the beaten tracks on gravel roads, rocky and muddy terrain, crossing rivers and old bridges down in the beautiful back-country of Reykjavík. Just a few minutes from the city, you get the feeling of being in the middle of nowhere. We will end the tour with driving up to Mt. Úlfarsfell where you can enjoy the million dollar view of Reykjavík city, the bay area and surrounding mountain range.
The Volcanic Springs experience is definitely one of the most fun ATV tours we offer. Off-roading, river-crossing, dirty and powerful, this is not a tour for the faint-hearted!
Pick-up is at 09:00 / 14:30 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 / 14:45
Remember to bring: Good Shoes & good mood!
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.
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.
Vehicles are equipped for both summer and winter driving conditions, and drivers are very experienced driving in difficult conditions.
Before starting any of the activities, participants will receive a safety briefing highlighting the safe and proper use of equipment, the role of guides during the trip, and the significant risks and hazards involved in their activity. The safety briefing will also cover potentially foreseeable scenarios that may arise and explain how participants should react in such circumstances. Our guides will also outline their expectations of participants during the trip where needed and address any specific questions or concerns that may arise during this time.
Any medical conditions or personal health concerns that may jeopardize your well-being or affect your ability to meet the physical demands of the trip must be clearly communicated to the trip leader before the tour start. Any medications you may require for minor medical conditions (asthma inhalers, etc.), should be kept close and you should bring it with you on the trip if possible. It is important that you notify your guide about such medications and their whereabouts before setting off.
The Ice Caves in Iceland are truly magical. If you want to learn more about them this information page on Ice Caves will be a great help.