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Caving & ATVs in Iceland

Quad bike & lava caving tour near Reykjavik

Roar into a world of active volcanoes with a full-throttle ATV ride and underground caving through the same lava fields!

ATV Caving

Combine two fantastic activities – caving and ATV riding. The tour price is for two persons sharing one ATV bike, but it is possible to pay extra for a solo bike. A great tour for adventurous minds!

  • Availability

    All year

  • Duration

    7 hours

  • Duration Overwrite

  • Level


  • Pickup


  • Meet on location


  • Min. Age

    8 years

  • Departs from


  • Departs from Overwrite

  • Price from

    26.490 ISK

Tour highlights
One-hour Quad biking
Hafrafjall mountain
Raufarhólshellir lava tube
Guided ATV Tour
Transfer from and back to Reykjavík
Coveralls, balaclavas, gloves and helmets
Guided caving tour
Caving helmet and torchlight

An Exciting and Educational Lava Caving Adventure

We’ll drive a half-hour from Reykjavík to the Raufarhólshellir lava tube, a perfect example of an Icelandic lava cave. Explore this magnificent lava cave created more than 5,200 years ago, in one of the most active volcanic areas in the world. We won’t need to climb or crawl on this tour, the path is easily walkable. During the tour, you learn about the geology of Iceland from your specially trained cave guide. After the lava caving adventure, we will make a short lunch stop where you can go to a bakery or a supermarket and prepare for the second adventure of the day.

An Exhilarating ATV Quad Ride

After lunch-break, we will take a short drive we will find our 650 cc CanAm Outlander Max Quad bikes waiting outside our base on the outskirts of the city. There we give you a short safety briefing and show you how the bikes work and then head out on a one hour ATV bike tour to the top of the Hafrafjall mountain.

After enjoying the spectacular view over the Reykjavik capital area and mountain Esja, we will return back to the base. Driving these powerful machines is a great way to explore the hills and mountains on the outskirts of the city.

Practical information

This is a combo tour so it’s only available with a pick-up. Pick up is at 8:00 AM from our available Reykjavik pick-up points. Picking everyone up can take up to 30 minutes but you do have to be ready at 8:00 AM.

Available pick-up points: Arctic Adventures’s pick-up list.

Remember to bring: Warm outdoor clothing, waterproof jacket, and pants, headwear and gloves. Good hiking shoes are recommended.

Please note

Driver's license is required to drive the ATV and at least 8 years of age to sit behind the bike.

If you book odd numbers of participants you have to pay single rider supplement. If you do not choose it in the booking process you will be charged the extra fee on location.

We recommend bringing gloves to wear inside the cave.

How is it best to be ready for a pick-up for a tour with Arctic Adventures?

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.

Can I drink alcohol before or during Arctic Adventures tours?

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.

Do you offer any family friendly tours, for younger children?

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.

Can the itinerary for the tour change?

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.

Is there a guide on each Arctic Adventures tour?

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.

Can the guide advise if I am eligible for rescheduling the tour and/or a refund?

No, for all your questions and concerns you would need to contact our customer service.

What type of power outlets are used in Iceland? Do I need to bring an adapter?

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.

How are the tours rated in terms of difficulty?

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.


How does carbon offsetting work?

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.

What equipment do you provide for the lava tube caving trip?

We provide you with a headlight and a helmet.

What should I wear on a lava caving tour in Iceland?

Like always in Iceland, it’s best to dress in layers. Warm layers closest to you preferably wool/thermal underwear, pants sweater and on top waterproof outdoor clothing. We also recommend that you wear good hiking boots and gloves. Jeans have proven to be a bad choice.

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Price from: 26.490 ISK


If you are staying downtown Reykjavik please read this information about pickup.

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