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Golden Circle & ATV Tour

ATV Ride & Golden Circle Afternoon Tour From Reykjavik

Combine a thrilling quad biking adventure with our exclusive Golden Circle afternoon tour from Reykjavik!

ATV Geysir

On this action-packed tour, experience the thrill of riding a powerful all-terrain-vehicle up to the top of Mount Hafrafjall. Ride through otherworldly landscapes and soak up panoramic views of Reykjavik. After an exhilarating ATV quad bike tour, we’ll take you to Iceland’s most popular attraction, the Golden Circle. If you love outdoor adventure, welcome to paradise! 

This tour is family-friendly and tailored to all skill levels. Our expert guides will make sure you have the best possible experience!

  • Availability

    All year

  • Duration

    ~9 hours

  • Duration Overwrite

  • Level


  • Pickup


  • Meet on location


  • Min. Age

    8 years

  • Departs from


  • Departs from Overwrite

  • Price from

    23.490 ISK

Tour highlights
1-hour ATV quad bike tour
Mt. Hafrafell
Panoramic views of Reykjavik
Thingvellir National Park
Geysir Hot Spring Area
Gullfoss Waterfall
Pickup & drop off from Reykjavik
Expert guides
Minibus transport
ATV riding gear (overall,gloves,helmet,balaclavas)
Golden Circle Tour
Free Wifi onboard

1-Hour ATV Quad Bike Tour

Welcome aboard! Our trip starts with a quick drive towards the town of Mosfellsbær, located about 15 minutes from downtown Reykjavik. 

Upon arrival, your tour guide will give you a safety briefing and show you how to operate the bike. You don’t need to have any previous ATV riding experience, all you need is a valid driver’s license. Children eight and older can ride as passengers in the ATVs.  

Once the group is ready to hit the road, rev up your engines and let the ride begin! Speed across moon-like lava fields and feel the wind on your face! Ascend the 844-m high Mount Hafrafjall, featured in the movie The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. From the summit take in eye-popping views over Reykjavik — a perfect spot for Instagrammble pictures.

After the ride, we’ll drop you off at the original pickup place at 11:30 a.m. You’ll have some free time to grab refreshments before we kick off the second part of the tour. 

Golden Circle Late Afternoon Tour 

Pickup for the Golden Circle tour starts at 12:00 p.m. This tour is an express version of Iceland’s most famous route, the Golden Circle. See three natural wonders in one exciting afternoon!

Thingvellir National Park

First, visit Thingvellir National Park, the country’s most important historical site. The Vikings created the world’s oldest parliament, the Althing, here in 930 c.e. Take a picture near the Law Rock (Lögberg), where parliament members gathered annually. 

Located in a rift valley, Thingvellir marks the place where North America and Europe are moving away from each other. Walk between two tectonic plates and celebrate the world’s most dramatic landscapes. The park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2004. 

Geysir Geothermal Area

Next, explore the country’s geothermal mecca, popularly known as the Geysir Geothermal Area. Hike among bubbling mud pools and spouting geysers. Witness Strokkur, the most active geyser in the area. The geyser hurls boiling water up to 100 feet in the air every 10 minutes.

Gullfoss Waterfall

Finally, be wowed by Iceland’s most famous waterfall, Gullfoss. The powerful double cascade drops 105 ft into the Hvítá River. The river originates in the second-largest glacier in Europe, Langjökull. On sunny days, the waterfall creates shimmering rainbows, while in winter the falls glitter in ice. 

Pick-up Information

The pickup for the ATV quad ride starts at 9:00 a.m. We kindly ask you to be 15 minutes before the pickup time at your selected pickup location in Reykjavik. Picking everyone up can take up to 30 minutes, your patience is much appreciated. The pickup for the Golden Circle part starts at 12:00 p.m.

Practical information

You’ll have enough time between the two activities to grab refreshments at Joi Fel Bakery. Alternatively, we suggest bringing a packed lunch. Don’t forget to bring good hiking shoes for your ATV ride! We also suggest bringing warm layers, waterproof top layer, headwear, and gloves.

What if I don’t have the necessary clothing? 

You can rent hiking boots, a waterproof jacket, and pants in the booking process or on location. We recommend booking these items in advance.

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.

Do you offer a tour that is solely the Golden Circle?

Yes, we offer the tour Golden Circle small group tour which is basically the Golden Circle with some extra stops. This tour is focusing on sightseeing and the history of Iceland. Our stops are Gullfoss waterfall, Þingvellir national park (home to one of the first parliaments of the world), Geysir hot spring area and the historic Skálholt cathedral. View Golden Circle Tours.

What sights will I see on the Golden Circle?

The tour is based around the three most popular attractions in Iceland Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss Waterfall and The Great Geysir. We offer several Golden Circle trips that combine sightseeing with some of our adventure tours.

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

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