2-Hour ATV Tour from Reykjavík
PARTNER TOUR – HANDPICKED ESPECIALLY FOR YOU
Take a break from long bus tours with a fun 2-hour ATV tour on the outskirts of Reykjavík. Amazing views of the city and the surrounding areas (if weather permits – of course!).
On this two-hour ATV tour you will visit two mountaintops just outside of downtown Reykjavík and enjoy some beautiful views over Reykjavík and the surrounding areas – a great way to try some ATV off-road driving within the city limits. A half-day tour to make the most of your stay in Reykjavík for the whole family (children as young as 6 years old can ride in the back with their parents).
Every day at 09:00 and 13:00
Minimum amount of participants: 2 people
1.5-2 hours riding
A valid driver’s licence is required for driving the ATV and children need to be at least 6 years old to ride in the back
1.5-2 hours on the ATV
Overalls, gloves, balaclava and a helmet
Your driver’s licence
Warm clothing and good shoes
Additional fee is charged for a single ride, when you book odd numbers (1,3,5,7 etc.)
About this tour
You will be picked up at your hotel and taken to the ATV headquarters on the outskirts of Reykjavík. If you would rather drive yourself you can also meet the group at the headquarters. There you will be able to borrow all the warm clothing you need to make sure you stay warm during the tour before you’ll get a safety briefing about the ATVs. You will follow your guide and start off slowly while you get used to the vehicle and then you are ready to explore.
The tour depends on the weather and conditions each day but you will visit two mountaintops, Hafrafell and Úlfarsfell, from where you can marvel at the magnificent views. You will see Mt. Esja, Reykjavík and the beautiful mountains that surround it.
Please note that this tour is more about the experience of being on the ATV than history, geology and such so even though there is a guide with you, he is more there to help you find your way and guide to the right places. Of course, you are welcome and encouraged to ask the guide any questions you have when you stop to enjoy the view.
No experience needed
You don’t need to have any experience with ATVs prior to doing this tour as the ATVs are automatic and easy to drive. You will also get a briefing on how to use them before you head out. You do however need to hold a valid driver’s license as you need to operate most motor vehicles in Iceland.
Pickup is offered for a small fee from all major hotels, hostels and guesthouses in downtown Reykjavík
If you are staying in an AirBnB apartment or a hotel that is not included in the pickup list, it’s best if you find the next approved hotel and book your pickup from there.
If you are not sure what is the nearest pickup place, just be in touch and we’ll help you choose.
The Fine Print
This tour is refundable until 48 hours before departure. No refund is given for no-shows and cancellations on location.
A few things to keep in mind
- All drivers must be at least 17 years of age and have a valid full driver’s license (although it is not necessary to bring it along).
- Passengers have to be at least 6 years of age, but height does matter. Safety is this partner’s top priority.
- Legal guardians must sign for all passengers under 17 years of age.
- Use of alcohol is strictly forbidden prior and during any tour.
- All drivers must read the partner’s driving terms and condition form and sign a waiver of responsibility & acceptance. This states that they will obey the given terms and will ride at their own risk.
- Drivers must bring a credit card along to the tour. They are required to sign a damage deposit form, agreeing to a deposit held in the event of any bike damage.
- Proper shoes are required. This means no high heels, sandals, flip flops or open toed shoes.
Please visit this page for our full terms and conditions
This tour is a Partner Tour
What this means is that this tour is not operated by I Heart Reykjavík but one of our trusted partners that we have carefully chosen to help you get the most of your stay in Iceland.
We are very selective with the companies we choose to work with because we want you to have the best experience possible during your Iceland adventure. We would never recommend anything to you that we wouldn’t recommend to our own family and friends.
Comments from previous guests
“what a trip”
we travelled up a mountain in thick snow on quad bikes. it was as good as it sounds. you are supplied with a warm boiler suit, gloves and a crash helmet. at first I was a little apprehensive as I thought we may just be driving around a farm, but our brilliant guide (im sorry I forget his name) soon turned off the roads and headed into the unknown (well for us anyway). we kept going higher and higher until we finally reached the top of the mountain where we stopped to take in some of the amazing views. a really brilliant trip I highly recomend
“We were traveling with 2 adventurous teenagers that had never driven a Quad bike before.”
We were a family of four with two adventurous teenagers. Vig was an excellent tour guide who was very flexible, making sure everyone had a great time. We had a wonderful and memorable experience!
Boston / Massachusetts
“Good action on a icy mountain road”
I was actually amazed how fun it is to drive these ATV´s. I was there with my son in law from the States and grandson . It was a cold day and ice on the road and more when we vent up the mountains but these powerful ATV´s had a good grip and took us up there without any problems. Next time I need to try them when it´s a lot of snow. The length of the trip was suitable with two mountains to drive up on. One is not enough.The guides Vidar and Hjalmar were nice and helpful.
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