LEAVE REYKJAVÍK IN YOUR REARVIEW MIRRORS AND DIVE DEEPER INTO THE MYSTICAL LANDSCAPE – RAW WILDERNESS, CAVING, AND PRISTINE LAKES AWAIT
Veer off the beaten path and join us for a full day ATV adventure of adrenaline-pumping action cutting through the Icelandic landscape. It’s just you and the trails (and a guide of course)! We’ll take you to the places that most of us locals like to keep secret. As long as you promise to keep these gems to yourself!
BEGIN IN REYKJAVÍK – EARN YOUR WAY TO END IN LUSH ICELANDIC PARADISE
Our team at Safari Quads has been relentless in selecting the best full-day route (6-7 hours) for our guests allowing us to take you even further into our natural playground. This trip comes in response to our guest’s enthusiasm for longer trips that travel a greater distance reaching outside of the expected tourism territory but limited to one day. The Volcano & Lava Experience Tour is a perfect and unique opportunity to see as much raw nature as possible.
FAR FROM CIVILIZATION, FEEL AND SEE THE POWER OF THE VOLCANIC ISLAND
The tour starts with an adventurous ride in the backlands of Reykjavik all the way to the Hengill mountain range and Hellisheiðarvirkjun, the biggest geothermal power plant in Iceland. You follow the trail to a place called “Þúsund vatna leiðir” – “The valley of one thousand rivers”. As the name says, a lot of splashing and fun are waiting for you. On the way to your lunch break, there is one more stop at an old Skiresort which has a volcanic hot spring waiting for you. This place is approved by Ben Stiller since it was one of many filming locations for his movie “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”. After your Lunchbreak in a cozy little restaurant, you will head to the iconic blue mountains. The trail leads you through dirt tracks and old trails surrounded by huge mountains and inactive volcanoes. On the way to the next stop, you will drive through another huge lava field next to some pipelines which might be familiar to you if you watched “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”. The reward for this final stage of your ride will be the breathtaking view of Þingvallavatn, the biggest lake in Iceland. The valley you are looking down from also hosts the second biggest geothermal power plant in Iceland, Nesjavellarvirkjun.
ATV tracks are dependent on weather and trail conditions.
Hotel pickups are not included in the price of the tour. We do offer a pickup service, but you are also very welcome to make your own way to our Safari Quads Base Camp!
To view our company policies and cancellation procedures, please view Our Policies.
Each driver must hold a Full driver license, passengers do not need a license.
- 6-7 full hours out on the ATV trails
- Adventuring to Hellisheidi geothermal power plant
- Drive through Hengill mountain range
- See geothermal pools
- Visit two filming locations of “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”
- Drive through 2000-year-old lava fields
- Explore the Blue Mountains
- Drive to Nesjavellir geothermal area
- Stunning view on Iceland’s biggest lake Þingvallavatn
- Lunch on the road included
- Gear: overalls, helmets, balaclavas, gloves
- Optional: Pickup & return transfer from your Reykjavík Hotel or bus stop (please check if your hotel is listed to a bus stop)
What do I need to bring?
- Good outdoors shoes
- Outdoor clothes suitable to the weather conditions
- Adventurous spirit!