Quads and Caves – ATV Tour

Season: All year Operates: Daily Duration: About 7 hours Departs from: Your hotel / guesthouse in Reykjavik Difficulty level: EASY Minimum age: 6 years old

Tour description
€216 per person

A full day of adrenaline and adventure. Beginning on ATV´s in an action filled scenic tour of the surroundings of Reykjavik and ending underground exploring Leidarendi, a lava tube cave.

This quad biking tour is ideal for beginners, and those who want to try something new while enjoying the outdoors. Exploring the back country of Reykjavik has now been made accessible for everyone in a safe and fun way. Don´t worry if you´ve never been on a quad bike before. Most of our guests are first timers, and our skillful guides will give special care and attention to those new to the experience.

From the base camp we start the ride on a gravel road alongside the beautiful lake Hafravatn before heading up a mountain trail to the top of mount Hafrafell. Standing on the top you get to enjoy the great view over the whole Reykjavik area and the surrounding mountain range.

We will enter through narrow cave entrances and find they open out to reveal an extraordinary scenery of lava formations and unexpected colors. You will see natural stalactites and different rock formations making this an experience of majestic and almost indescribable beauty. The cave becomes wide and high in some places and with an even floor. However, the trip can also be tricky at times, since you need to crawl in a few places. We recommend you wear good walking shoes or hiking boots which are suitable for walking on uneven lava surfaces.

After exploring the cave we will devote some time on the way back to Reykjavik to visit wooden racks where fish has been hanged up. This is a traditional method of fish preservation, simply allowing the cold wind and sun to dry it. Dry fish, or stockfish (in Icelandic, “harðfiskur”), has been a popular food in Iceland throughout the centuries. This stop is also a great photo opportunity.

 

Tour highlights

  • Riding ATV´s in the surroundings of Reykjavik
  • Exploring the Leidarendi lava tube cave
  • The scenery around Reykjavik

Did you know?

This combo tour is an excellent choice for those who want to make the most of the day: Caving, Quad biking and some sightseeing on the way. The quad bikes/ATV’s are fully automatic and easy to operate.

Included

  • Pick up from your hotel / guesthouse in Reykjavik.
  • About 1 hour ATV drive.
  • Overalls/gloves/helmet for the ATV.
  • Caving & Sightseeing with a professional guide.

Good to know

Pick up from hotels / guesthouses starts up to 30 minutes before scheduled departure time.

Drivers must be 17 years or older.

Passengers must be 6 years old or older.

ATV drivers need to have a valid drivers license.

Bring warm clothes and sturdy shoes.