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The 5 Best Iceland ATV Tours [2023 Reviews]

Explore the countryside & glaciers of Iceland with one of these exciting off-road ATV tours

Iceland is one of the most beautiful, most unique countries in the world. While many people visit the Land of Fire and Ice, many take it a step further and take advantage of all the fun that it has to offer.

One of the best ways of seeing Iceland is by ATV, as these vehicles are made for all kinds of terrain, and are small enough that you can take them places larger vehicles wouldn’t be able to typically trek.

We have taken it upon ourselves to check out various tours to bring you the top ATV tours in Iceland available. These 5 tours are absolutely worth the time and money, and should be added to your itinerary ASAP!

Best ATV Tours In Iceland

2hr Midnight Sun ATV Adventure from Reykjavik2-Hour ATV Quad Tour from Reykjavik2hr Twin Peaks ATV Adventure from Reykjavik
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2hr Midnight Sun ATV Adventure from Reykjavik2-Hour ATV Quad Tour from Reykjavik2hr Twin Peaks ATV Adventure from Reykjavik
Departure Point:Hotel pickup and drop-off includedHotel pickup and drop-off includedHotel pickup and drop-off included
Departure Time:8:30 amVariety AvailableVariety Available
Duration:4.5 hours2 hours3.5 hours
Includes:Gear: overalls, rain gear, helmets, balaclavas, glovesGear: overalls, rain gear, helmets, glovesProfessional guide, use of a quad, thermal overalls, gloves and helmet

Tour Information & Booking

Tour Information & Booking

Tour Information & Booking


Quick Answer: The 5 Best Rated Iceland ATV Tours For 2023

  1. 2hr Midnight Sun ATV Adventure from Reykjavik
  2. 2-Hour ATV Quad Tour from Reykjavik
  3. 2hr Twin Peaks ATV Adventure from Reykjavik
  4. 1hr ATV Reykjavik Peak Adventure
  5. Reykjavik Quad Bike Tour Solo Rider

Iceland ATV Tour Reviews

1. 2hr Midnight Sun ATV Adventure from Reykjavik

2hr Midnight Sun ATV Adventure from Reykjavik

Tour Highlights:

  • Duration: 4.5 hours
  • Departure: Hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Departure Time: 8:30 am
  • Includes: Gear: overalls, rain gear, helmets, balaclavas, gloves

Let’s start off with the magnificent 2hr Midnight Sun ATV Adventure from Reykjavik. The entire tour is actually a bit more than 4 hours, however, as they do include a pickup and drop-off from your hotel in Reykjavik.

Riding around Iceland on ATVs is already a blast, but doing so in the glow of the midnight sun is something we’re sure will be a new experience for you!

Before we even got to the tour, we knew it was going to be a good one, thanks to the supreme communication beforehand from the staff. Once you’re picked up from your hotel, you’ll have some time to get comfy in the roomy seats and enjoy the commentary about the area from your guides.

They know a ton about really everything, and they make the entire trip engaging. You’ll get to choose to ride either by yourself or with a passenger upon booking. This is great, as those people who are nervous to ride alone don’t have to worry about steering or anything – just enjoying the experience.

Regardless, everyone will receive a briefing on how to use the quads before you get started. Once everyone is ready, you’ll all follow your guide into the ethereal glow of the midnight sun.

Traverse roads, gravel trails, and all kinds of different terrain that Iceland is full of. You’ll then ascend the Hafrafell and Úlfarsfellpeaks, where you’ll get to see all over the capital city of Reykjavik and the Reykjanes Peninsula.

Around midnight, you’ll see the phenomenon where the sun sets and rises again within just a few minutes! The sky turns a neon electric orange, gold, and red which is simply beautiful to see. You’ll then head down for more fun, riding through streams and dirt trails!

Tour Information & Booking

100% refund for cancellations within 24 hours of tour experience


2. 2-Hour ATV Quad Tour from Reykjavik

2-Hour ATV Quad Tour from Reykjavik

Tour Highlights:

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Departure:  Hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Departure Time: Variety Available
  • Includes: Gear: overalls, rain gear, helmets, gloves

Next up, we have the 2-Hour ATV Quad Tour from Reykjavik. As you can probably deduce from the title, it’s also 2 hours long with pickup and drop-off included at your Reykjavik hotel. This tour will take you to the top of iconic mountain peaks, while you speed around on a top-notch ATV!

Once picked up, you will head on a short (15 or so minutes) trip over to the quad biking base. This base is located right outside the city, so it’s very convenient if you are a bit short on time or simply don’t feel like traveling longer distances.

Upon arriving, the guides will provide a safety briefing and then give you your helmets, ensuring they’re properly fitted. They always let you drive at your own pace, and try to do everything they can so you’re comfortable. You’ll be provided with waterproof, puffy, warm suits too!

Now, it’s time for the fun stuff! Hop onto your ATV, where you’ll take them all the way over to Lake Hafravatn. Here is the perfect spot for optimum photo opportunities, where all kinds of native animals like to hang out around. From horses, to various species of birds, to even foxes are found over here.

Next, head up to the Hafrafell mountain, where you’ll get to enjoy some prime panoramas of Reykjavik city, as well as some charming towns. Aside from that, you will see lava a volcano that erupted years ago.

Depending on the timing, you may even see some ash and smoke from the neighboring volcano in Geldingadalur!

Tour Information & Booking

100% refund for cancellations within 24 hours of tour experience


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3. 2hr Twin Peaks ATV Adventure from Reykjavik

2hr Twin Peaks ATV Adventure from Reykjavik

Tour Highlights:

  • Duration: 3.5 hours
  • Departure: Hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Departure Time: Variety Available
  • Includes: Professional instructor-guide, transport by comfortable vehicle, use of a quad bike, thermal overalls, gloves and helmet

This tour is quite a bit similar to our previous one, though this one is longer, at 3.5 hours. Including pickup from select hotels in Reykjavik, a bit of that does include the drive there and back.

With the 2hr Twin Peaks ATV Adventure from Reykjavik, you’ll jump right into pure action-packed adventure, taking in beautiful vistas from Reykjavik and Faxafloi Bay.

Upon booking, you’ll be able to select if you’d like to ride solo, or with another person on a 2-seater! This makes it a great option for anyone of just about any age or experience level, as you can have a buddy to steer if you aren’t comfortable.

The landscape of this area is essentially inaccessible by a larger vehicle, like a car or van/shuttle. However, they can be by ATVs!

Meet up with your professional guides, who are experienced and overall just great to have around. They’ll make sure you have all your safety gear properly fitted, and provide you with thermal overalls.

There’s no need to worry about being cold and wet; just focus on the fun! Also, they give a solid safety briefing, and let you practice before you start off on your journey.

Follow your guide through winding roads onto the stunning Lake Hafravatn. The mirror-like surface reflects greenery and snow-capped mountains. After taking in the views, you’ll make your way to more remote areas on gravel paths.

This progression was great, as it gave us time to first get used to the feel of the quad before moving onto rougher terrain.

Race up the summit of Reykjavik Peak, and enjoy fascinating panoramas of the city below. Then, keep going up steeper tracks to Wolf Peak Mountain. This one may just be even more impressive, with a natural terrain that makes you feel like you’re on another planet

Tour Information & Booking

100% refund for cancellations within 24 hours of tour experience


4. 1hr ATV Reykjavik Peak Adventure

1hr ATV Reykjavik Peak Adventure

Tour Highlights:

  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Departure: Hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Departure Time: Varies (09:00 or 13:00 or 17:00)
  • Includes: Professional instructor-guide, transport by comfortable vehicle, safety briefing, use of a quad bike, thermal overalls, gloves and helmet

Perhaps you’re really trying to pack in as many activities as possible, and are looking for a shorter tour. If that sounds like you, give the 1h ATV Reykjavik Peak Adventure a chance!

With a pickup and drop-off optional, you’ll get a taste of adventure and riding ATVs while not having to commit to a full morning or afternoon.

Once you’re picked up, you’ll get acquainted with your guides as they provide a historical commentary along the way. From the very beginning, it’s evident how friendly and knowledgeable the staff is. Once there, you’ll don a protective helmet, gloves, and some puffy, warm overalls to make sure you stay dry.

If you’ve selected a 2-seater option, you’ll figure out with your partner who’ll be driving. This is an excellent tour for those who are trying out driving a quad for the first time.

Once everyone is settled, you’ll follow your guide out to the wild. To start, it’ll be on paved roads through open fields. Then, it’ll get a bit more challenging, on gravel roads to Lake Hafravatn.

Once there, your group will take a little break to admire the area and take some photos. Expect a good amount of ice, snow, and possibly wind, along the way!

You’ll then see what these vehicles are capable of, climbing the Reykjavik Peak. Once there, you’ll see incredible, full panoramas into the capital city and surrounding areas, below. The safari quads are very powerful, and will take you and your group to see sights most people don’t get the chance to.

Tour Information & Booking

100% refund for cancellations within 24 hours of tour experience


5. Reykjavik Quad Bike Tour Solo Rider

Reykjavik Quad Bike Tour Solo Rider

Tour Highlights:

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Departure: Flugumýri 18, Mosfellsbær
  • Departure Time: 10 am
  • Includes: Guide, use of helmet

Next, we have the Reykjavik Quad Bike Tour Solo Rider. This is yet again another 2-hour tour, taking you by ATV to see everything from towering mountain beaks, gushing waterfalls, hot mud pools, and much more!

Start off with a pickup at your hotel, which means all you have to worry about is getting to the lobby on time. As is the norm on these tours, the staff is very friendly, informative, and professional from the very beginning.

The trip from the capital city to the quad base is around just 15 minutes, which means you’ll have plenty of time to motor around the Icelandic wilderness! Before, you’ll put on some protective gear and a warm outfit, which keeps you dry as well.

After you arrive, everyone will receive a safety briefing to make sure everyone knows how to and feels comfortable operating the vehicle.

The countryside makes for the perfect learning grounds, and the guides are great with checking in to make sure you are okay with the trails you’re on. The trails are actually pretty simple, but come with thrills as they are relatively steep.

First, you’ll follow the guide to the Hafravatn Lake, which is usually frozen and mirror-like. It offers a magnificent view, and you’ll have plenty of time to take some photos.

Next, head up to Mount Hafrafell, where you’ll get some of the best views of Reykjavik and other nearby towns! These are places that coaches can’t get to, making it a special spot for any time spent in Iceland.

Tour Information & Booking

100% refund for cancellations within 24 hours of tour experience


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The 2hr Midnight Sun ATV Adventure from Reykjavik is our Editor's Choice for the best Iceland ATV tour

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Robert Baker

Robert is a content writer and editor at World Guides to Travel where he shares his love for the great outdoors. He also writes in-depth travel blogs for other websites around the world. Robert is passionate about the environment and uses his writing to educate people about the advantages and importance of sustainable living. Robert enjoys creative writing. In 2009, his children’s novel Sally Hemings & the Good Associates won the Children’s Fiction section of the You Write On Book of the Year Award.
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