VOLCANIC SAFARI FULL DAY ATV / QUAD TOUR

We will start the tour on the western part of Reykjanes peninsula and after around 3 hours of driving we will stop for lunch. After lunch we head east to Krísuvík and drive along a road called “Vigdísarvellir” – a great route to experience the nature and the mountains around our in a new way. We stop on the way to take alook at the lake “Kleifarvatn” and also the thermal area called “Seltún”
Availability

All year

Duration

6-7 Hours

Departs From

10,00

Level

Moderate

Minimum Age

6 Years old

Meet On Location

yes

Pick Up

yes

Description

We will start the tour on the western part of Reykjanes peninsula and after around 3 hours of driving we will stop for lunch. After lunch we head east to Krísuvík and  drive along a road called “Vigdísarvellir” – a great route to experience the nature and the mountains around our in a new way. We stop on the way to  take alook at the lake “Kleifarvatn” and also the thermal area called “Seltún”.

After the ATV tour we recommend you relax in the Blue Lagoon (admission to the Blue Lagoon not included).

Send us an E-mail for more information.

The tour starts at our base at 10:00 am.

On this tour we’ll go through all kinds of terrain, we’ll start at our old harbor which is now a recreational area with dramatic shipwrecks and over hundred year old foundations that have remained unspoiled and protected for a reminder of the old life. We’ll drive through rocky mountain paths towards Mt.Thorbjorn, a dormant sleeping volcano that towers over the Blue lagoon. Our journey heads on to the one hundred craters of Eldvörp . If you are familiar with the Lord of the rings movies, you can say you’ve literally just entered Mordor. The area is full of volcanic craters and we’ll take a stop for a short hike to one of the them which has extensive thermal activity within and outside of the crater, where a great deal of steam of about 280´C escapes. This area is mostly only known by locals making it a true hidden gem for the newcomer!

We’ll ride alongside the one hundred crater row towards our local hot spring area Gunnuhver exploited by steam vents and mud pools. The mud pools form where steam from boiling geothermal resevoir water emanates and condenses and mixes with surface water. Accompanying gases such as carbon dioxide and hydrogen sulphide make the water acid. This causes alteration of the fresh lava rock to clay. The ride continues towards the ocean to see the very cool rock formations of Valahnukar were there are often great deal of high waves offering spectacular views when waves break on the troll-stone looking rocks. On that site you’ll also have a overlook to the volcanic island Eldey and the oldest lighthouse in Iceland.

The fun is not over yet, our next path is through a vicious black lava field, a bumpy terrain and one of Game of Thrones film spots towards the black sandy beach Sandvík where Clint Eastwood filmed the award-winning movie Flags of our fathers based on the battle of japanese island of Iwo Jima during WW2. A very picture friendly spot and sometimes you can even see brave surfers riding the waves. By the beach there are mighty fun sand dunes and the guide will pick a cool track through them if everyone is up to the task.

All of a sudden you are driving inside a rocky canyon, where your guide will stop for hot chocolate and twisted donuts. You are situated on the two continents of Eurasia and America

We’ll head back to Grindavík for lunch where we park the ATV’s by a restaurant thats located just in front of the the pier, the restaurant is decorated with all sorts of old fishing equipments and pictures from the old days of Grindavík. They offer lobstep soup and soup of the day (vegetable,icelandic meatsoup etc,) and lots of other delecious stuff. ( Its all included )

After the lunchbreak we jump back on the ATV’s and continue our adventure, we’ll be heading to the volcano garden of Krýsuvík were we’ll see breathtaking mountaingardens with geothermal steam vents and volcanic craters,

We’ll stop by beautiful lakes the area and enjoy the nature, You’re truly in the highlands over there, surrounded by mossy’n’black hills, there’s hardly no one ever there so you will feel tucked away in the wilderness away from any man-made disctraction.

We’ll stop by the famous Seltún hot spring area were over time Here solfataras, fumaroles, mud pots and hot springs have formed, the soil is coloured bright yellow, red, and green hues. Sulphur deposits were mined in 1722 – 1728 and in the 19th century. German scientist Robert Bunsen visited the site in 1845 and, based on research there, proposed a hypothesis on formation of sulphuric acid in nature.

Near the geothermal fields are several maars – craters created by the explosions of overheated groundwater!

If you like to have fun and see cool things while doing it, this tour.  will not dissapoint!

Price

ISK 59,900 per person for two people on a bike.
Add 15,000 ISK per person for a single bike.

Must add solo fee for odd numbers and solo travelers.

Tour starts 11:00 at our base.

Minimum: 2 pax or minimum fee.

Includes: 6-7 hour ATV guided tour and lunch.

we reserve the right to change routes because of weather or safety.

Show up at our base before 11:00 / 15:00 at Þórkötlustaðir 3, 240 Grindavík, Iceland (5 min. drive from the Blue Lagoon)

We offer pick up as seen in the booking calendar

 

 

Starts from

464 USD

Highlights

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All gear for the ATV and Buggy is included so you can show up like you are.
But we recommend that you show up in outdoor clothing and if its raining you can borrow rain coverall to keep you nice and dry.
Included: Overall, gloves, mask, boots, helmet and rain coverall so you don´t have to worry when you book adventure with 4×4 Adventures Iceland.
You can find map on our home page or simply add this adress to your gps?
Town: Grindavík
Street: Þórkötlustaðavegi 3
We can be found online under the name 4×4 Adventures Iceland and ATV Adventures Iceland.
Drive like you are going to the Blue Lagoon but skip the turn and drive into the town Grindavík.
If you have any problems finding us call +354-857-3001

 

Note: it takes 45 minutes to drive from center of Reykjavík to our base and 20 minutes from Keflavík airport.
Good to bring on adventure with us is :
Camera to capture what you see! yes its amazing.
Water to keep hydrated.
Go pro if you have one or rent it from us.
It is easy when you book your tour online choose pick-up and you will be picked up at your hotel in Reykjavík.
What if my hotel or guesthouse is not on the list? contact us [email protected] or +354-857-3001 and we will find something out for you.
We can also arrange private transfer in Bus, super jeep, helicopter or luxury cars just send us an line and we will make it happen.