Experience an exhilarating ATV journey through Iceland's breathtaking vistas!
On an ATV tour of Iceland, enjoy an adrenaline-fuelled journey across the most breathtaking landscapes in the Land of Ice and Fire. Cross remote black-sand beaches, roaring rivers, verdant valleys and more!
An all-terrain vehicle, or ATV, is designed to handle the roughest and wildest of off-road conditions. And on an ATV Iceland tour, you’ll see wild landscapes to match.
Thrilling ATV Tour to Iceland's Plane Wreck
One of the most popular ATV tours of Iceland, for example, is a classic trip across black-sand beaches to the plane wreck at Sólheimasandur. This wreckage has been lying on the sands of a glacial plain for 50 years and it makes for an evocative and thrilling destination. What’s more, on this tour, you’ll ride to the base of Mýrdalsjökull glacier, visit the Jökulsá river, and enjoy views over the magnificent peninsula Dyrhólaey
Discover Reykjavík's Hidden Beauty on ATV Tours
Alternatively, get off the beaten track and explore the scenic landscapes just outside Reykjavík. Ride the trails around Lake Hafravatn and climb Hafrafell, to enjoy stunning views over the city.
Another of the best ATV tours in Iceland gives you a different experience entirely. On a midnight sun ATV tour, you’ll enjoy the thrills of an ATV ride while literally seeing Reykjavík’s surroundings in a different light.
There’s something for everyone among our ATV tours—and you won’t need to worry if you’ve never driven one before. All our tours include a short introductory briefing, to ensure that everyone is safe, comfortable, and confident with driving. And we’ll provide everything.
You need a full valid driving licence to drive an ATV in Iceland. Unfortunately, according to Icelandic law, a motorbike or tractor licence, or a provisional licence, will not be sufficient. You will also need to be at least 17 years of age.
Anyone that does not have a valid licence can still join an Iceland ATV tour, but you will have to be a passenger. You will not be able to drive.
As part of all of our Iceland ATV tours, you’ll be provided with waterproof overalls, a balaclava and helmet, and waterproof boots if they’re required. However, you’ll need to come prepared with everything else you need to stay warm.
We recommend that you wear lots of warm layers, including a thermal base layer, a jumper or midlayer, and a warm jacket. While you won’t need a hat, warm socks and gloves can be a good idea.
Yes, you're allowed to bring a camera or GoPro to capture the stunning landscapes. However, keep in mind that you're responsible for securely attaching your equipment.
Unfortunately, two year olds won’t be able to ride on an ATV in Iceland. On all our tours, you will have to be at least 8 years old to ride and at least 17 to drive. This is to ensure the safety of everyone involved.
While most ATVs are built for just a single driver, the vehicles we use on our ATV tours in Iceland can fit a driver and a passenger. This way, if someone doesn’t have a valid licence, they can ride as a passenger. If you both do, then you can take it in turns to drive!
An ATV only requires one driver at a time. However, on most Iceland ATV tours, you will ride in pairs on each vehicle.
This way, if you both have a full valid driving licence, you will be able to swap so you can each have a go at driving. Or, if you’re on holiday with someone without a licence, they can ride on the back.
Yes, the tour is designed for all levels of experience. Our qualified guides will give a short safety briefing and basic instructions before the ride starts. Remember, a valid driver's license is required to operate an ATV.
The tour includes stops at points of interest like the DC3 Plane Wreck. These stops not only allow you to appreciate the sites but also provide a break from the ride.
ATV stands for “all-terrain vehicle”, and it’s called that precisely because it can be driven on any type of landscape. Whether you want to ride on snow, rock, sand, or mud, an ATV can handle it all.
Often known as quad bikes, ATVs are a particular type of vehicle designed to handle anything you throw at it.
Yes, children aged 8 and up are allowed on the tour, but they must ride as passengers. It's a great way for families to enjoy the adventure together!
The DC3 Plane Wreck is a U.S. Navy DC-3 plane that crash-landed on the black beach at Sólheimasandur, South Coast of Iceland, in 1973. This uncanny yet fascinating sight against the Icelandic landscape makes it a popular spot for visitors.
An all-terrain vehicle (ATV) is a type of vehicle that you can drive on any surface, including snow, sandy beaches, and rocky mountains. They’re often otherwise known as quad bikes or off-road vehicles.
On an ATV tour in Iceland, you’ll be led across some of the country’s most spectacular landscapes. You’ll climb mountains, cross rivers and glaciers, and see iconic sights along the way.
Most ATVs have automatic gears, with the only real exceptions being racing quad bikes, which have manual gears. It’s one less thing to think about if you’ve never driven one before.
At Icelandia, our most popular ATV tours are small-group tours. You and your loved ones can book the time that suits you and you’ll be joined by a small number of other like-minded travellers.
However, if you want an ATV tour all to yourself, get in touch with us. You can book tailor-made, custom, and private tours directly with us.
While we provide insulated coveralls, helmets, balaclavas, and boots (optional), we do recommend wearing warm, layered clothing underneath, especially if you are sensitive to cold.
An ATV is a vehicle that can handle any environment, landscape, or terrain that you want to use it on. It’s often also referred to as an off-road vehicle (ORV), a quad bike, or a light utility vehicle (LUV).
While they’re designed to be taken off-road, you still need to treat them with caution and respect. They are powerful machines that can reach high speeds.
You need to be at least 17 years old to drive an ATV in Iceland. This is according to Icelandic law.
You’ll also need to have a valid full driving licence. Unfortunately, a learner’s permit, a provisional licence, or a licence specific to tractors or motorcycles are not sufficient.
If you don’t have a licence, you can ride on the back of an ATV driven by someone who does. You’ll need a minimum of 7 years to ride.
Yes, you're welcome to bring your own refreshments. Just ensure they're packed securely as the ATV ride can be bumpy!
The tour operates in all kinds of weather unless it causes any concern for safety, and a little rain can even add to the adventure! It's part of the Icelandic experience. We do recommend that guests bring rain gear just in case.