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Lava Beach 2-Hour ATV Tour

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2 hours
Very Easy
Starting point
4x4 Adventures
Pickup Option
Free Pickup

Embark on a 2-hour outdoor tour on an ATV to Lava Beach. Enjoy the thrilling ride to Krísuvík peninsula over the mountain Festarfjall and to the black sandy beach Selatangar. Experience mountain hiking on an ATV through to mountain Hagafell where you will have a clear and panoramic view of the mountainous region.

What to expect?

  • We ride to Krísuvík peninsula over the mountain Festarfjall and to the beach Selatangar where we take a short break before heading back for some more mountain safari. We ride on ATV through lava and black sand and up onto the mountain Hagafell, where we can expect a good view over the Blue Lagoon and the island of Eldey.

  • Our path runs through various lava-fields, our old harbor which is now a recreational area with dramatic shipwrecks and over hundred-year-old foundations that remain unspoiled and protected for a reminder of the old life.

  • We’ll ride along the coastline through rocky mountain paths taking a left turn for fun up and down a path to a lunarscape-looking valley that reminds you of a Sci-Fi movie scene. If you’ve ever wondered how it’s to drive between 2 mossy volcanic craters then that’s what's going to happen on the way to the black sandy beach!

  • You’ll feel amazed by the sights on the way where you can literally feel the human-vulnerable force our earth can pull up on us. Arriving at the black sandy beach of Selatangar (Sealbay) you’re pretty much back in the Viking years. In this area, there are old fishing villages from the middle ages where Vikings settled in for fishing purposes until 1886. You’ll see foundations of their settlements where they only had carved lava rocks to build their huts and sheds from, using driftwood as rooftops. They have been declared inviolate but are unfortunately a portion of them are getting slowly shattered from vicious wave breaks during high tide.

  • The waves are often really high in this area and follow up with great birdlife, sometimes you’ll even see a curious seal pop up from the ocean to say hello. On the way back you’ll also see sheep and horses.

  • The Icelandic horses stay outside most of the winter and grow an extra thick fur looking very prideful in their natural habitat. If time is in our favor, we’ll head to the summit of our ATV trailed Mt. Hagafell for a breathtaking 360’ panoramic view overlooking the area!

What is included?

  • 2-hour ATV guided tour
  • All equipment you need to join this tour (we supply you with all the gear you would need to keep you warm and dry: Overalls, gloves, mask, boots, helmet and rain coveralls)

Is this experience for me?

  • Valid driver´s license is required for ATV driver
  • Passenger age limit: 6 years

What do I need to bring?

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Spending money
  • Camera
  • Layered clothing
  • Passport/ID
  • Outerwear, such as gloves and a coat (dependent on season)

Additional information

  • Voucher: You will receive a secure voucher to either print out or present on your mobile phone.
  • Cancellation Policy: For a full refund, please cancel at least 24 hours prior to the start date of the experience.
  • Quality Assurance: Travelade only works with selected local partners we trust to provide high-quality service.

Meeting point

You can meet us on location or you can choose to have a pick up/drop off in Reykjavik.

Directions for those driving themselves:

  • Town: Grindavík
  • Street: Þórkötlustaðavegi 3
  • We can be found online under the name 4x4 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.

Note: it takes 45 minutes to drive from the center of Reykjavík to our base and 20 minutes from Keflavík airport.

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