15 Sep - 15 Mar: Daily
7 to 8 hours approx.
We offer complimentary pick-up and drop-off at hotels, guesthouses and bus stops in Reykjavik. Please mention your pickup address while making the reservation. Alternatively, you can join the tour at our local partner’s office at Hafnarstræti 20 / Bus stop 6.
In case pickup is not possible directly from your hotel, you will be picked up from another location nearest to your place.
Check the Useful Downloads section for the list of hotels and the list of nearest bus stops.
Same as the start point
On this exciting evening adventure, drive an all-terrain-vehicle (ATV) across the rugged frozen tundra of Iceland and hunt for the magical Northern Lights that swirl across the sky in vivid colours and dramatic patterns.
Explore the hills and mountains in your own ATV vehicle, the coolest ride in Iceland! Take in impressive views of the surrounding landscape as you manoeuvre your vehicle on the craggy surface of the Hafrafjall Mountain.
After your ATV adventure, you will hunt for the elusive auroras with the help of an expert guide. The Northern Lights are seen in winter, usually on clear crisp nights far away from the city’s lights. Using their years of experience, local guides examine the conditions of the day, altering your route to give you the best chance of seeing this epic natural phenomenon.
What's the plan:
Your ATV tour begins in the dark when the sun has fully set. You will be picked up from your Reykjavik accommodation in a coach and driven to the Safari Quads base camp, just 15 minutes outside of the city.
Your guide will be waiting with your ATV vehicles at the camp. After a brief training on how to operate the vehicle and safety instructions from the guide, you will climb on your ATV and set off for a 1-hour ride across the dramatic Icelandic landscape. Take off on your bike on an exciting journey up Hafrafjall mountain climbing higher and higher until you reach the top.
At the end of your ATV ride, you will return to the base camp and enjoy a hot drink before heading back to Reykjavik to begin your Northern Lights adventure.
Northern Lights Tour:
At Reykjavik, you will board a Northern Lights tour bus from the Grayline bus terminal and head to the selected viewing spots where you may see the spectacular Aurora. Expert guides decide where each journey will lead, with their focus remaining on giving travellers the best possible opportunity to see the Northern Lights.
The tour will take you to all the places where these Northern Lights are most likely to be seen. However, the activity operator cannot guarantee that you will witness the spectacle. If the Lights are not seen though, you will be offered a second tour free of charge.
At the end of the tour, you will be dropped back to your accommodation.
Voucher information: You can show your voucher on your smartphone (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!)
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to confirm all departure details.
Pickup from hotels and guesthouses starts 30 minutes before the tour departure time stated on your voucher.
A valid drivers licence is required to operate the ATV.
Minimum age for the ATV tour is 6 years.
Pickup and drop-off service is not possible directly from hotels in the city center, instead you need to go to a nearby conveniently located bus stop.
The Northern Lights are visible from September through to April but can only be seen on a clear night. Therefore, the tour company reserves the right to cancel this tour if the evening sky is heavily clouded or weather conditions are not favourable.
A decision is made daily latest at 5:00 pm whether the tour will take place or not, and emails are sent out to inform you.
The tour company cannot guarantee sightings of the Northern Lights even if the tour operates. If the tour runs and the Lights are not seen the company will offer customers a second Northern Lights tour free of charge.
Price is based on two persons sharing an ATV. Surcharge applies for solo riders.
It’s not a short tour – pick-up for the quad-bike safari commence at 5pm, and the hunt for the Aurora can often last until midnight.
Covid-19 restrictions in Iceland: People who present a vaccination certificate or a certificate of previous infection are allowed to enter the country. Other visitors must stay in a government quarantine facility for 5-6 days with double PCR testing. Unnecessary traveling from high-risk countries is banned.
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