Lava ATV Tour from Thorlakshofn

Lava ATV Tour from Thorlakshofn
ATVs sit two people, so your kid can be a passenger as you ride from Þórlakshöfn across the South Coast of Iceland.
Þólakshöfn on Iceland's South Coast is best seen from ATV, as you ride along the lava fields and black-sand-beaches.
Beautiful and bizarre formations on the South Coast of Iceland in summer near Þórlakshöfn.
Enjoy both beaches and lava fields as you travel the South Coast of Iceland by ATV.
The trails of the South Coast of Iceland await your ATV.
A beautiful lighthouse on an ATV tour of Iceland's South Coast.

Join this splendid three-hour ATV Tour where you head into the lava fields by Þórlákshöfn. You will get a terrific view of the south coast of Iceland and a wonderful adventurous experience at the same time by the lava. Your guides will tell you the stories of nature and history on specific spots.

You will also stop by the lava cave Arnarkerið to marvel at its formations. This trip combines nature and adrenaline with Icelandic history. The surroundings by Þórlákshöfn are breathtaking and full of history, guaranteeing your enjoyment.

Þórlákshöfn and its surroundings offer a wide range of beautiful landscapes with black sand beaches, rocky cliffs, lava formations, caves, geothermal areas and vivid hot springs. One of the best ways to take in the extent of this scenery is by flying through it on a speedy ATV.

The highlights of this tour are the black volcanic beach and its surroundings, along with the amazing lava fields that you will see on the inland drives. There will be lava formations, one of them being Arnarvogskerið crater, and the strange and cracked fields of Selvogsheiði heights. You will certainly see Icelandic nature at its finest. 

Your guide will teach you how to drive the ATV, so no prior experience is needed. You will, of course, be provided with a super ATV, helmet and warm suit, but it comes recommended that you bring gloves.

The minimum participants are two persons. The driver of the ATV needs to have a valid driver’s licence and the minimum age of the passenger is 12 years of age. Maximum participants number is 24 persons. The tour takes about 3 hours but you need to show up 30 minutes prior to departure to get your gear and go through the safety and driving instructions.

This is a perfect activity for families or friends to enjoy a fun day together where you can combine history, fun, adventure and nature. Check availability by choosing a date. 

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: Apr. - Sep.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Activities: Caving, ATV, Sightseeing
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 6 years.
  • Languages: English, Icelandic
  • Highlights: South Shore, South Iceland, Þorlákshöfn, South Coast, Arnarker
Pickup information:
  • Departure time : 08:30, 09:30, 12:30.

Hafnarskeið 17, Þorlákshöfn
Please be at the tour start location in good time before departure.
  • Every passenger gets a helmet and warm suit

  • An ATV bike rental is of course included 

What to bring:
  • Driving licence

  • Good to have gloves

Good to know:

The driver of the ATV need to have a valid driving licence.

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Lava ATV Tour from Thorlakshofn
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