Northern Lights ATV Tour from Reykjavik

Northern Lights ATV Tour from Reykjavik
Adventure and the Northern Lights define Iceland; combine them with this ATV excursion.
Combine aurora hunting with quad biking when travelling in Iceland.
Take an ATV tour under the spectacular aurora borealis in Iceland.
Get out into Iceland's dark landscapes for your best chance to enjoy the Northern Lights.
The Northern Lights appear in dark and clear skies; if you have both, this ATV adventure could be the trip of a lifetime.
See how the Northern Lights dance in Iceland's skies.

Witness the aurora borealis without missing out on any fun activities, with this exciting nighttime ATV ride. This tour should have great appeal to lovers of adventure and incredible nature alike.

It begins when you are picked up from your hotel late in the evening, long after sunset. You will be taken to the ATVs that are waiting by Hafrafell, a mountain just outside of Reykjavík.

Once here, your experienced guides will get you dressed in your warm overalls, gloves and helmets, before you can mount up. Please note that only drivers with a valid licence (or valid translation if your licence is written in a non-Latin script) are allowed to operate a quad-bike, but anyone aged six and up can join as a passenger.

You will set off, following your guides as they lead you around the serene lake Hafravatn, then up the slopes of Mount Hafrafell. Start to look up at the skies as you travel, as the Northern Lights can appear any time when the sky is both dark and clear.

Most of the landscapes unfolding around you as you ascend the mountain will be completely obscured in the night, but Reykjavík itself will be shimmering far below; you may even be able to make out a few of its features. Just don’t stare at it for too long at a time, as you want your eyes to be well adjusted to the dark for when the Northern Lights show.

If they do appear, prepare for an awe-inspiring experience. Streaks of an otherworldly green, occasionally with purples, reds and pinks, will swirl and dance above, seeming to be so close that you could pluck them from the air. Seeing the auroras is on the top of many people’s bucket lists, and Iceland is one of the most reliable places for ticking it off.

You will stop at the top of the mountain, for a great view over Reykjavík and, if they are there, the Northern Lights. After taking some photos, you can hop back onto your ATV, and start your descent. With any luck, you’ll still have a great show going on above.

Don’t miss this unique and adventurous way to see the aurora borealis. Check availability by choosing a date.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Activities: ATV, Sightseeing, Northern lights hunting
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Minimum age: 6 years.
  • Languages: English, Swedish
  • Highlights: Reykjavík, Hafravatn, Hafrafell, Northern Lights, Mosfellsbær
Pickup information:
    Pick up half an hour before departure. Please be at your pickup location in time for your departure. Should your pickup location be at a bus stop and you need assistance finding it, seek guidance in your Hotel's reception or contact your tour provider directly.
    • Overalls, gloves, helmets

    What to bring:
    • Driver's License

    • Warm, waterproof clothes

    • Good shoes

    Good to know:

    Please note that only drivers with a valid licence are allowed to operate a quad-bike. If your licence is written in a non-Latin script, please provide a written, valid translation.

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