ATV Northern Lights Tour Iceland - EI

Rumble up Reykjavik’s Mountains on an ATV and Marvel Under the Northern Lights

Fully licensed travel agency & tour operator

Leave the city behind in search of fuel-driven thrills and Northern Lights magic.

Duration: ~7.5 hours

Available: Sep - Apr

Age limit: 8 years

Difficulty: Easy

Tour Highlights:
  • ATV Safari
  • Northern Lights Excursion
  • Expert Aurora Guides
  • Small-Group Experience
  • Free Northern Lights Tour Photos


ATV safari; Northern Lights tour; sightseeing over Reykjavik; ascend Hafrafell Mountain; visit Hafravatn Lake; English-speaking guides; all necessary gear; pick-up and drop off from Reykjavik

Bring with you:

Hiking boots or sturdy shoes; weatherproof and warm outerwear; warm underlayers; warm headwear; gloves and scarf; camera (optional)

Not included:

Snacks and refreshments

Pick-Up and Drop Off Information:

Pick-up starts at 17:00 (5 p.m.) from your accommodation or arranged pick-up point. Please be at your pick-up spot at least 15 minutes before the time provided to you at booking. 

After the ATV portion of the tour, you’ll be dropped off at your previous meeting place at 19:30 (7:30 p.m.). You’re welcome to clean up, rest, and have dinner before we pick you up again, starting at 21:30 (9:30 p.m.) for the Northern Lights tour.

Also, please be aware pick-up can take up to 30 minutes and we thank you for your patience.

Practical Information:

Our ATV tours are priced for two persons per ATV. If you would like to operate/drive your own ATV as a single rider, you need to pay an extra 4,000 ISK per person.

Drivers must be 17 years old or older and bring with them a valid driver’s license.

Passengers must be at least 8 years old. Children under 18 must have the permission of their parent or guardian.

You may rent additional clothing items such as hiking shoes and winter jackets for an extra fee upon booking.

Please Note:

The success of the Iceland Northern Lights tour is very dependent on the weather forecast and current weather conditions. We reserve the right to cancel departures until 18:15 (6:15 p.m.) on the day of the tour. 

If we don’t see the Northern Lights on our tour, we offer clients the chance to join another evening’s departure free of charge upon availability. Please note that you will need to re-book through the booking portal link with your voucher.

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25 990 per adult

Children (11-16): 19 493

Operated with a Trusted Partner

Distance yourself from city life and head into the wilds of Iceland on an ATV quad bike. In the evening, go on the hunt for the spectacular Northern Lights! This combo day tour starts with a quad bike journey into Reykjavík city’s surrounding mountains and ends under the light show of the aurora borealis.

ATV Mountain Safari

Hit rugged mountain trails on an ATV! Meet your guide at your selected pick-up point in Reykjavik and whisked just 15 minutes away from downtown. Our guides will get you geared up and give you a short safety briefing. Then we’ll hop on our quad bikes and zoom towards the Hafrafell Mountain summit. 

Traverse rocky lava fields and beautiful scenery as you ascend the mountainside. At the peak, you’ll find breathtaking panoramic views of Reykjavik, the North Atlantic Ocean, and the towering Esja Mountain. On the way back we’ll venture toward Hafravatn Lake for another glimpse of Icelandic natural beauty. 

After a full hour of cruising the twisting trails, we’ll return to base. Head back to Reykjavik for food and a short break before going back into the country in search of the Northern Lights.

Magical Auroras: Northern Lights Hunt

Time to hunt for the Northern Lights! Once night falls, you’ll be picked up again from Reykjavik, pile into a minibus, and head out of the capital city. Depending on the aurora forecast, we may head to Thingvellir National Park, Reykjanes (The Southern Peninsula), or maybe even Borgarfjordur, a fjord west of Reykjavik. 

Our local guides are aurora experts. They’ll take you to the best places to watch the auroras under the dark night sky. Once you’re away from the light pollution of Reykjavik, exit your vehicle and bask under the glow of the aurora borealis! 

The Northern Lights can come in many different colors, from the usual yellow-green to pink and red to bluish purple. Our guides will bring cameras to snap photos of you and your group. You’ll leave with a precious keepsake to remember the awesome aurora borealis. 

After you’ve finished your successful aurora hunt, we’ll head back to Reykjavik.

Fun and fanciful, this 7-hour ATV and Northern Lights combo-tour will leave you not only out of breath, but also breathless.

ATV Quad Winter Snow Mountain Group Of People

ATV Quad group of people in winter

Disclaimer: Operated With Trusted Partner