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Lava Beach 2-Hour ATV/Quad Adventure in Reykjanes Geopark

Product ID: 90774
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This is a 2-hour lava beach expedition through Reykjanes's rugged lava fields. Find yourself driving through the moon-like landscape full of volcanic craters and moss covered lava.
About this activity
Duration 2 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Pick-up service

Hotel pick-up starts at 9:30 AM or 1:30 PM depends on the option you choose.
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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy the black sandy volcanic beach full of birdlife, ruins of old fishing stations, moss covered lava
  • Ride up and through the mountains
  • Experience a panoramic view on top of the ATV mountain
Full description
The path runs through various lava-fields and an old harbor which is now a recreational area with dramatic shipwrecks and over 100- year old foundations that remain unspoiled and protected. You will ride along the coastline through rocky mountain paths taking a left turn for a fun gradient filled path to a lunarscape-looking valley that will remind you of a sci-fi movie scene.

If you’ve ever wondered how it is to drive between 2 mossy volcanic craters, then that’s whats 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 force the earth can pull upon you. 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 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 bird life. 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 your favor, you’ll head to the summit of our ATV trailed Mount Hagafell for a breathtaking 360 degree panoramic view overlooking the area.

                                                             
Includes
  • 2-hour ATV guided tour
  • All riding gear provided

When you get there

Meeting point

Tour operator's base Þórkötlustaðir 3, 240 Grindavík.

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• Please note price is per person assuming two passengers per ATV