Lava Beach Two Hour ATV - Quad Tour
This exciting tour takes you on track to the east from Grindavík town on the Reykjanes Peninsula towards Krísuvík, over the small mountain Festarfjall, to the black sandy beach and finally Selatangar. At Selatangar we take a short break before heading back for more mountain safari. The drive takes you in between old lava and black sand and we head up the another mountain, Hagafell, where you can expect a good view to the Blue Lagoon and the island Eldey rock.
The tour starts by going through lava fields from different eruptions. Through the old harbor which is now a recreational area with old shipwrecks and over hundred-year-old foundations that remain unspoiled and protected. The driving adventure continues along the coastline through rocky mountain paths and for fun to a lunarscape-looking Valley that will remind you of a Sci-Fi movie scene. If you’ve ever wondered how it feels like to drive between two volcanic craters, then that is what you will experience on the way to the black sandy beach! Most of our guests feel amazed by the sights and often encounter a feeling an unusual force only felt in the presence of Mother Nature.
Selatangar – the by of seals
Arriving at the black sandy beach of Selatangar you’re pretty much back in the Viking era and medieval times. Here you will experience the ruins of an old fishing hamlet from the middle ages; a place Vikings settled in for fishing and Icelanders utilized until the late nineteenth century. You’ll see foundations of their settlements where they only had carved lava rocks to build their huts and sheds. Occasionally using driftwood carried by the ocean from far away places as rooftops. The ruins have been declared inviolate but unfortunately, a portion of them can not sustain the mighty force of the Atlantic Ocean and slowly shattered from vicious waves during high tide. The waves are often quite high around Selatangar. A stunning sight with spectacular birdlife, sometimes you’ll even see a curious seal pop up from the ocean to say hello. On the way back you will also see other species from the animal kingdom like sheep and horses. The Icelandic horses are mostly domesticated but stay outside most of the winter. Curiously the fur grows extra thick, and the horses are looking very prideful in their natural habitat. If time is in our favor, we’ll head to the summit of Mt.Hagafell for a breathtaking 360’ panoramic view overlooking the area! "
Tour location :
Starting place / town :
- Quad Bike
2-hour ATV guided tour.
Optional: Relax in the Blue Lagoon after the ATV tour, admission not included.
Must add solo fee for odd numbers and solo travelers.
Overall clothing and helmets provided
What to bring:
Warm cloth and a camera