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Mountain Ride - Half Day Quad Biking Trip From Reykjavík

Quad Biking Tour through the lava fields of Hellisheiði, just 30 minutes from Reykjavik

Trip level: 2 (out of 5) easy
Guaranteed departures: daily from Reykjavik at 09:00-09:30, all year round
Duration: 2-3 hours with 1 hour quad biking

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Located just east of Reykjavik, Hellisheidi is a wild and beautiful volcanic plateau. Backed by mountains, its rugged lava flows are softened by a thick coating of grey-green moss. Just 30 minutes drive from the capital, this is the setting for the ATV excursions.

First you'll transfer from Reykjavik to the quad bike base. The guides will introduce you to the powerful Yamaha 700cc machines, lined up waiting for you. After a safety briefing it's time to set off with your guide, full throttle into the wilderness. Quad bikes are easy and fun to drive and you'll soon get the hang of it once you're on the trail. Racing through the lava fields is really exhilarating but we'll also make stops to take in the views. The standard trip is one hour but a two hour version Mountain Cruiser is also available.

Price includes: transportation between Reykjavik and Hellisheidi, one-hour quad biking (ATV) trip based on two sharing a quad bike. Optional supplement for sole use of quad bike: 2,500 ISK
Price without transportation from Reykjavik: make your own way and meet at 10:00 at the Quad Biking base at Litla Kaffistofan on Hellisheidi – 9,990 ISK per person.
Please bring with you: warm outdoor clothing, wind and rainproof jacket and trousers, gloves, hiking boots or strong shoes. Note: boots, rainproof jacket and trousers can be hired – must be arranged in advance. You must have a valid DRIVING LICENCE with you to drive a quad bike
Age limit: 10 years as a passenger on the ATV.
Special skills: no previous experience is required but to drive a quad bike you must bring a valid driving licence with you. 
Pick up in Reykjavik: if you are staying at one of the many hotels and guesthouses in the city centre then pick up for your tour will be at 9:00 from our outdoor shop “Cintamani Centre” at Laugavegur 11. The shop is located in the heart of the old city centre Click here to see a map of our location.


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This trip is also featured in the following tours:
Full Throttle - Rafting and Quad Biking Combo Day Trip
Reykjavik Adventure - Multi Day Adventure (details to follow)

All adventure trips are undertaken on the responsibility of its participants. Arctic Adventures does not assume any responsibility for accidents that are caused by its customers or can be traced to there own actions. Participants have to sign a waiver before undertaking all trips stating that they realize that all outdoor activities carry an inherit risk.