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WHALE WATCHING ATV TOUR

19 review
All Year
8 Hours

TVs AND WHALE WATCHING – WHERE ELSE BUT ICELAND?

Can’t decide between a whale watching tour or a quad biking adrenaline rush? You don’t have to! Our combination tour will give you both. Where else could you experience the best of land and sea but Iceland?

PART 1 – 1HOUR REYKJAVIK PEAK TOUR

It’s no more than 15 minutes from your Reykjavik accommodation to our quad biking base camp. That’s why we love this city! Having picked you up*, we’ll take you to the camp for gear, instructions and safety training. No experience is necessary and our expert guides will make sure you know everything you need for a safe and fun ATV adventure.

Your quad bike tour takes you on a route along the lovely Lake Hafravatn, and a variety of terrains to have fun on. Then it’s onwards and upwards as you bike to the top of Hafrafell mountain – the high point of your journey. From there you should be able to see the Hengill mountain range, Iceland’s third most active volcanic system, together with Hellisheiði, the geothermal power plant for the capital area. A spectacular view over Faxaflói bay and the whole capital region, Bláfjöll mountain range and Esja, Reykjavik’s house mountain, is waiting for you.

LUNCH IN REYKJAVIK HARBOR

After your ATV tour, we will drop you off at the old harbor, where Elding is located. With its nice selection of little restaurants and cafes, it is one of the coziest parts of town, and we’re happy to make recommendations. While you refuel, you can look out across the bay and imagine the magnificent creatures that swim below the surface.

PART 2 – WHALE WATCHING BEYOND REYKJAVIK HARBOR

The boat is waiting as you head off in search of magnificent Minke whales and the other rich marine life of Faxafloi Bay. A 3-hour guided sea tour provides a fascinating insight into the life of the sea, and great views back to Reykjavik. Whales are a lot harder to predict than quad bikes, so sightings are never guaranteed! Cross your fingers that Mother Nature is feeling generous!

Whale watching team will drop you off at the original pick-up location.

The pick-up options is from all bus stops in downtown area.
Please check www.busstop.is to see what bus stop is closest to your hotel.

All prices listed are per person. For single riders, the single-rider option must be booked. To book the shared option, a minimum of two participants is required.

AVAILABILITY

All Year

DURATION

8 Hours

LEVEL

Easy

MINIMUM AGE

6 Years

MEETING POINT

PICKUP INCLUDED

PICK UP

No

Tour highlight

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Reykjavik Peak Mountain
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Hafravatn Lake
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Faxaflói Bay & Reykjavik Peninsula - whale watching

WHATS INCLUDED

1 full hour out on the ATV trails
Gear: Overalls, helmet, ski mask, gloves
Whale watching adventure with Elding
Pick up & Return transfer from your local Reykjavik Hotel or bus Stop (please check if your hotel is listed to a bus stop)
PRICE

34,000 ISK

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

Arianne M.

We had the best time on this tour and was definitely one of the highlights of our trip! The views were breathtaking and loved seeing the frozen lake. Our guides Louis and Valentin were such a good laugh and loved hearing about their life in Iceland. Only wish we’d booked a longer excursion!

Arianne M.
Aviya G.

Best time ever! Great tour guide with great energy 😆 Highly recommend for anyone that’s looking for a bit more excitement in Iceland 🔝 I had a wonderful time, thank you!

Aviya G.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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All drivers must be 17+ years old and have a full valid driver's license in their home country. Passengers do not need a license. Motorbike or provisional licences are not sufficient due to Icelandic Law but they can ride as a passengers.
If you have any questions please contact us at safari@safari.is

No, everyone can drive them. Before each tour starts, our team will explain how to operate the ATV and explain all details so you are ready to hit the roads.

Yes, all of our tours have one or more stops where you can take as many amazing photos as you want! Even if you want a picture with one of the breathtaking views, our guides are more than happy to take them of you! But don't forget to take some time to simply relax and enjoy the icelandic beauty without worrying about getting the perfect shot.

Yes, we do! Our daily tours offer an optional transfer service for 3000 ISK per person. Please note that we offer transfer from all bus stops downtown. See more info here www.busstop.is *** Pick-up service is at 09:00, 13:00,17:00,20:00 – the Pickup window is 30 min.

All hotels downtown are in a no-pick-up zone. Therefore, you will need to walk to the nearest bus stop. You can check www.busstop.is for available bus stops. You can also search for them on Google Maps.

Yes, children can join as a passenger – they must be at least 6 years of age and in the company of an adult. Children between age 6 and 16 get a 25% discount.

The provided gear includes warm overalls, rain gear (if needed), a helmet, gloves & Balaclavas. Gear Size: we have gear for children & adults from XSmall – 3XL.

We suggest that you dress warm & accordingly to the weather on the tour day. We will provide all you need for the tour, but it's good to come with good underneath layers on cold days.

Yes, there will be a professionally trained guide for all our tours, speaking fluent English and Icelandic.

If you are two people and want to share a bike, in the booking widget, you will put two persons in sharing. If you have an odd number or a solo traveler, you must put 1 in a solo rider.

Yes, if you both have a valid driver's license, you can swap the seats to share the experience.

All drivers must be at least 17 to drive the ATV or buggies and have a valid driving license in their home country. The minimum age for a passenger is 6 years old.

220kg/530lbs per person as a solo driver. Combined weight per ATV/ Buggy = 240kg/530 lbs(double rider)

You can reschedule your tour anytime with a 24-hour notice.

Our address is Lambhagavegur 19, 113 Reykjavik. You can find it on Google Maps here. The estimated time is a 15-minute drive from downtown Reykjavik. You will need to arrive at least 10 minutes before departure time. Showing up late and missing the departure will result in no refund; we don't like that! We have a FREE parking at our basecamp :) Please email us if you have any questions regarding meeting us on location.

We do not recommend women who are pregnant participate in our tours. If you are traveling in a group, you are welcome to travel with them and stay at our base camp while the group goes on the snowmobile part of the tour.

Full refund if canceled within 24hr of notice. Less than 24hr, no refund.

No Refund for no-shows and cancellations on location.

No Refund for showing up under the influence.

  1. Reschedule for another day.
  2. Find another tour to do and use the deposit for it.
  3. Receive a full refund.

No, before and during activities. Driving under the consumption of alcohol or illicit drugs is prohibited. If we suspect a participant is intoxicated, we will prohibit them from joining the activity.