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Golden Circle and Black Beach ATV Tour

Experience Iceland’s iconic landscapes, with an added thrill!

On the Golden Circle and Black Beach ATV Tour, you’ll get to visit some of the Golden Circle’s most famed scenery, from waterfalls to geysers.

Then, round out the day by getting behind the wheel of an ATV (quad bike) for a wild ride along a black sand beach.

This tour is breathtaking in more ways than one! Reserve now to make sure you don’t miss out.

Available: All Year
Duration: 10 Hours
Difficulty: Easy
Minimum Age: 6
Pickup Available
Live Guide: English
In Bus Audio Guide: English, Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, Korean, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Finnish

What will I experience on this tour?

On the Golden Circle and Black Beach ATV Tour you’ll get the best of must-see Golden Circle attractions, with a special ATV adventure at the end!

The tour will begin with a pickup from the Reykjavík Terminal, or from your selected pickup location.

You’ll have the benefit of a live guide to make you feel at home and answer any questions throughout the day.

You can also enjoy plenty of info on the audio guide aboard the sightseeing bus, available in 10 languages.

One of the most iconic spots on any Golden Circle day trip is Þingvellir National Park (or Thingvellir National Park).

Þingvellir park is a UNESCO World Heritage site, thanks to its unique combination of geology and history.

You’ll get to stand on the ground where two tectonic plates meet, as well as where the world’s oldest parliament was formed in 930 AD!

After this, you’ll carry on to the Geysir geothermal area.

This is home to the famous hot spring geysers of Geysir and Strokkur.

Feel the raw power of the Geysir hot springs, with boiling mud pools and 30-meter columns of steaming water shooting into the air.

You’ll also get to admire Gullfoss falls.

This is one of Iceland’s most famous waterfalls thanks to its majestic cascade.

The Hvítá river rushes down a canyon into a spectacular waterfall. At the right moment, it catches the light in a stunning glow – hence its name, which means “Golden Falls.”

Finally, you’ll get to do one of the more adventurous Golden Circle activities – an ATV (quad bike) ride!

Get behind the wheel yourself and feel the crisp Icelandic wind in your hair.

Your expert guide will take you on an exciting (and safety-conscious) tour along a stunning black sand beach.

Get a new perspective on Iceland’s scenery, and get that adrenaline pumping!

Unique Audio Guide in 10 Languages

On the Golden Circle and Black Beach ATV Tour you’ll have the added benefit of high-tech buses!

Each seat is fully equipped with a USB charging outlet and a WiFi connected computer tablet.

Each tablet provides a GPS-synced audio guide.

Wherever you are on the tour, you can tune in to the audio guide for on-the-spot information and commentary. It’s available in 10 languages!

Highlights – Iceland’s Best Scenery with an Added Thrill

Explore history and geology at Þingvellir National Park
Feel the heat at Geysir geothermal springs
Admire the beauty of the Gullfoss waterfall
Drive an ATV along a stunning volcanic black sand beach

What’s included?

Guided coach tour
Pick-up and drop-off from Reykjavík Terminal
In-bus audio guide with a choice of 10 languages (English, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Finnish)
Friendly English-speaking guide
All necessary equipment for your ATV ride (helmet, gloves, warm overalls)
Free Wi-Fi on the bus and a USB charger for each seat

What’s not included

Food and drinks (you will have opportunities to buy these during the tour)
Hotel pick-up (this can be added as an extra service when booking)

What should I bring?

Warm waterproof clothing
Sturdy shoes
Your e-ticket – you can either print it or show it on a digital device
Your own headphones for the in-bus audio guide (or you can purchase headphones on the bus)

For your comfort: Dress to be ready for any weather! The weather in Iceland can be changeable, so it’s important to wear/bring warm, waterproof clothes, especially in winter. We recommend a waterproof jacket and pants, hat and gloves, warm socks and waterproof shoes.

What others are saying

We had an absolute blast with Ossi and the crew on our ATV tour of the black beaches in Iceland! Everyone was very helpful, they had great gear for all ages and sizes, and the machines were top notch. I went with my two boys, aged 12 and 8, and they felt this was the best excursion of our entire vacation. Can’t recommend enough!!


Reviewed June 2019 on TripAdvisor

One of our highlights of our trip to Iceland. Had a wonderful time exploring the magic of the golden circle. Our tour guide Alex was very informative, knowledgeable and friendly. We even had a surprise ice cream stop on a farm en-route. Recommend using this tour operator, if you’re going to the golden circle.


Reviewed October 2019 on TripAdvisor

A glorious sunny ride on the black beaches and then across the dunes…just one of those times you are glad to be alive and believe you can live forever! Ossi and team are wonderful and their experience and guidance is very reassuring. Just putting on the riding suit and helmet is a cool experience! Do mind their caution that if you have back or neck problems this adventure may not be for you as over the dunes can be bumpy.
Ever so glad I said yes to ATV with Black Beach Tours.


Reviewed June 2019 on TripAdvisor

Pickup details

The tour will start from Reykjavík Terminal, Skógarhlíð 10, 105 Reykjavík. Please be there at least 15 minutes before your chosen departure time.

You can also add a SmartBus pickup during booking (for an extra fee). The SmartBus service offers pickups from major hotels, guesthouses and designated bus-stops in the greater Reykjavík area, including Kópavogur and Hafnarfjörður.

For pickup from Kópavogur and Hafnarfjörður, please be ready at the pickup location 60 minutes before the tour departure time.

For pickup from other areas, please be ready at the pickup location 30 minutes before the tour departure time.

What other important details do I need to know?

  • All special clothing and all the equipment needed for the ATV trip is provided so you can enjoy a safe and comfortable ride.
  • No special skills nor former ATV experience are required.
  • You need a valid driver’s license to drive an ATV.
  • You will be sharing an ATV with another person, or you can have an ATV to yourself for an extra fee.
  • Please note that this tour is not recommended for pregnant travelers.

Cancellation policy

If you cancel your booking with more than 24 hours’ notice you will get a full refund. Cancellations less than 24 hours in advance are non-refundable.

Other Similar Tours

More into relaxation than exhilaration? You might like the Golden Circle and Blue Lagoon Tour, which includes a soak in the Blue Lagoon spa instead of an ATV trip.

Another choice is the Golden Circle Secret Lagoon Tour, a further option for those wanting to enjoy the thermal waters of Iceland.

Or, for a more exclusive experience, try the Golden Circle Premium Minibus Tour. This tour is conducted in a small group for added comfort.

The Golden Circle route is a fantastic way to experience the best of Iceland’s scenery.

From waterfalls to volcanic black sand beaches, you’ll make the most of your day with the Golden Circle and Black Beach ATV Tour.

Round it off with an adrenaline-pumping ATV ride, and you have an epic day tour that you certainly won’t forget.

Book now to reserve your spot!

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