Embark on a 2-hour outdoor tour on an ATV to Lava Beach. Enjoy the thrilling ride to Krísuvík peninsula over the mountain Festarfjall and to the black sandy beach Selatangar. Experience mountain hiking on an ATV through to mountain Hagafell where you will have a clear and panoramic view of the mountainous region.
We ride to Krísuvík peninsula over the mountain Festarfjall and to the beach Selatangar where we take a short break before heading back for some more mountain safari. We ride on ATV through lava and black sand and up onto the mountain Hagafell, where we can expect a good view over the Blue Lagoon and the island of Eldey.
Our path runs through various lava-fields, our old harbor which is now a recreational area with dramatic shipwrecks and over hundred-year-old foundations that remain unspoiled and protected for a reminder of the old life.
We’ll ride along the coastline through rocky mountain paths taking a left turn for fun up and down a path to a lunarscape-looking valley that reminds you of a Sci-Fi movie scene. If you’ve ever wondered how it’s to drive between 2 mossy volcanic craters then that’s what's 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 human-vulnerable force our earth can pull up on us. 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 are 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 birdlife, 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 our favor, we’ll head to the summit of our ATV trailed Mt. Hagafell for a breathtaking 360’ panoramic view overlooking the area!
You can meet us on location or you can choose to have a pick up/drop off in Reykjavik.
Directions for those driving themselves:
Note: it takes 45 minutes to drive from the center of Reykjavík to our base and 20 minutes from Keflavík airport.