Day Tours/Activities

Lava Beach Buggy Tour – 2 hour

If you are looking for a thrilling adventure close to Reykjavík city and Keflavík international airport, this 2 hour Lava Beach Buggy Tour is a great option.

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  • Available all year
  • Duration 2 hours
  • Location Grindavík
  • Difficulty
  • Age limit Minimum age is 6 years

What you'll experience.

Join a thrilling 2 hour Lava Beach Buggy Tour

If you are looking for a thrill, this 2 hour Lava Beach Buggy Tour is a great option. This tour will take you on a 2 hour long buggy adventure around Hópsnes on Reykjanes peninsula.

The tour

You will start the Lava beach buggy tour by meeting up with your guide for the day. The tour operates from 4×4 Adventures base camp in Grindavík on Reykjanes peninsula and geopark. The tour will take you through lava-fields and the old harbor which is now a recreational area. There you can see a shipwrecks and over hundred year old foundations that remain unspoiled and protected.

Continuing the lava beach buggy tour you will ride along the coastline through rocky mountain paths and through a lunarscape-looking valley. The scenery there is nothing short of a Sci-Fi movie scene. Next you will be driving between two mossy volcanic craters on your way to the black sand beach.

Now the lava beach buggy tour will take you to the black sand beach of Selatangar (Sealbay) where you will be going back to the Viking age. In this area you will find old fishing villages from the middle ages where Vikings settled for fishing purposes until 1886. You will see foundations of their settlements where they carved lava rocks to build their huts and sheds from, using driftwood as rooftops. They have been declared inviolate, but unfortunately, some of them are getting slowly shattered from the powerful waves that break here during high tide. The waves are often really high in this area. It also holds great birdlife and the occasional curious seal that pops up from the ocean to say hello.

On you’re way back on the lava beach buggy tour you will also see sheep’s and horse’s. The Icelandic horse’ stay outside most of the winter and grow extra thick fur for warmth. If there is enough time, you will also head to the summit of the ATV trailed Mt. Hagafell for a breathtaking 360’ panoramic view overlooking the area. The guides are all highly experienced for outdoors activities and have great local knowledge.

The buggy cars

The side by side off-road buggies are growing more and more popular. They are a perfect fit for adventurous families or a group of friends who’d like to have a good laugh together, buckled in a Mad Max feel-like cage on four wheels riding through our furious area. This is a great way to explore the nature and to have a great time doing it as well.

Cancellation policy
  • The operator of this tour will charge a cancellation fee of 100% if booking is cancelled 2 days (48 hours) or less before event
  • The operator of this tour will charge a cancellation fee of 10% if booking is cancelled 100 days or less before event
Please note

If you want more information about this tour or have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. You can either send us a message through the contact form or via email at info@nordicgreentravel.com.

Check the weather forecast for the area this tour operates in; Faxaflói area weather forecast

This tour is carbon offset through the forestry project Plant a Tree in Iceland

If you want to know more about Plant a Tree in Iceland, please visit the project at www.plantatreeiniceland.is

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Included in final tour price.


  • All necessary equipment for a Buggy ride
  • An English speaking guide

    What to bring.

    • Camera
    • Outdoor clothing
    • Warm clothing underneath


    • Spectacular mountain views
    • Black Sand Beach
    • Old ruins
    • Rugged coastline


    Tour operator

    This tour is operated by 4x4 Adventures Iceland.

    4x4 adventures iceland logo Certified tour operator

    18.900 ISK
    Per person

    18.900 ISK