ATV Express

Duration:
1 hour

Availability:
Jan. – Dec.

Difficulty:
Easy

Pickup:
No

Min. age:
8 years

Region:
South

The South Coast of Iceland is famous for its collection of untouched black sand beaches, shining like dark gems along the shore of the island country. Explore these beaches in the best way possible on this adrenaline-packed ATV quad biking tour. If you really want to get up close and personal with this unique part of Iceland, this is the best option out there.

Why you’ll love this tour

  • Ride a quad bike on the endless black sand beach of Iceland
  • Experience the breathtaking landscape of the South Coast
  • See the ruins of the 1973 aircraft wreck as well as stunning views of Mýrdalsjökull glacier
  • Enjoy the guide’s informative overview of the area’s history and geology
  •  Many of our guests have told us that this unique day tour is one of the most beautiful experiences of their entire Iceland vacation.

What’s included?

Activities and gear

  • Guided ATV tour
  • All necessary safety equipment

Transportation

  • No pickup

Staff & experts

  • English speaking local expert guide

Meals

  • Meals not included

Highlights

  • Myrdalsjokull glacier
  • Dyrhólaey
  • Katla volcano
  • Sólheimasandur
  • DC3 Plane Wreck
  • Black sand beaches

Tour itinerary

This tour is perfect for those who crave action as well as for nature lovers. Take advantage of this chance to experience the breathtaking landscape of this area that was formed by the now-dormant volcano Katla. The volcano can currently be found hibernating under the Mýrdalsjökull glacier. The view along the coastline to Dyrhólaey with this majestic glacier in the background is sure to take your breath away, if the weather and visibility permits, of course.

You will depart from our base, which lies underneath Mýrdalsjökull glacier. Your experienced guide will provide you with all the gear needed for this adventure. The guide will also tell you about the all-terrain vehicles and give you a complete rundown of the safety instructions before you begin your ride. After everyone is ready to go, you’ll pass through some small rivers and streams en route to the first black sand beach.

After arriving on the luscious black sands of the first beach, you’ll have the space and opportunity to really see how fast these quad bikes can go. Iceland is known as the land of contrasts for good reason. Race along the beach with the Atlantic Ocean stretching out along one side and the cragged faces of the cliffs along the other, while the distant mountains crown the landscape. This is just one example of the unmistakable contrasts to be found along the South Coast.

During the ride along the beach, there will be time to stop at the famous DC-3 plane wreck. This landmark arrived in Iceland in 1973 when a US Navy plane was forced to crash land on the beach. Thankfully, there were no casualties, but the plane has remained on the beach ever since. From this vantage point, there is a spectacular view all along the black coast to Mýrdalsjökull glacier and Dyrhólaey, the southernmost point of the country. The tour will end where it began, at the base camp underneath Mýrdalsjökull glacier.

Meeting point: Ytri-Sólheimar 1

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Important notes

The following is important information applicable to our ATV tours. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us by email or phone, we are here to make your tour exceptional!

 

Operation:
This tour is operated by our trusted partner.

Booking:
All drivers need to have a valid driver’s licence and a minimum age of 17 years old. Our day tours are very popular and we have many days when all available seats are booked out. Please book your tour early to avoid disappointment. You can book this tour online using the booking form or just call our office. We typically respond to phone calls from 8:00 AM to 17:00 PM GMT – if you do not reach us, please send an email and we will reply your message as soon as possible.

Prices:
All prices are per person. We accept payment by major credit and debit cards with no additional fees. Gratuities are not included.

Tour itinerary changes:
At all times your safety is our first priority. You can expect any kind of weather in Iceland. For this reason, the tour itinerary may be subject to change the sights without notice or the tour might be canceled due to weather, or other unforeseen circumstances. If the timing changes, we will need your valid mobile phone number to contact you and inform you of the time change. Please don’t forget to fill out your phone number on the booking form. If the tour is canceled, you can choose to receive a full refund or to reschedule your tour for another day. We make every effort to avoid any such changes wherever possible.

What to bring:
We recommend you bring warm first and/or mid layer, e.g. a warm sweater. Proper shoes are required. This means no high heels, sandals, flip flops or open toed shoes. It’s best to wear waterproof boots. Bring your personal daily medications if required.

Medical conditions:
Please let us know of any allergies or medical conditions that you may require assistance with.

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from
18.990 ISK
All prices are per person.

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