South Coast: ATV Quad Bike 2-Hour Safari

4.8 / 5

45 reviews

Activity provider: Icelandic Mountain Guides

South Coast: ATV Quad Bike 2-Hour Safari

Activity provider: Icelandic Mountain Guides
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From US$ 156 per person

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A 2-hour ATV quad bike adventure at the foot of Mýrdalsjökull Glacier on the southern coast of Iceland. Including the famous DC3 plane wreck. Experience the contrast between the black sand desert, the Atlantic ocean and the serene mountain valleys.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 12 participants


  • Have an exciting ATV quad bike adventure
  • Take in the famous DC3 plane wreck on Sólheimasandur
  • Experience the black sand beaches and beautiful mountain valleys
Full description

The adventure starts with a short safety briefing on how to operate the ATVs. When everyone is ready, it's take-off time, when you'll head for the majestic black sand plains of Sólheimasandur. Cross this desert-like landscape and stop by the famous DC3 plane that crashed on the sands in 1973.

The guide will lead the group further over the sands to the spectacular coastline to witness views of the surrounding area. From the beach, see Dyrhólaey peninsula, the southernmost tip of Iceland. Looking inland, you can see the marvelous Mýrdalsjökull glacier in the distance.

Heading back over the sands and following the Jökulsá river, your adventure will conclude as you cross a river to enter a stunning mountain valley.

  • Experienced and qualified guide
  • ATV per two persons
  • Insulated cover-all
  • Helmet and balaclava face mask
  • Boots (optional, depended on weather conditions and guests shoe wear)
  • Extra warm clothing
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

Arrive at the base camp 30 minutes before the activity starts.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Driver's license
  • Warm clothing
  • Waterproof shoes

Know before you go

  • A valid driver’s license is required to drive a quad bike. Single riders and groups with odd numbers are required to book a single ride ATV, payable on location.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 45 reviews

Review summary

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We went with our 2 kids aged 11 & 8 for the 2hr atv safari. It was the best experience ever we had so much fun our guide Max was absolutely amazing & we learned lots about the area. We drove on black sand beaches, saw the plane wreck, drove through lupin fields & rivers. It was way better than we expected. Would highly recommend them and will definitely go again when in Iceland.

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July 6, 2022

Our guide was excellent. It’s too bad the other participants did not read the description of the tour. It read ‘ not for beginners, intermediate’. Two people were clearly beginners and slowed the whole group down. The guide had to continually stop to wait for those who were not comfortable driving an ATV which really ruined the entire trip for the others.. despite this the black sand beach was super fun to drive in and made it a unique way of getting to the plane wreck. I loved going through the streams.

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June 22, 2022

This is an amazing tour and for sure the best way to reach the plane crash site. Instead of one hour walking to the site, you spend the time in a thrill adventure that also includes black beach, driving through tunnels, rocks and lavender gardens with a great finish to a visit to a valley with a river of water coming directly from the glacier. The time spent in the plane site crash was more than enough to take all the pictures you need. Our tour guide was amazing and helpful. I definitely recommend this activity.

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June 18, 2022

Product ID: 395143