South Coast: ATV Quad Bike 2-Hour Safari

4.9 / 5

75 reviews

Activity provider: Icelandic Mountain Guides

South Coast: ATV Quad Bike 2-Hour Safari

Activity provider: Icelandic Mountain Guides

From US$ 174.76 per person

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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  • 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
Not suitable for
  • Children under 8 years
  • Pregnant women

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Meeting point

Meet at the Arcanum Base on road 222. Look for Arcanum Adventure Tours - Mýrdalsjökull Base.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Driver's license
  • Warm clothing
  • Helmet
  • Waterproof shoes

Not allowed

  • Intoxication
  • Alcohol and drugs

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

4.9 /5

based on 75 reviews

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This is such an amazing adventure. We are a family of gran, grandad, mum, dad and 2 children aged 10and 8. It was a vey cold day for our trip but once in our suits and helmets we were fine apart from our thumbs (wear gloves). Anthony our English speaking guide explained many interesting things to us and gave us info on the crashed plane. We had such a great time - Thanks for everything Anthony . You must experience this adventure.

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February 16, 2023

We booked in for the ATV Quad bike safari but unfortunately due to the weather we were told that it wasn't possible. BUT the amazing people at Icelandic Mountain Guides gladly offered a FREE upgrade to their Vik: Mýrdalsjökull Snowmobile Adventure which was amazing! The ATV Quad bike adventure looked like it would have been great but this was definitely a very welcome upgrade! My partner and I would 100% recommend booking anything with this great company!

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February 5, 2023

I planned this for my best friend’s birthday. He said it was the best birthday he has ever had! The experience was better than we thought. My best friend and I are large and we both were so happy that they had suits up to 5xl! Also, my best friend lost his very expensive shoe on the ride and the staff went out and found it. We were soooo thankful for them going the extra mile because we were on vacation. The trip was a nice long trip that had so many things to see! It was worth the money!

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September 25, 2022

Product ID: 395143