From Mýrdalsjökull

ATV & Glacier Walk Combo

Go on an exciting ATV-ride to the Sólheimasandur DC3 Plane Wreck and hike on a glacier walk on Sólheimajökull glacier. Great value combo option!

Tour code: AG304

Quad-biking through black sands and a glacier walk on Sólheimajökull

On this great-value combo tour, you start with an ATV/Quad-bike tour along the black sands of the South Coast, and then go explore the famous Sólheimajökull glacier on foot.

You start your day at Arcanum Base (Mýrdalsjökull Base), where you meet your guide and get prepared for the ATV-tour. Your expert guide will lead you down to the black sands of Sólheimasandur where you will visit the famous and photogenic DC3 Plane Wreck. The ride itself is guaranteed to get your adrenaline up, and the views will leave a lasting memory!

After your ATV-ride, your next destination is Sólheimajökull Base by Sólheimajökull Glacier. The drive between the two destinations only takes about 10 minutes and you will receive detailed driving instructions on the voucher if you book the tour. At Sólheimajökull, you will meet your glacier guide for the day, who will get you prepared and walk you to the glacier. After a brief safety instruction, you step onto the glacier where you will explore the many amazing and ever-changing features and ice sculptures. During the hike, your guide will educate you about the formation of the glaciers, their history and their role in the future of climate change. No technical skills are needed for this tour and all necessary equipment will be provided.

Please note: The ATV tour is operated by our partners at Arcanum Glacier tours. All drivers must be 17 years of age or older and have a full, valid driver's license. A learner´s permit, tractor, or motorcycle license is not sufficient according to Icelandic law. Single riders and groups with odd numbers are required to book a single ride ATV. This tour is meet on location only.

Tour Overview

  • Difficulty

    Easy

    Easy

    Accessible to all people in good health. Some tours involve walking for total of 1-4 hrs, sometimes on uneven terrain. These tours are most often with out carrying any or very little weight.

  • Availability

    All year

  • Duration

    5.5 hrs

  • Meeting Point

    Arcanum Base (Mýrdalsjökull Base)

  • Group Size

    Up to 15 per guide

  • ATV + Glacier Walk

    2 hrs + 2.5 hrs

  • 8

    Minimum age

    8 yrs

  • Language

    English

Tour Highlights

The Black Lava Sand Beach

The Abandoned Plane Wreck

Walking on Ice With Crampons

Sólheimajökull views

Included

  • Experienced and qualified guide
  • ATV per two persons
  • Insulated cover-all
  • Glacier gear
  • Tea, coffee, water and access to restrooms at Sólheimajökull

Not Included

  • Rain gear (for glacier walk)
  • Hiking boots (for glacier walk)
  • Extra pair of socks

Optional Extras

  • Solo ride on ATV
  • Rain gear (for glacier walk)
  • Hiking boots (for glacier walk)

Practical Information

Boots and Clothing

  • Light hiking shoes with a rigid sole work well for short trail walking in Iceland.
  • Other clothing should be picked according to weather that day. We advise dressing in layers.