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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

ATV & Glacier Walk Combo
Price from: 29.900  ISK

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

  • Meeting point

    Arcanum Base (Mýrdalsjökull Base)

  • Group size

    Up to 15 per guide

  • ATV + Glacier Walk

    1 hr + 2.5 hrs

  • Language

    English

  • Difficulty

    Easy

    Difficulty

    Easy

  • Availability

    All year

  • Duration

    5.5 hours

  • 8

    Minimum age:

    8 yrs

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Tour Highlights

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)

Tour Map and Itinerary

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ATV & Glacier Walk Combo

MAP & ITINERARY

First tour: ATV

ATV Adventure on a Black Sand Beach

Meeting point for your ATV tour is Arcanum Base (Mýrdalsjökull Base). Arcanum Base is located 9 km East of Skógar and 23 km West of Vík. The distance from Reykjavík is 160 km and the driving time is about 2,5 hrs. Take Road #222 and drive about 1,2 km to Arcanum Base (see road map). Please be ready 30 minutes before departure time.

At the base, you will get a safety briefing and be equipped with a helmet and an insulated cover-all. You then head toward the Black Sand Beach for a 2-hour exploration. Your ATV-tour ends where it began, at the Arcanum Base.

Second tour: Glacier Walk

An Easy Glacier Walk on Sólheimajökull Glacier

Your second tour departs from our Sólheimajökull Base by Sólheimajökull glacier. You must get there on your own. First, you drive back to Road #1, turn right and drive for 3 km before taking a left turn to road #221. From there, the drive to our Base Camp is 5 km. It takes approx. 10 minutes to drive the whole way. Please be ready for your second tour at least 20 minutes before departure, you have one hour to spare between tours.

At Sólheimajökull Base , you meet your certified glacier guide and get the necessary glacier gear (crampons, ice axe, and harness). When your group is ready, you walk down to the edge of the glacier, which takes about 15 minutes. After a safety briefing, your guide will lead you around the glacier tongue, with stops at the most impressive sights. You will see deep crevasses, tunnel and cave formations, and a spectrum of ice ranging from deep-blue to white to pitch-black ice.

At the end of the tour, you head back to shore and walk together to Sólheimajökull Base where you can enjoy complimentary tea and coffee.

  • First tour: ATV
  • Second tour: Glacier Walk
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Practical Information

We always recommend to book as soon as you are ready especially if you have a strict travel schedule or a large group. It is easy to change or cancel 24 hours before departure by emailing us ([email protected]). Tours can also be purchased the day of as long as there are spaces available.

There are no official addresses on our meeting points but you can see directions and GPS points if you click the map above.

Before we head to the glacier for the tour we need to get everyone fitted with the equipment, crampons and harnesses. The crampons need to be adjusted to each persons shoe size so it is important that people arrive 20 minutes before so everyone is ready at the departure time.

Sólheimajökull is in the south and is closer to Reykjavik, Skaftafell is in the south east and much farther away. The tours we offer on both locations are very similar, only operated on different glaciers so you can choose the one that best fits your travel schedule.

  • 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.