ATV & Glacier Lagoon Kayak Combo
This 2-in-1 South Coast activity package combines a ATV ride on the black lava sand beach with a kayaking tour on Sólheimajökull glacier lagoon.
Tour code: AG305
Black Sand Beach ATV and Glacier Kayaking South Coast Combo
On this meet-on-location combo tour, you visit two popular South Coast attractions, but in a unique way.
Your first tour is an ATV/Quad-bike ride on the black lava sands of Sólheimasandur. You will meet your guide at the Arcanum Base (Mýrdalsjökull Base), where you will receive all the necessary gear and get a brief safety lesson, before heading out to the black beaches on your quad bikes. You get to take in some amazing views of the glaciers and vast beaches of the South Coast, before visiting the famous Sólheimasandur DC3 Plane Wreck. From there, you will head toward the Jökulsá river, descending from Mýrdalsjökull glacier, explore the canyon a bit and test yourself with some river crossings, before heading back to the Arcanum Base.
After the snowmobile tour, you must travel on your own to our Sólheimajökull Base by Sólheimajökull glacier. You will get detailed driving instructions on your voucher if you book the tour. Once there, you will meet your kayaking guide who equips you with a dry suit and other necessary kayaking gear. He will also demonstrate to you the proper kayaking technique for your beginner friendly sit-on-top kayak. When everyone is ready, you push away from shore and start to explore the majestic icebergs that have calved off the glacier. Your guide will lead you around the lagoon to admire the glacier, its icebergs, and the steep cliffs of the surrounding mountains, from a perspective the can only be seen from the lagoon. After approx. 90 minutes of paddling, you head back to land
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.
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.
May - Sep
Arcanum Base (Mýrdalsjökull Base)
8 per guide on the kayak tour
ATV + Glacier Kayak
2 hrs + 2.5 hrs
The Black Lava Sand Beach
The Abandoned Plane Wreck
Kayaking between icebergs
- Experienced and qualified guide
- ATV per two persons
- Insulated cover-all
- Kayak, paddle and dry-suit for the kayaking tour
- Tea, coffee, water and access to restrooms at Sólheimajökull
- Rain gear
- Extra pair of socks
- Solo ride on ATV