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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

ATV & Glacier Lagoon Kayak Combo
Price from: 27.900  ISK

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.

After the ATV 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.

Tour Overview

  • Meeting point

    Arcanum Base (Mýrdalsjökull Base)

  • Group size

    8 per guide on the kayak tour

  • ATV + Glacier Kayak

    1 hr + 2.5 hrs

  • Language

    English

  • Difficulty

    Easy

    Difficulty

    Easy

  • Availability

    May - Sep

  • Duration

    5.5 hours

  • 12

    Minimum age:

    12 yrs

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Tour Highlights

Included

  • 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

Not Included

  • Rain gear
  • Extra pair of socks

Optional Extras

  • Solo ride on ATV

Tour Map and Itinerary

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ATV & Glacier Lagoon Kayak 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 Lagoon Kayak

Easy Kayaking Tour on the Calm Sólheimajökull Glacier Lagoon

Your second tour departs from our at 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 our Base, you will get suited up and meet your expert kayaking guide. Your kayaking tour takes 2.5 hours in total - 1.5 hours active - which is enough time to circle the lagoon.

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

  • First tour: ATV
  • Second tour: Glacier Lagoon Kayak
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Practical Information

Study this FAQ in details before contacting us with your questions.

Icelandic Mountain Guides have taken out extra fee for single use of kayak. There is a maximum to how many kayaks can be on each tour per guide. The guide will for each tour find out the best solution according to the ability and interest of the group.

We recommend a long sleeve clothing in order to separate your skin from the dry suit. Avoid bulky clothing they might restrain your ability to put on the dry suit. Usually worrying about temperature is unnecessary since this is a summer tour and also guests need to walk to the lagoon and paddle during the tour. Extra socks might come in handy if your feet get wet. Also for more information you can have a look at our equipment list.

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.

  • 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.