From Mýrdalsjökull

ATV & Glacier Lagoon Kayak Combo

Explore the South Coast in style with our combo package - power an ATV across the dark, volcanic sands before gliding in a kayak on the tranquil Sólheimajökull glacier lagoon.

Tour code: AG305

ATV & Glacier Lagoon Kayak Combo
Price from: 39.999  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 Mýrdalsjökull Base Camp, 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 fantastic 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 the proper kayaking technique for your beginner-friendly sit-on-top kayak. When everyone is ready, you push away from shore and 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 that can only be seen from the lagoon. After approx. + 90 minutes of paddling, you head back to the land.

Please note: All drivers must be 17 years of age or older and have a full, valid driver's license. According to Icelandic law, a learner´s permit, tractor, or motorcycle license is not sufficient. 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

    Mýrdalsjökull Base Camp

    Meeting point

    The tour starts at Mýrdalsjökull Base Camp and the second activity will take place on Sólheimajökull. You must travel between the base camps by yourself.

  • Group size

    8 per guide on the kayak tour, 16 per guide on the ATV tour

  • Language


  • Difficulty



    Accessible to all people in good health.

  • Availability

    May - Sep

  • Duration

    1 hour & 2.5 hours

  • 14

    Minimum age:

    14 yrs

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Tour Highlights


  • Experienced and qualified guide
  • ATV per two persons
  • Insulated overall
  • 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


First tour: ATV

ATV Adventure on a Black Sand Beach

The meeting point for your ATV tour is Mýrdalsjökull Base Camp by Icelandic Mountain Guides, 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 Mýrdalsjökull Base Camp (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 overall. You then head toward the Black Sand Beach for a 2-hour exploration. Your ATV tour ends where it began, at the Mýrdalsjökull Base Camp.

Second tour: Glacier Lagoon Kayak

Easy Kayaking Tour on the Calm Sólheimajökull Glacier Lagoon

Your second tour departs from our Sólheimajökull Base by Sólheimajökull glacier. See the location on Google Maps. You must get there on your own. 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 we walk together to 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.